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Robson Square Ice Rink Now GE Ice Plaza

November 23rd, 2009 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

After closing in 2004, the Robson Square Ice Rink is now renovated, re-surfaced, and covered with ice in time for some winter fun and 2010 festivities — of Olympic proportions. “Before” In 2006 I profiled the rink, which was in limbo — looking for sponsors and ways to reconstruct the skating surface without damaging the […]

Vancouver Washington, A Tale of Two Vancouvers

November 3rd, 2009 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Washington, near the Oregon border and lying on the outskirts of Portland, is tired of playing second fiddle to the big cities especially ours which bears the same name. As such, the Washington city is considering changing its name so they can stand out on their own. “The Vancouver Columbian in Washington reports that […]

Campaign to Save Bear Creek

September 23rd, 2009 @ 12:40pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

A proposed road development to expand 84th Avenue in Surrey right through the Southern tip of Bear Creek Park has residents up in arms. Bear Creek Park in Surrey is a pillar of the community featuring a playground and pool, 5 acres of gardens, a track, forest trails, meadows, and the Surrey Arts Centre. Bear […]

Should YVR be renamed Terry Fox International

August 21st, 2009 @ 7:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Toronto has Pearson, Paris has de Gaulle, New York has JFK, and Liverpool has John Lennon while we have Vancouver International Airport or simply, YVR. Photo source: wiki Over the years many have been tossing around the idea that the three airport code letters “YVR” don’t do our region justice and recently this school of […]

Wednesday Morning Link Fest: News Roundup

August 12th, 2009 @ 10:26am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Every morning while getting ready for work, my husband listens to the local news radio station. As I slowly wake from my slumber I hear sports scores peppered with weather guarantees and the latest Hollywood gossip that all somehow work their way into my half-conscious dreams. As such, this morning’s Link Fest is dedicated simply […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Cates Park

June 29th, 2009 @ 8:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Summer to us means packing up John‘s big blue backpack and heading down to the beach. We walk through forest trails that open up into sprawling sandy shores and rest for hours in the open air. Snacks include fresh fruit and water, while we either read books or use the headphone splitter to enjoy the […]

Bike to Work Week 2009 – Bike Lane Poll

May 11th, 2009 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today kicks off Bike to Work Week in BC as people are being encouraged to leave their cars at home for their commute and when they head to the polls to vote. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr To challenge workplaces (and offer a reward for their participation) you can register your office & your […]

Phoenix Coyotes Potential Move to Ontario

May 6th, 2009 @ 9:23am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Phoenix Coyotes have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie has put in a $212.5 million offer for the team, which is contingent on the team being moved to Southern Ontario. You can see the dream. Bringing more of Canada’s sport back home. Shane Doan a captain in Canada. Wayne […]