The Vancouver International Airport was recently named the most efficient airport in Canada. But does it have the best washrooms in the nation?
It's in the running for that honour, as it's been named one of the five finalist nominees in the fifth annual Canada's Best Restroom Contest.
It'll be competing against washrooms at the Calgary Zoo, Niagara Falls' Planet Hollywood, Niagara on the Lake's Shaw Club Hotel and Spa, and Toronto's Patria restaurant.
The contest describes the YVR washroom thusly:
The weather forecast looks a bit rainy this weekend.
That's ostensibly why the Fair at the PNE is offering free admission on Saturday and Sunday (August 30 and 31) if you get there by 1 p.m.
A PNE news release states:
Summer doesn't officially end until September 21, but for many of us, it's really over by Labour Day.
That's because on the following day, classes resume in colleges and universities (if not in the K-12 system).
If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here are five choices:
The successor to your social media feeds being overtaken by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the all-consuming Hello Kitty revelation.
If you haven't already heard the paradigm-shifting, planet-realigning news, here it is.
According to an L.A. Times interview with University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano, who has devoted years of her life to studying the Hello Kitty phenomenon and is the author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty's Trek Across the Pacific, talked about everything Kitty (who is 40 years old and, like Archie, never seems to show any signs of aging).
I recently posted a blog about what happened when the U.S. show What Would You Do? staged scenarios in which Asian people were discriminated against.
Shortly thereafter, the latest video in a string of racist verbal attacks against Asians on transit in Australia went viral online.
In Perth, an aboriginal Australian woman making a racist verbal attack against a female Asian passenger was caught on camera this past weekend.
The Asian passenger remained silent as the other woman called her several derogatory terms, including a "whore" and "slut", and approached her. None of the other passengers stepped in.
I'm often surprised by what pops up in my Twitter feed on a daily basis.
Today, it was a video of CTV Vancouver news anchor Mike Killeen talking about fatherhood.
It came via a website called TopDaddies.com.
Killeen's sons are 20 and 17 years old.
He admits in the video that on occasion, he's been an "intense" parent and in retrospect, he'd "probably tone it down a notch".
"I'm a sweater of the small stuff still, but not perhaps as much as I used to be," Killeen says.
Health knowledge is one of many areas that have expanded exponentially since the development of the Internet.
Many challenges have resulted from that growth, including critically assessing content and keeping up with the pace of information that's out there.
The next Gay Men's Health Summit will explore what issues are involved in this technology-based phenomenon, and how that might affect everyone from health professionals to gay men, in a variety of issues such as well-being or the HIV epidemic.
The Community-Based Research Centre will hold its next Gay Men's Health Summit, with theme "The New Literacy of Gay Men's Health", on October 30 and 31 at SFU Harbour Centre.
Submissions for presentations, workshops, or panels are now being accepted.
Your Facebook and Twitter feeds are probably still awash with funny examples of those ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos.
Here's one video your friends probably won't be sharing because it might put you to sleep.
The credit goes to Supt. Claude Wilcott, the office in charge of the Coquitlam RCMP. Perhaps the Mounties he nominated to take the challenge will be more entertaining.
I took a photo of this historic bus in 2011 before Heritage Vancouver went on its annual tour of the 10 most endangered historic buildings and areas in the city.
Aficionados of transportation history will have a chance to see it again today until 2 p.m. at the EasyPark lot at the corner of Cambie and West Georgia streets.
The Transit Museum Society has converted this General Motors vehicle into a mobile theatre.
Built between 1953 and 1959, it's on display as part of I Love Transit Week.