Archive of posts tagged "downtown"

CBC's On the Coast Liveblog from O'Douls

Friday, January 30th, 2009 — 3:09pm PDT
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To celebrate jumping on to the FM dial (88.1), the CBC is on location at O’Douls today to enjoy some piano music (note the theme… 88 keys… 88 on the dial). The topics today will focus on the West End; from rent-o-victions to St. Paul’s and I’ll be adding my own notes, history tidbits and […]

Vancouver History: The Three Greenhorns

Friday, January 30th, 2009 — 2:00pm PDT
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About a hundred and fifty years ago cows were being raised at the north end of Burrard Street in Vancouver’s downtown. It was a farm bought by three Englishmen, who came to be known as “The Three Greenhorns”, that purchased most of what we know today as the West End, spending $1.01 for each of […]

Vancouver History: St Paul’s Hospital

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 — 12:28pm PDT
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The first time I heard of St Paul’s Hospital was when I was talking to my friend (and neighbour) about where we were born. We were about 9 or 10 years old and she told me she was born at St. Paul’s in Vancouver, which seemed strange to me since my brother, sister and I […]

Vancouver Buildings in Google Earth 3D

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 — 10:00am PDT
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Last March Google launched its cities in 3D program and as of this month, Vancouver is on now the list. If your local government is like many around the world, you’ve invested in developing a 3D model representing buildings in your city’s downtown–perhaps your entire jurisdiction. Or, maybe you haven’t yet produced a 3D model, […]

Chop Shop Gets its Own Series

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 — 10:50am PDT
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I recently interviewed the Owner of the Chop Shop on Granville for my weekly E!Online post. The following is an abbreviated version of the post: Paperny Films A new docu-soap featuring Vancouver’s Chop Shop will share the rock and roll “anti hair salon” lifestyle this February on Slice Network. Owner and Chop Shop star, Daniel […]