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New Captain of the Vancouver Canucks

Comments 22 by Rebecca Bollwitt

What do Orland Kurtenbach, Andre Boudrias, Chris Oddleifson, Don Lever, Kevin McCarthy, Stan Smyl, Dan Quinn, Doug Lidster, Trevor Linden, Mark Messier, and Markus Naslund have in common? They’ve all worn the “C” for the Canucks since we entered the league in 1970. This morning at a press conference at GM Place the organization announced […]

WTS – What the Surrey #35: Blame Surrey

Comments 24 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I spend a good part of my week defending my hometown of Surrey. Sure the city isn’t perfect, it’s people aren’t either, but I honestly don’t think Pleasantville can be found anywhere in the Metro Vancouver area. Over the weekend a terrible incident, fueled by intolerance and hate, occurred in the West End. Early Saturday […]

Name the Baby Beluga at the Vancouver Aquarium

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update: The baby’s name has been chosen, and will now be called Tiqa This summer I had the chance to visit the Vancouver Aquarium for the first time in about a decade. What I discovered was that it was far from simply being a tourist attraction and an entertainment destination. It’s a valuable research facility, […]

Vancouver History: The Name Game

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been a while since I did a Vancouver History segment so I have decided to look at some familiar streets and neighbourhoods around town and share how their got their name, with help (as always) from my favourite VancouverHistory website. Shaughenessy Thomas George Shaughnessy, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was the President of the CPR until […]

BarCampVancouver08 Day Blog

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Since I have done about 15 live blogs in the last week or so I’m not going to be liveblogging today’s sessions. However, I will be updating this post throughout the day with a day blog in order to take notes, jot down links, and share photos. 10:00am: Right now we’re just doing the schedule […]

Keall Foundation Project Tunisia Live Blog

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I have found my way to the auto/ONE Trunk Gallery located on 3rd Ave between Pine and Burrard and now have internet access thanks to Cecilia and her dedicated IT guy who took my call. The gallery is actually a car dealership (talk about fusion) with white leather couches, ambient music, and cars so shiny […]