This morning’s dose of random history bites is courtesy of VancouverHistory.ca. In 1988: Point Roberts, the little tip of Washington State thatâ€™s accessible by land only through BC, finally got its own US-based telephone service. B.C. Tel had been serving the area up until this year. In 1958: Under construction, the Second Narrows Bridge collapsed […]
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I think the last time I only posted a single post within a 48 hour period was either when we were in Iowa last fall or some time in 2006. This cough, cold, insomnia and crippling fever have really thrown me for a loop, however I’m on the road to recovery just in time for […]
Photo Credit: Joe Pelletier’sGreatest Hockey Legends I was recently inspired to write another post of this nature based on how I was able to enlighten folks to the fact that there was much more to Joe Fortes than an oyster bar. Whenever I hear the ad for Cyclone Taylor Sports on morning radio it gets […]
Our good friend Henry, who spends time all across the world but is still nice enough to send del.icio.us links our way for blogging purposes, sent along a this information. A new Canadian chamber opera based on the life of the late writer, poet and actress Pauline Johnson will have its world premiere in Vancouver […]
Contributed by John Biehler Once again, SXSW Interactive dropped a huge pile of swag on all attendees. The first year I attended, I ended up having to get an additional bag for all the goodies on the way home. Where possible, I brought extra swag for coworkers that didn’t make it to the conference and […]
Contributed by Colleen of Shot Heard Round the Web By now, if you pay attention to the tech news at all, you’ll have heard about the absolute train wreck the Mark Zuckerberg keynote was at South by Southwest. I’m not chiming in with anything particularly new I don’t think, but I did want to offer […]