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New Whitecaps Logo for MLS in 2011

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Whitecaps are moving into Major League Soccer for the 2011 season along with another expansion teams in Portland and Montreal (2012). This morning the Whitecaps unveiled their new logo that will be used when they join the MLS. Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS, 2011) Some of the early reactions are a bit bleak, so I […]

Quit Facebook Day is May 31

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo by: John Bollwitt To many people, Facebook is the internet. It’s open in a browser throughout the day, it could be their home screen, and on average users are connected to 130 “friends” at a time [Facebook: Stats]. However, even with close to 400 million users (11 million in Canada alone) Facebook isn’t on […]

Would You Touch the Stanley Cup?

Comments 28 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During the Olympics I had the chance to have a little visit with the Stanley Cup at the BC International Media Centre. Phil Pritchard was present with his white gloves as media and security staff lined up to find and point out where their favourite player or team’s name was engraved. I walked up to […]

New Smoking Ban Approved for Vancouver Parks & Beaches

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This evening the Vancouver Parks Board voted unanimously to ban smoking in parks and on local beaches. Photo credit: anasantoson Flickr Vancouver Fire Captain Gabe Roder says if we have another hot and dry summer–like we did last year– then it’s only common sense to have cigarette smoking ban in place. He says it’s a […]

Canucks are Northwest Division Champions

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though I’m a few days late for this one it’s certainly noteworthy to mention that for the third time in four years, we’ll be raising a banner to the rafters of GM Place come fall. The Vancouver Canucks have once again clinched a playoff spot and secured the title of Northwest Division champions. The […]

Transit Fares on the Rise

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When you head down to 7-Eleven Thursday morning to purchase your monthly transit fare card don’t be fooled — Translink’s fare hikes kick into effect April 1st bumping up pre-paid fares by at least 10%. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr I put a reminder out on Twitter and @reneestephen replied saying it now costs […]