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Giants win fifth straight in a mismatch

The Giants dominated the game from start to finish, outshooting the visitors 38-17 and scoring once in each period.read more

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January 29, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL Downsizing from house to condo in Vancouver: A comparison, by neighbourhood [Vancouver Sun] INTERNATIONAL Seattle eyes plan for permanent tent city [Globe and Mail] A Village Grows in Los Angeles [GOOD

Alta Bistro

Whistler's newest hot spot delivers great food, atmosphere and value.

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Dinner at Earls with Mission Impossible co-star Michael Nyqvist

Michael Nyqvist, 50, the Swedish actor who became world famous after portraying the Blomqvist character in the Millennium Trilogy movies (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl

Louie vs Jang: who will run for NDP in Vancouver-Fraserview?


Jang V Louie in a winner-take-all match for Vancouver-Fraserview MLA - click for larger

Thanks to the iron

68% off a True Wellness Package from Sabai Thai Spa

The True Wellness package lasts for a blissful hour and forty-five minutes and is “designed for someone who wants to be confident, see results and unwind, but who

Fun poll results: 50% have turned a lost item in, 50% have not

Wow, I don’t think a poll has ever turned out this way before!

Last week I asked if you’d ever found a lost item on transit and turned

Robbins departure: was she pushed or did she jump?


Darlene Heidemann's GlobalTV story gets right to the issue - see video

It's truly been a crazy 24

“Active transportation” plan for 2011 will see $2 million in pedestrian, cycling improvements

Pedestrians, cyclists and almost every city neighbourhood will benefit from $2 million in strategic “active transportation” investments proposed in this year’s capital spending program, headed to council

Step Inside the Real Home of the Future: Passivhaus

[caption id="attachment_10912" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Saskatchewan Conservation House, c. 1977."][/caption] Canadians helped invent a house so efficient you could heat it with a hair dryer. Then we forgot about it.

Rider alerts for UBC buses, the 135, and New West Station, Jan 29 and 31, 2011

A couple of key transit updates have crossed my desk. Spread these around if you know people who might be affected!

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011: one

Last day to vote on the smartcard name, Friday January 28, 2011

A ticket vending machine on the Canada Line. In 2013, we'll be using electronic fare card instead!

Reminder: today, Friday, January 28, 2011, is your last day

January 28, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL B.C. cities, including Victoria, are world-class in their lack of affordability, story and photos [Times Colonist] Mega-developer Concord Pacific hopes to swing land deal with city hall [Vancouver Courier] Jan

CUTA BC Youth Summit application deadline extended: Mon Feb 21, 2011

Update: we’ve extended the deadline for applications for the CUTA BC youth summit! The new deadline is now Monday, February 21, 2011, not Monday, January 31 as previously

McCabe and Mrs. Miller returns. The Illusionist, The Mechanic, Casino Jack, The Company Men and The Rite

Six new films arrive, and a 40-year-old masterpiece beats them all. McCabe and Mrs. Miller is back to help Vancouver celebrate. (Read more)

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Envision the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan

An interview with a city sustainability planner.

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The latest morale-busting staff disaster at Vancouver city hall

Of all the departures from city hall since Vision Vancouver took charge, Carlene Robbins’ abrupt exit on Monday is the most puzzling.

A lot of reporters knew Carlene. She

Senior staffer takes fall for Pandora fire, City claims Robbins “quit”

Release: The draft Greenest City Action Plans are available for comment!

By the City of Vancouver, Curious what it's going to take to become the Greenest City in the world by 2020?  Find out what thousands of people have said

Translink – North Shore Area Transit Plan

On Tuesday (Jan 25th) Translink held a meeting at the Pinnacle seeking input on what North Shore residents wanted over the next 20 years.

I saw a lot of

Christy Clark speaking at Parkgate February 1st




Christy will




Seeing: Arriva Ristorante Italiano – Lessons on turning corners at laneways

Although responding to street intersections through thoughtful urban design and architecture is quite common, treating the intersection of laneways and streets with the same respect is rare. Yet,

January 27, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL Decades-old buildings believed prone to earthquake failure [Globe and Mail] Earthquake kit basics: food, water, flashlight – and a plan [Globe and Mail] Burnaby gondola plans moving forward [Vancouver Sun] Competition

Waldorf Movie nights, Last bit of PuSH and DTES Women’s March

Oye hoy, Vancity. We're into the final stretch of January and we'll keep you buzzing 'til the very  last day. You'll be mighty impressed at this week's top

Relay: an interesting experiment

Ame Henderson/Public Recording’s Relay is an interesting theatrical experiment. Presently on tour across Canada, this Toronto company intrigues the Vancouver audience with a performance based purely...

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Ween show full of drama at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The crowd wanted a show, but didn't expect the drama that ensued.

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Not Juliet’s balcony: an interview with Justin Muir of Balcone

Balcone, (Italian for balcony), is a nonprofit society based in Vancouver. It presents contemporary art projects in a variety of situations and spaces.

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Shy, bold photographer Rick Legal

Rick Legal is relatively new to the Vancouver photography scene. His nude photographs are some of the most powerful images I have seen.

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Hey, Vancouver, meet Marcus Purnell. Again.

WinterPRIDE starts this Sunday!

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BC’s water to be sold to the highest bidder?

Water on the auction block? Recently announced plans could open "water markets" in BC.

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