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Hope in Shadows Calendar 2015

Posted November 24, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The 2015 Hope in Shadows calendar is now for sale and you can scoop one up from your local vendor, located on a bustling street corner in Vancouver. There are a few layers to the Hope in Shadows project, starting with the photographs that go in the calendars. Hope […]

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8 Vintage Vancouver Cake Photos

Posted November 24, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. There is a deep appreciation for delicious delicacies, decadent treats, and comforting home-cooked fare in Vancouver, from sashimi and Canadian caviar to vegan ice cream, donuts and gooey cheeseburgers. One sweet indulgence is cake, of all shapes and sizes, that our talented local pâtisseries and bakeries serve up for […]

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The NDP looks to 2015: “We’re up against our own belief in the ability to get this done”

Posted November 24, 2014 by David Akin

On Saturday, in the western Prince Edward Island riding of Egmont, 1,500 local Liberals showed up to vote in a four-way nomination race. For those not in politics, let me assure that 1,500 at just about any nomination anywhere is a helluva good turnout but this is a rding where, in 2011, there were just […]

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Alberta

Dead Wild Roses: Premier Jim Prentice – Forgetting Simple Truths

Posted November 24, 2014 by The Arbourist

Funny Juxtaposition of our Fossil Fuel Premier in front of a Nature themed backdrop.

I love Alberta! Where else can you see bought politicians spew unvarnished truth about who is important in Alberta and who isn’t. I skip ahead of myself though, allow me to backtrack a bit.

Reading this article from the CBC stoked up the cranky cynic in me. I wish that our politicians would make their allegiances to power less obvious.

“Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the province has forgotten some key points about the sustainability of the energy industry and is vowing (Read more…)

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Twitpic part 4

Posted November 24, 2014 by James Hamilton

So anyways, Twitpic shut down but the photos will continue to live on in Twitter. But here continues the blasts from the past.

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Allan's Perspective

Sunday Morning Funnies #2213

Posted November 23, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

The Male Cycle: When I was 13, I hoped that one day I would have a girlfriend with big tits. When I was 16, I got a girlfriend with big tits, but there was no passion, so I decided I needed a passionate girl with zest for life. In college I dated a passionate girl, […]

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Christmas

Twitpic part 3

Posted November 23, 2014 by James Hamilton

So anyways, Twitpic shut down but the photos will continue to live on in Twitter. But here continues the blasts from the past.Santa Speedo RunSanta 5kToronto Roller Derby

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Christmas

Black Friday in Metro Vancouver

Posted November 22, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Take our turkey-fuelled Boxing Day deals, amp them up, drive up the discounts, offer them before Christmas, and you have the shopping phenomenon south of the border known as Black Friday. The day after American Thanksgiving is all about deep discounts and deals at retailers of all sizes and […]

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Canada

Feds move toward protecting Canada’s ‘brand’ in foreign mining operations

Posted November 22, 2014 by The Canadian Press

At a Mining Association of Canada luncheon, two federal cabinet ministers emphasized the need for ethical standards

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Saturday Morning Confusion About Trees!

Posted November 22, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

“I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree!” That’s a poem by Joyce Kilmer, but this is actually a story about Christine Montgomery and Andy Beaton! The ballad of Chris and Andy! You see, Chris is an amateur Poet who put a small box on the tree in front […]

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Maclean’s on the Hill: POTYs, misconduct and ISIS

Posted November 22, 2014 by macleans.ca

Also: Joe Oliver’s EI hiring credit

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Twitpic part 2

Posted November 22, 2014 by James Hamilton

So anyways, Twitpic shut down but the photos will continue to live on in Twitter. But here continues the blasts from the past.Honda Indy Toronto

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Canada

The Maclean’s Power List: The 50 most important people in Canada

Posted November 21, 2014 by macleans.ca

Our annual, unapologetically subjective list includes everyone from rappers and corporate predators to chefs and non-profit paragons

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Contests

Win Tickets to the Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss Game

Posted November 21, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Vancouver Giants embody hockey with heart, especially with their annual Teddy Bear Toss which supports the CKNW Orphans Fund and The Province Empty Stocking Fund. Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss On Saturday, December 6th, as Vancouver takes on Saskatoon, fans are encourage to bring a new, unwrapped stuffed […]

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Alberta

Bigstone’s lost opportunity

Posted November 21, 2014 by Tamsin McMahon

A poor reserve in the oil sands, beside one of Alberta’s richest Aboriginal communities. Why Opportunity works and Bigstone doesn’t.

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Christmas

The unending of Twitpic

Posted November 21, 2014 by James Hamilton

We were told that the photo and video sharing service that posted the content to Twitter would end in September of 2014 and that if we wanted the photos we would have to download them before they disappeared forever. Twitter ended up with the photo arc…

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Canada

Maclean’s Live: Watch the Halifax International Security Forum

Posted November 21, 2014 by macleans.ca

Major global players gather for the sixth-annual forum

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Status of Women Canada approved few projects on aboriginal women

Posted November 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Opposition parties asking why agency didn’t give green light to more projects focused on aboriginal women and girls

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Sentencing for former Ontario MP Del Mastro postponed to January

Posted November 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Questions remain about next steps in disgraced politician’s legal battles

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My Roommate Ordered Someone to Rape Me When I Was a Student at Queen’s

Posted November 21, 2014 by Anonymous

Victims of sexual violence shouldn’t have to complain to The Toronto Star in order to be heard. I complained to my university 10 years ago, but my complaints did not seem to inspire any change. Was that because I didn’t have a newspaper on my side?

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Home Depot For The Holidays! #HolidaysHappenHere

Posted November 21, 2014 by Stephanie

The holidays are the perfect time to add some love to the house.  Little changes, sweet decorations, lots of candles, a few lights, and of course the perfect Christmas Tree can make a huge difference in the feel of your home.  Are you in need some inspiration?  Pop on over to see what is available […]

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QP Live: Maybe they’ll talk about income splitting

Posted November 21, 2014 by macleans.ca

Your daily dose of political theatre

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Canada

The Maclean’s 2014 Power List: Top 15

Posted November 21, 2014 by macleans.ca

Ready or not, here’s the final reveal of our annual Power List

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The Maclean’s 2014 Power List: By the numbers

Posted November 21, 2014 by macleans.ca

We dug into the biographies of the 50 most important people to find out more about what links them together and sets them apart

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Canada

Intelligence agency disclosures rise in fight against terror

Posted November 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

New figures show Canada’s financial sleuthing agency disclosed more than 1,000 pieces of intelligence to police and security agencies last year

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Maclean’s wins four online publishing awards

Posted November 21, 2014 by macleans.ca

Maclean’s picked up one gold and three silvers at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards

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Events

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted November 20, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Before American Thanksgiving, Black Friday, the Grey Cup Festival, and the cracking open of advent calendar windows (or beer boxes) we have a very full second-to-last weekend in November to enjoy. Here’s what you can get up to in Vancouver this weekend before the holiday rush begins. Photo credit: […]

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Bright Nights in Stanley Park Christmas Train 2014

Posted November 20, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Bright Nights in Stanley Park Christmas Train returns for its 17th season from November 27th until January 4th. Enjoy a dazzling light display, music, snacks, entertainment, and visits with Santa in the heart of Stanley Park. Photo credit: Bright Nights in Stanley Park Stanley Park Christmas Train Hours […]

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Canada

‘Blackballed’ Mountie says colleagues interfered with his investigation

Posted November 20, 2014 by Charlie Gillis

Confidential informant discouraged from working with him, Sgt. Peter Merrifield tells harassment trial

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Contests

Best Buy Robotic Toy Giveaway

Posted November 20, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Best Buy is home to toys for all ages, whether you like to play music or video games, take or print photos, or accessorize your gadgets and gear. Best Buy online also has a toy section, filled with everything from remote control cars, learning toys, and robotics to DVD […]

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Agriculture

The Editorial: Protecting Canada’s farmland, the right way

Posted November 20, 2014 by macleans.ca

Canada’s agricultural land is being subsumed by development around our biggest cities. But protecting that land comes with its own problems.

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Remember those Heritage Minutes?

Posted November 20, 2014 by andrea tomkins

So this happened: And before I could pop another piece in I googled “burned toast” and “Heritage Moment” because TO THIS DAY I can’t smell burned toast without remembering this commercial. Funnily enough, it took me ages to find it because it’s titled: Wilder Penfield on Historica Canada’s YouTube Channel. Had they called it “I […]

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General

What You Need To Know About Facials Vs. Peels

Posted November 20, 2014 by Sonya

I’ve been to spas before and have spent anywhere from $80 to $250 on a facial. Some were straight forward maintenance type of facials—you know, with extractions and that steaming machine that opens up your pores? To the extreme, I’ve […]

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Christmas

3 Reasons to Attend the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

Posted November 19, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival takes place Saturday, November 22nd at the new Surrey City Hall Plaza. It’s a highlight of the holiday season and although I could name many more, here are 3 big reasons to attend this free family festival this year: Photo via Surrey Tree […]

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Christmas

Vancouver Christmas Market

Posted November 19, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The 5th annual Vancouver Christmas Market opens on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in Downtown Vancouver. This slice of European holiday cheer hosts 50 unique vendors and a variety of themed activities through to Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Vancouver Christmas Market Take a spin […]

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Edmonton

Duchess Bakeshop Cookbook by Giselle Courteau

Posted November 19, 2014 by Valerie Lugonja

This cookbook is the perfect Christmas gift for any and every Edmonton baker! Unable to attend the early VIP book launch and reception for my favourite Edmonton Bakeshop, I sent my daughter, Ragan. I had to be there, somehow! She came home with my Duchess Bakeshop Cookbook, a swag bag better than any major Christmas […]

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Vancouver Photos of the Week

Posted November 19, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. It’s been a gloriously crisp November so far and before the rain arrives, I wanted to make sure to share a beautiful collection of photos that have been shared with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and #Photos604 on Instagram over the last week and a half: Vancouver Photos of the […]

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The Sun doesn’t always shine!

Posted November 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, let me tell you a little bit about Sun News. First of all, the Sun News TV network is not on basic cable because the left wing media and government have managed to keep it relegated to the hinterland of cable TV by making it the only news network you have to pay extra […]

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