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Robson Street Safeway is Closing

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

According to the checkout clerk this evening, it’s been 15 years in the making: the Safeway on Robson at Denman is closing its doors this Saturday. I remember when the liquor store across the parking lot shut down, that was when the old building was slated to be demolished and a new super-Safeway was to […]

West End Summer Block Party

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I advertised this event last year although we didn’t end up going… someone also criticized it for being “only 3 hours long” but if it’s 3 hours of fun times in the neighbourhood, I’m game. Gordon Neighbourhood House is holding its 9th annual West End Summer Block Party and 65th Birthday Celebration on Saturday August […]

Sparta Back in Vancouver this September

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Did you know Sparta was coming to town again for the 3rd time in a year? That’s pretty sweet news for John and I who have been lucky enough to interview Jim and Keeley on the previous 2 occasions. Want to know what makes this even better? They’ll be opening for Alice in Chains. Yes, […]

Rushing the RIO on Broadway

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We don’t nearly spend as much time on Commercial Drive as we should. I can probably only name two occasions in the past year when we ventured over that way and each time we say we should return, and for longer [1]. Taking in a movie at the RIO would be the perfect excuse. Aside […]

Manuel Rescues The Beaver

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

(not actual rescue chihuahua) No, that’s not a title of a Shaw On-Demand program that will cost you $10.99. John had left the room and I was sitting on the couch, watching the evening news when the story hit: the Vancouver SPCA has a rescue chihuahua. As I was retelling the story to Trevor this […]