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CFL

Alouettes’ offence flat in 31-5 loss to Argonauts

Posted August 1, 2014 by Postmedia News

MONTREAL — We’ll say this much about the Alouettes — they’re consistent. And bad. In their final game before the bye week in the schedule, the Als were held without a touchdown at Vancouver and scored five points. Friday night […]

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Business

Talent alone not enough for tennis success

Posted August 1, 2014 by Postmedia News

MONTREAL — Francoise Abanda was transported back to her roots as she watched dozens of young players hit tennis balls on kid-sized courts in the shadow of Olympic Stadium. “I started playing when I was 7, hitting a ball against […]

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General

Surrey RCMP seek suspect in assault on 16-year-old girl

Posted August 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Mounties in Surrey are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old girl earlier this week. On July 27, the victim was walking on a pathway behind Clayton Heights Secondary School in Surrey when a … Continue Reading

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General

Things to do in Vancouver BC Day Long Weekend

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The big August event list just went up yesterday but this glorious weekend ahead of us warrants its own posting. A long weekend, sunshine, and plenty to do around Metro Vancouver. Have a great BC Day everyone! Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr Things to do in Vancouver BC […]

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Events

August Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Rio Theatre has a nice selection for their late night movies series this August including a marathon of Indiana Jones. These 19+ screenings can be complimented with a beverage from the theatre’s full service bar as you enjoy a night out with friends. Tickets are available online in […]

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Events

August Events in Metro Vancouver

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. There is no slowing down this month as August is packed with events, from the Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival to the Harmony Arts Festival, the Honda Celebration of Light, Pride Festivals (in New Westminster and Vancouver) and Vancouver TheatreSports League: TripImproviser if you’re looking for something indoors. This […]

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General

August in Vancouver History

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Vancouver was incorporated in April of 1886 and the months that followed were full of growth, development, and unfortunately a giant setback in the form of the Great Vancouver Fire. By the time August rolled around, the city was rebuilding and as Chuck Davis notes in his History of […]

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Contests

Downtown Squamish Getaway for Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Squamish Days are here! July 31st through August 4th the community will celebrate 100 Years of Squamish and the 57th annual Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival. The weekend will be packed with fun for the whole family, from participation in a 10km run to sitting back and enjoying a […]

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General

France Vancouver Fireworks Photos

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Honda Celebration of Light fireworks continued in Vancouver last night as hundreds of thousands people packed English Bay and the surrounding shores to watch France’s display. Beaches are getting full and boats are jockeying for position. No reported issues & great crowds. #Air1 photo pic.twitter.com/g2E3ZUYJnI — Vancouver Police […]

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General

Vancouver Sunset Sailboat Cruise with Simplicity Sailing Charters

Posted July 30, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. We walked down to Coal Harbour from our place in the West End on a simmering, sunny afternoon and reached Harbour Green Park just as the Blue Heron pulled up to the dock. Cody from Simplicity Sailing Charters had reached out to me about coming for a sunset sail […]

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General

Archive Photos of the Day: Cordova Street

Posted July 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Cordova Street, which runs through the most history-laden part of Vancouver, was once called Willow Street and Oppenheimer Street, before eventually being named after Don Antonio Maria Villaces y Cordova, Spanish Viceroy of Mexico thanks to L.A. Hamilton. 1886: View of Granville [Townsite] looking west from Westminster Ave (Main […]

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General

Public Tours of BC Place

Posted July 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. BC Place is one of the easiest landmarks to spot on a map of Vancouver aside from Stanley Park. It’s an icon of our fair city, opening in June of 1983 and again in 2011 following $150 million in major renovations, it has hosted everything from the CFL, MLS, […]

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Contests

Celebrate Your Birthday with Capilano Suspension Bridge

Posted July 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, almost as old as the City of Vancouver itself, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, and spread the joy, everyone with a birthday between August 1st and November 29th is invited up to Capilano Suspension Bridge to enjoy free admission […]

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Canadian Politics

Crap, I’m Ineligible for Public Office

Posted July 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Today I am announcing my intention not to run in a future election. I have realized I may be ineligible for public office, having written erotic fanfiction, blog posts about tampons, and occasionally even worn a sexy dress.

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General

High Ends Announces Debut, Shares Free MP3s

Posted July 18, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

High Ends, the side project of Yukon Blonde frontman Jeffrey Innes has announced that he will release his solo debut Super Class on October 7 via Dine Alone Records. To celebrate, he’d shared a free streams of ‘Intoxicated’, ‘The Weight’ and ‘Downtown’ from the album; The side project came about as a result of the
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Activism

How Translink Impedes Transit Use

Posted July 9, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Translink is “being evasive on exactly how much money is being spent on this.” via Compass Card program delayed again by TransLink – British Columbia – CBC News. How’s that for not surprising. Translink is notorious for its taxation without representation: taking municipalities’ money without providing democratic representation to municipalities. This was a gift from […]

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Activism

The Occupy Movement Has Changed the Narrative, But We’re Not Done

Posted July 8, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Recently, with the WEF spending the last few years acknowledging global income inequality is a problem, I’ve declared a kind of victory for the Occupy Movement: getting the lexicon on the 1% and inequality on the tongues of the sly gazillionaires who rule the world, and into mass consumption. Now we see that the CEO […]

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Activism

The 1% Has More Solidarity Than We Do

Posted July 7, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

The 1% are claiming we have it out for them; that if we don’t tone down the rhetoric and stop calling them names like “the contemptuous rich,” we might end up starting a class war. But they already know there’s a class war, and it’s been going on for generations. Today, the rich are winning […]

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Alberta

Stream Grey Lands’ Cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘My Back Pages’ (Featuring Greg Keelor) for Free

Posted July 3, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Grey Lands, the latest project from Cuff the Duke’s Wayne Petti, has unveiled a free stream of his cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘My Back Pages’, featuring Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo, via CBC Music. The track is taken from Grey Lands‘ forthcoming debut album Songs by Other People, out on August 12 via Paper Bag
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Allan's Perspective

“Assholes of the Day!”

Posted June 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Two! Count ‘em, Two for the price of one! The Government announced the approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline yesterday, which means thousands of jobs and billions of dollars pumped into our economy …., and both Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau came out against it! For playing politics, and jeopardizing the economic health of Canada, […]

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Canada

Real Housewife of Vancouver Jody Claman’s daughter shot at gas station

Posted June 9, 2014 by Jes

Drama.The Real Housewives of Vancouver daughter Mia Deakin, daughter of Jody Claman was shot outside of a gas station in East Vancouver according to Van City Buzz.According to the report, Deakin was shot in the back and is currently at the hospital in …

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General

Vancouver Attracts The Best From Around The World: Meet Producer Dylan Ellis.

Posted May 24, 2014 by Jenn Ashton

Dylan and I have chatted over social media for nearly two years now and I have to say we were very excited when we heard the final decision, that he and his wife Amy would indeed make the move to Vancouver from Dubai. Dylan is exactly the kind of cool …

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General

Reveiw – Sex With Strangers – You Know Something We Don’t? (2014)

Posted May 7, 2014 by JadeSperry

Sex With Strangers (SWS) are from the shadows of rain-covered Vancouver.  They draw from a wide source of influences from new wave and post-punk to ’60′s inspired ballads. Although the band revels in the exploration of a wide variety of genres, SWS has managed to create their own unique sound that is highlighted by robust bass
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General

Great Hacks from the Open Data in Vancouver

Posted March 3, 2014 by David Eaves

Last weekend I helped host an Open Data Day in Vancouver. With the generous support of Domain7, who gave us a place to host talks and hack, over 30 Vancouverites braved the sleet and snow to spend the day sharing ideas and working on projects. We had opening comments from Andy Yan – whose may […]

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Environment

Salmon spawn in East Vancouver?

Posted November 12, 2013 by Darren

The other day–I can’t recall where–I read a story about salmon spawning in East Vancouver. It turns out that they spawn in Still Creek, near the…

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General

Come to Fireworks Factory

Posted March 14, 2013 by Darren

In recent years, Web of Change has been the most important event I attend each year. It’s a gathering of really senior people in the social…

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