Archive for the category "politics"

History Tidbit: Duff Pattullo

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My personal history with Pattullo goes back about 29 years however the name played an important role for me in high school biology. I used to be able to remember that the knee cap was called the “patella” since it was like a bridge between the femur and tibia (at least in my mind it […]

Obama Inauguration 2009

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

“Wake up! America’s about to inaugurate its first African American president!” John bellowed this morning as I slowly slipped out from between the sheets and took my place on the couch. I don’t have the most exciting “where were you?” story as I’m sitting, wrapped in fleece blankets from Iowa, with my MacBook on my […]

Civic Election Results for Metro Vancouver

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

For city-by-city results, please scroll down Aside from watching the hockey game tonight, I’ll also be keeping an eye on the civic election results for all cities in the Greater Vancouver region. Actually, my focus will be on Vancouver and Surrey as they’re the municipalities to which I am most closely tied (and I voted […]

Civic Elections 2008, Surrey Council Candidate Paul Hillsdon

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week I met up with Paul at Central City for some breakfast, a chat, and some good old fashioned Surrey talk. Paul Hillsdon is a blogger that I crossed paths with a few years ago now and he’s taken his passion for transit planning, environmental responsibility and education to the next level by running […]

Barack Obama, America's 44th President

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

On the fourth of July I usually write a post on my site paying tribute to our neighbours to the south, across the largest unguarded border in the world [2006] [2008]. However, my involvement with the country is rooted far deeper than notes I have jotted in cyber-space annually. During some of the highest and […]