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Birks Clock Back Again

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Photo: Kris Krug – 2005 Meeting under the Birks clock is as “Vancouver” as whistling the $1.49 Day Woodward’s jingle or stampeding through Army & Navy on shoe sale day. The iconic timepiece stood outside Birks’ flagship store on Granville and Hastings and was moved to Georgia and Granville – spending time at town major […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Park Names

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Although Stanley is our most famous, there are more than 200 other parks in our City that range from wetland, dog parks, beachfront, forest trails, golf courses, and colourful playgrounds. Some parks are named for their neighbourhood or geographical location however many are named in honor of a person. Lord Stanley – Stanley Park, Photo […]

Empire Stadium Revived for 2010

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It was the site of the Miracle Mile and where the Beatles took the stage in Vancouver, now after being demolished in 1993 Empire Stadium will once again be filled with cheering fans. Life.com – August 1954, Photographer: Ralph Morse Here are some historic events that took place in the old Empire Stadium, located on […]

Vancouver History Tidbits

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Drenched to its core on a bleak and dreary Monday morning, the city has come alive for another workday. Even though I do not have a commute, I can still feel the cold damp chill of downtown’s enveloping concrete soak through my skin, as though I were standing on a corner mid down-pour. It’s just […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Name Game

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My History Tidbits series has contained everything from Fountains, Trails, and Mansions but today I thought I would play the Name Game once again. Every day I wonder where a street, building, or bridge in Metro Vancouver got its name. I’d have to say my favourite so far is the history of Mr Duff Pattullo […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: On this day

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ITEM #: SGN 113Photographer: Bailey Bros. I thought of continuing my weekly Then and Now photo series until I realized that most “then” images would not accurately depict the city’s fall hues in black and white. However, as I glanced at one of my favourite local history resources this morning, I found the following and […]