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‘The dead don’t scare me': B.C. paranormal investigator thrills with ghost stories

Posted October 31, 2014 by Anonymous

After nearly 20 years of experience working as a paranormal investigator, Peter Renn says ghostly encounters rarely frighten him anymore. “To be honest, the dead don’t scare me; it’s the living that does,” joked Renn, president and lead investigator for … Continue Reading

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Woman delivers baby on side of Metro Vancouver highway

Posted October 31, 2014 by Anonymous

A scary start to Halloween ended well for a mother who delivered her baby on the side of a Burnaby, B.C., highway late Thursday night. Juna Tasleem, spokeswoman for Fraser Health, confirmed to Metro that a mother gave birth near the Gaglardi … Continue Reading

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Events

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted October 31, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Photo credit: Ruth Hartnup on Flickr Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below. Friday, October 31, 2014 Trick or Treat Parade at Willowbrook Halloween at Lonsdale Quay Halloween SkyTrain Party Richmond Olympic Oval […]

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Halloween SkyTrain Party

Posted October 31, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. If you’re out celebrating tonight the wise choice for getting around would be public transit and if you’re up for a party anyway, why not have it right on the SkyTrain? The Vancouver Public Spaces Network (“VPSN”) hosts the Halloween SkyTrain Party for all ghosts and ghouls tonight. Photo […]

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November Events in Metro Vancouver

Posted October 30, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Leaves disappear from branches, lapels sport poppies, and we cruise into the holiday season with returning festivals and craft markets around the region. This November I invite readers to join me in celebrating 10 years of Miss604 at my anniversary party on November 13th. Two days later, I encourage […]

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Archive Photos of the Day: On The Job

Posted October 30, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. I began assembling this collection of photos from the City of Vancouver Archives on Labour Day, hence the theme, and while it didn’t get published then, I still love these “on the job” photos of Vancouver workers throughout the years: 1887: C.P.R. crossing under construction on Cordova between Seymour […]

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Vancouver History: The Creche

Posted October 30, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. 104 years ago a philanthropic institution in Vancouver offered daycare for the children of working mothers for 10 cents a day. The Creche, first located at 752 Thurlow Street downtown, received children of women who have to go out to work “when their mothers are unable to give them […]

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Contests

Ballet BC’s 2014-2015 Season

Posted October 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. We are so fortunate to live in a city with such an appreciation for the arts and I am thrilled to once again introduce Ballet BC‘s program for the season and to offer up a contest for my readers. Photo by Michael Slobodian courtesy of Ballet BC Ballet BC’s […]

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Interesting Vancouver

Posted October 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Back in 2008 I liveblogged the Interesting Vancouver event at the Vancouver Rowing Club. Founder Brett Macfarlane brought together over a dozen informative, creative, inspirational and thought-provoking speakers that night and the event has continued every year since. On Friday, November 7th, the 7th annual Interesting Vancouver will take […]

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Miss604is10: A Special Anniversary Party

Posted October 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Dear readers: Miss604 is turning 10 this November so I’d like to throw a party to celebrate… and of course you’re all invited! What #Miss604is10 When Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:04pm until 10:00pm Where The Belmont Bar at 1006 Granville (at Nelson) downtown Vancouver Tickets Available online now […]

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Win Tickets to CircusFest

Posted October 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. CircusWest presents CircusFest next week, featuring Vancouver’s top circus artists alongside talented national and international performers. The festival consists of a variety of shows from contemporary works to classic acts, children’s daytime shows and late night cabarets. On top of the performances, there will be workshops for all levels, […]

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Highlights of Food Bloggers of Canada 2014

Posted October 22, 2014 by Valerie Lugonja

Another amazing coming together of Canadian Food Bloggers from coast to coast Sitting at the Edmonton International Airport writing a quick recap of the highlights of my time at the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference 2014 I sit, simply overwhelmed and in awe of the Canadian Food Bloggers that FBC brought together these past 2 […]

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Climate Change

Politics, Re-Spun: Transit Should Be Free; Until Then…

Posted October 18, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

$1/day is a good start to get there.

It’s good for the environment. It reduces commuter stress. It forces governments to increase progressive taxation to cover infrastructure costs. It uses BC’s cheap hydro electricity. It combats rampant zombie consumerism. The post-secondary UPass system has improved commuting incredibly.

So $1/day is a good start to get there:

Mayoral candidate Meena Wong of COPE launched another populist proposal Wednesday, calling for a universal transit program that would cost each of Vancouver’s citizens $1 per day.

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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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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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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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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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