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Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) was once again named Best Airport in North America at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Geneva, Switzerland today. Rated 8th overall worldwide, it is the only North American airport included in the top ten. This is the fourth year in a row that YVR has been awarded this distinction. I’ve [...]
The Vancouver Park Board has voted unanimously in favour of renaming Discovery Square at Burrard Station to Art Phillips Park, after the former Mayor from 1973 to 1977. Photo credit: veronique_m on Flickr Many of the “livability” perks we have today in Vancouver are thanks to Phillips’ vision. Pete McMartin from the Vancouver Sun explains: [...]
Vancouver has earned many distinctions and topped many lists, from having some of the best city beaches, being the most congested or most expensive to the most livable, and now it’s Canada’s Most Walkable. Vancouver walkability heat map. The popular website/service Walk Score ranked Canada’s cities and the list included: 1. Vancouver (Walk Score = [...]
The new Port Mann Bridge hasn’t had the best track record during its first winter in operation. There are about 340 insurance claims filed since the December 19th snowstorm that include damage from a 40-car pile up and falling ice. Yesterday, the Ministry of Transportation revealed a three point plan to make the bridge safer [...]
Racing across my Twitter streams this afternoon was the news that the Waldorf Hotel in East Vancouver was closing its doors and soon a link to the official press release appeared: Rest In Peace @waldorfhotel. Thank you for an amazing 3 years as an arts and culture hub in our city ow.ly/gGdZU — Vancouver Is [...]
After a disappointing 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers at BC Place this afternoon, the Whitecaps‘ saving grace came from an unlikely place — our Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC. We needed the 3-point finish at home but the second best result was for Seattle to defeat FC Dallas who we’ve been battling in the [...]
This afternoon Krista Rand sent me a message on Twitter with a photo of the Orpheum sign coming down. Many panicked at the news that the iconic neon beacon on Granville was being removed however it has been determined that it’s all part of a master plan. Photo credit: Krista Rand on Twitter Since the [...]