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Vancouver Photos of the Week

Posted August 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. In a little while, my weekly photo collections will be filled with grey clouds, boots in puddles, umbrellas at crosswalks, and leaves that have tumbled to the ground as they give up on the season. Until that time, which won’t be anytime soon, please enjoy these glimpses of summer […]

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Events

Things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Weekend

Posted August 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Summer isn’t over yet and with events lined up for Labour Day Weekend — even in the rain — you’ll have plenty of activities to enjoy with the family around town. Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr Things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Weekend Events that run for […]

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Contests

Win Free Tuition for CircusWest

Posted August 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Combine fitness, performance art skills, and good old fashion play with CircusWest this fall as they launch their new program for the season for kids and adults alike. Photos courtesy of CircusWest CircusWest is Vancouver’s circus performing arts society – a comprehensive circus arts centre for all ages. Located […]

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5 Vancouver Hyperlapse Videos

Posted August 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Two days ago Instagram introduced Hyperlapse, a new app that allows users to create speedy timelapse videos with their phones: “Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time […]

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Events

Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival

Posted August 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Vancouver’s cobblestone streets will be dripping with sweet and smoky sauce this weekend as the Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival takes place Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st. Carrall Street will be closed to traffic and the neighbourhood will turn into a festival space complete with live music, […]

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Book a Great Photographer in Vancouver at Discounted Rates with 51moments

Posted August 28, 2014 by Jodi Shaw

Stop searching for a photographer online, stop wasting your money and get the deals and discounts you want. Head on over to 51moments.com a Vancouver web database that links those seeking professional photographs at great discounts. Keep reading for your own discount below. So How Does 51 moments Work? It’s pretty easy and takes all […]

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Events

Westham Island Herb Farm: A Day at the Farm

Posted August 27, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Westham Island Herb Farm hosts their 9th annual A Day at the Farm event on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Westham Island Herb Farm bounty. Photo credit: Ann Hung & Eric Flexyourhead on Flickr Organized by the Delta Farm and Wildlife Trust A Day at […]

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Film

VIFF 2014: BC Film Spotlight

Posted August 26, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) is known for showcasing local, Canadian, and international film talent and this year homegrown talent is front and centre as VIFF has just confirmed 13 features for the BC Spotlight program. Sonja Bennett of Vancouver and James Caan in Preggoland. Launched in 2013, […]

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Contests

Summer of Bear Discovery at Grouse Mountain

Posted August 26, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Once reaching the lodge at Grouse Mountain, by SkyRide or after completing the Grouse Grind, there’s one thing most people do: check in on the bears. Grinder and Coola are both orphaned grizzlies who were found in 2001 in different parts of BC and they now live in a […]

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Awards

We Heart Local Awards 2014: Nominations Open

Posted August 25, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. We Heart Local is the best way to find local food, making it easy for consumers who are looking for local options, and the program is currently hosting its second annual We Heart Local Awards. We Heart Local Awards 2014 Anyone living in BC can nominate and vote for […]

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Accommodation

Three BC hotels with big surprises!

Posted August 11, 2014 by mike

The province of British Columbia has something for everyone. There’s rain forests, oceans, mountains and world-class urban centres.  The same could be said when it comes to finding a place a fantastic place to stay while exploring the giant province. …
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Alberta

PS I Love You & Mozart’s Sister Announce Tour Dates

Posted August 6, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Paper Bag Records labelmates PS I Love You and Mozart’s Sister have announced the dates of their fall tour of Canada. PS I Love You is hitting the road in support of their third release For Those Who Stay. The album was recorded when recorded when Paul Saulnier briefly moved to Toronto from the band’s
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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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“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

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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