In a sitdown interview with The National, Canadian comedian Martin Short had some serious thoughts about Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Pulling no punches, Short said, "I don't think Rob Ford is remotely good for the country."
He noted that London, England's mayor, Boris Johnson, has previously appeared on Late Show With David Letterman, "and he really made a great representation of the city, he represented the city with a great elegance."
Asked whether he thought Ford was embarrassing to Toronto, Short said, "I think if he really loved Toronto he would have resigned....To hang in there because you love Toronto is a little more narcissistic than he claims."
Some of Salt Spring Island’s top artisans will be showcasing their work at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street) from March 14 to 16 for Salt Spring in the City. The event runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on March 14, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 15, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16.
Over 30 unique lifestyle brands, spanning from modern to rustic, will be travelling to Vancouver. From jewelers to potters, clothing designers, painters, winemakers, candlemakers, cheesemakers, preservemakers, woodworkers, sculptors, writers, musicians, and poet, there’s something for everyone.
Only a few hours away from B.C.'s largest city lies one of the largest migrations on the West Coast. Each year, thousands of salmon battle the river in order to reach their spawning grounds.
Local photographer Martin Gregus Jr. spent his winter with the eagles and the salmon, fully equipped with underwater and remote cameras, capturing the wildlife in a different way. In search of the perfect shot, trekking deep into the heart of a delta, hiking though waist-deep grass, traversing a landscape of channels, it proved easier to just follow the trails created by the bears and the wolves that frequent the area.
Did you know you can busk without a license in Vancouver?
(Okay, maybe you did, smarty pants. But I didn't.)
You need a street entertainment permit to perform on most Vancouver's sidewalks, but considering a yearly permit costs $117.14 and the city requires all kinds of personal info (and valid ID) to issue one to you, I'm all about finding free spots to hang out and peddle my musical wares.
Here's where you can busk license-free (or, conversely, how to avoid buskers in Vancouver who are too cheap to buy a permit):
Like the other ski areas on the North Shore, Mount Seymour offers snowshoe trails.
However, you can avoid buying a $9.50 trail pass by sticking to B.C. Parks' free routes outside of the resort (in Mount Seymour Provincial Park).
Last weekend, I followed the Mount Seymour winter trail to Pump Peak, the southernmost of the mountain's main summits.
There were lots of people on the trail. It was snowing at the top, but the view wasn't obscured.
Bus lineups: we all hate them. Whether we're trying to load onto a vehicle or simply trying to use a crowded sidewalk, the unordered mass of people impatiently waiting for transit in Vancouver is a constant source of frustration.
However, instead of merely whinging about the problem, today we* present a solution to the scourge of bus queues:
Paint some lines on the ground so people know where to line up.
Instead of waiting for individuals to form haphazard queues—or dense crowds that merely push onto a bus with no sense of order—TransLink could create a permanent way to mark where people should be in order to load.
Looking to help keep Vancouver green and have some fun in the process?
In time for Arbor Day, the TreeKeepers organization is offering up juvenile trees for Vancouver residents at the low cost of $10 each.
Working towards the Greenest City 2020 initiative with TreeCity, the Environmental Youth Alliance, the Vancouver Parks Board, Environment Canada, and the Vancouver Foundation, TreeKeepers is offering up 18 types of trees.
With maple, ash, spruce, and pine available—as well as fruit-bearing apple, plum, and fig trees—there’s a tree suitable for almost every urban outdoor space.
On February 26, B.C. actor Seth Rogen testified in front of the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, which is currently holding a hearing on Alzheimer's research.
Between light-hearted remarks about tacos, House of Cards, and pot—"yes, I'm aware this [proceeding] has nothing to do with the legalization of marijuana"—the 31-year-old actor shared his personal experiences with Alzheimer's disease.
Rogen broke the ice with a joke about how the subcommittee's Sen. Jerry Moran hadn't seen the movie Knocked Up, to which Moran replied, "I want the record to know, this is the first time, I will wager, this is the first time in any Congressional hearing in history that the words 'knocked up' have ever been used."
While a large number of UBC students, staff, and faculty ride the proletariat chariot to campus, there are quite a few luxury automobile hanging out in the parking lots at UBC.
And a new blog is posting pictures of them.
Called University of Beautiful Cars—"where some students drive Maseratis to school while others commute for hours"—an anonymous blogger called Campus Squirrel has taken it upon themselves to chronicling shots of fancy cars found on UBC's Vancouver campus. Posts go up once a day.