Mount Pleasant will get a new beacon for the festive season thanks to a public art installation.
The Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area, Liveable Laneways Society, and the Lee Building will flip on the light switch of a large-scale representation of a tree, created by the Liveable Laneways Society, architect and artist Jasminka Miletic-Prelovac, and her colleague Robert Sutherland.
The tree, mounted on the western exterior side of the historic Lee Building, is made from white chloroplast attached to chicken wire and decorated with lights donated by BL Innovative Lighting.
Live Nation has announced that Canadian rock group Mounties will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom--with guest Rich Aucoin--on Friday, March 21, 2014, as part of the Straight Series.
The members of Mounties (Hawksley Workman, Ryan Dahle, and Steve Bays) first met in 2009 and participated in an improvised two-week recording session three years later.
Known for their collective work in Limblifter, Age of Electric, Hot Hot Heat, and Fur Trade--along with their celebrated solo identities--the Mounties had their first hit in early 2013 with “Headphones.”
The band's debut album, Thrash Rock Legacy, will be released on March 4.
You won't see the word DEVIL or BIGPIG on any B.C. licence plate.
That's because earlier this year, ICBC rejected these requests from motorists wanting these letters on vanity plates.
Why? Because ICBC considered DEVIL and BIGPIG to be "offensive".
Nor will you come across vanity plates with the words BITCHIN, DAM, BAD ASS, or GWI LOW, which is Cantonese slang for "white man".
They were vetoed for the same reason in 2012.
Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation obtained the complete list of vetoed plates after filing an access-to-information request to ICBC.
Others deemed offensive included: FU, F U, FUBAR, and KKK.
For such a small town, Tofino has some pretty great food.
I don't get to this West Coast outpost (pop. 1,600) very often, so when I visited for a recent learn-to-surf trip, I made sure to check out SoBo. I've heard about this place for years but never managed to get there myself. One of my colleagues, who visits Tofino frequently to surf, raves about SoBo's smoked wild fish chowder.
Vancouver residents planning a trip to Japan now have a new option. All Nippon Airways will make its first flight to Canada on March 30, 2014.
That's when the Tokyo-based airline will begin offering daily non-stop service between Vancouver International Airport and Tokyo Haneda Airport. According to a news release from the Vancouver Airport Authority, ANA will use Boeing 767-300 airplanes with capacity for 214 passengers. Flights will arrive at YVR at 2:55 p.m. and depart at 4:55 p.m.
When the PMO sends out a photo of four current and former prime ministers laughing it up, it's time for another Caption the Political Photo.
This image shows Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien, and Stephen Harper hanging out during their flight to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's public memorial.
Here's how our photo caption contest works. If you were Harper and/or the ex-PMs, what would you be saying in this picture? Tell us in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.
We'll repost the photo tomorrow (December 10) using our favourite submission.
This bike has been a decorative fixture on its particular block in Mount Pleasant for as long as I can remember.
And I mean fixture—no need to lock it up, the wheel rims are buried in the soil.
Most of the year it serves as a planter. But over the Christmas holidays, just like the tree branches, the fence pickets, and the window sashes, this bicycle—as you can see—gets its own string of lights.
News reports regularly state that there is massive opposition to Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline in First Nations communities across B.C. But those reports rarely feature the voices of First Nations people who aren't chiefs.
In her short film "No Tankers Territory", Ora Cogan shares the views of Heiltsuk women in Bella Bella on the pipeline. The National Energy Board is expected to issue its decision on the pipeline by the end of this month. The final decision rests with the federal cabinet.
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