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Robson Square Ice Rink Now GE Ice Plaza

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After closing in 2004, the Robson Square Ice Rink is now renovated, re-surfaced, and covered with ice in time for some winter fun and 2010 festivities — of Olympic proportions. “Before” In 2006 I profiled the rink, which was in limbo — looking for sponsors and ways to reconstruct the skating surface without damaging the […]

Vancouver Washington, A Tale of Two Vancouvers

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Washington, near the Oregon border and lying on the outskirts of Portland, is tired of playing second fiddle to the big cities especially ours which bears the same name. As such, the Washington city is considering changing its name so they can stand out on their own. “The Vancouver Columbian in Washington reports that […]

Campaign to Save Bear Creek

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A proposed road development to expand 84th Avenue in Surrey right through the Southern tip of Bear Creek Park has residents up in arms. Bear Creek Park in Surrey is a pillar of the community featuring a playground and pool, 5 acres of gardens, a track, forest trails, meadows, and the Surrey Arts Centre. Bear […]

Should YVR be renamed Terry Fox International

Comments 24 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Toronto has Pearson, Paris has de Gaulle, New York has JFK, and Liverpool has John Lennon while we have Vancouver International Airport or simply, YVR. Photo source: wiki Over the years many have been tossing around the idea that the three airport code letters “YVR” don’t do our region justice and recently this school of […]

Wednesday Morning Link Fest: News Roundup

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Every morning while getting ready for work, my husband listens to the local news radio station. As I slowly wake from my slumber I hear sports scores peppered with weather guarantees and the latest Hollywood gossip that all somehow work their way into my half-conscious dreams. As such, this morning’s Link Fest is dedicated simply […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Cates Park

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Summer to us means packing up John‘s big blue backpack and heading down to the beach. We walk through forest trails that open up into sprawling sandy shores and rest for hours in the open air. Snacks include fresh fruit and water, while we either read books or use the headphone splitter to enjoy the […]