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NHL Heritage Classic at BC Place: Canucks vs Senators

July 10th, 2013 @ 1:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The NHL’s Heritage Classic series is heading to BC Place on March 2, 2014 as the Vancouver Canucks will face the Ottawa Senators in the first regular season game to be played in a retractable roof stadium. Earlier this year five other cities were rumoured to host Heritage Classics and the Vancouver date was confirmed […]

Translink Fares Go Up January 1, 2013

November 15th, 2012 @ 10:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I remember a time when I could ride the SkyTrain for 75 cents. Mind you, the SkyTrain ended at Scott Road and there was only one line, not three. Fare hikes are an inevitable part of life in a major metropolitan area with the last one around here taking place April 1st, 2010. The Translink […]

The West End’s Historic Legg Residence

October 12th, 2011 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

With another year comes another battle downtown over a historic property that is slated for demolition to make room for a high-rise. This time around it’s the Legg Residence on Harwood that’s on the chopping block. Listed as one of Heritage Vancouver’s Top 10 Endangered Sites for 2011, it’s one of only three West End […]

Vancouver Viaduct History and Future

August 4th, 2011 @ 9:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last month Vancouver City Council decided to proceed with a second series of studies that would concern the future of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts [The Province]. The current viaducts, installed in 1972, serve as passage for tens of thousands of vehicles (and bikes) into the downtown core from False Creek, Chinatown, and East Vancouver. […]

Target Stores Come to BC

May 27th, 2011 @ 9:59am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Back in January big box retailer Target bought out Zellers stores in Canada for $1.8 billion. Formerly a Hudson’s Bay Company property, select Zellers stores across the country will begin a changeover to become Target stores by 2013. Photo credit: j.reed on Flickr Announced yesterday, Zellers locations making the switch to Target in BC are: […]

SFU Gondola Open Houses

May 24th, 2011 @ 8:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last two years there has been talk of a gondola to transport students up Burnaby Mountain to Simon Fraser University. In recent months, a proposal has been put together and the concept is now up for discussion. Whistler Blackcomb’s Peak2Peak Gondola. Photo credit: Many_Jansen on Flickr Connecting the Production Way SkyTrain station to […]

Spring Break in Vancouver 2011: Readers’ Choice Poll

March 7th, 2011 @ 12:22pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Spring Break is just around the corner for many local schools and that may leave parents wondering what kind of activities they can get up to with their kids. I regularly feature parks, community events, and “tourist in your hometown” ideas and the following destinations come to mind: The Britannia Mine Museum Exploring the Harrison/Agassiz […]

Another BC Place Construction Update

February 7th, 2011 @ 1:05pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last August, after the iconic marshmallow-like dome of BC Place was deflated and removed, I posted a construction update. Now that all of the masts for the new roof at the stadium are in place, BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) announced today that they expect the project to be complete by September 30th, 2011. Here’s a […]