A binner’s business—if you can call it that—is with the recycling blue bins and Dumpsters outside of apartment buildings.

What goes on inside the buildings is normally none of our business but word does leak out. Binners naturally get to chatting with building managers and tenants. Pleasantries are exchanged. Grievances are aired.

Tenants mostly complain about their rent and the upkeep of their suites. Building managers complain about tenants, tradespeople, and garbage.

Garbage problems can be a particular sore point because they can mean a visible mess, which reflects poorly on the building.

When building managers indulge in trash talk

Building managers’ garbage complaints fall into several categories:

Are you studying at Capilano University? There's an app for you.

The Cap App, released this month by the university for iPhone and Android, allows students to check their email, class schedules, grades, and library accounts with ease from their smartphones. It also features maps and emergency phone numbers.

“This app highlights the importance of connectivity amongst our student population by allowing students a quick, efficient and easy way to stay up-to-date on their life here at Cap,” Karen McCredie, Capilano's registrar, said in a news release today (August 26).

The app is free to download via iTunes and Google Play.

Capilano has campuses in North Vancouver, Squamish, and Sechelt.

The annual Fair at the PNE is underway at Hastings Park in East Van.

Photographer Kevin Statham captured these moments during week one.

Like seemingly hundreds of other men and women across Vancouver today, I went out and earned money by collecting beverage containers. I don’t know about everyone else but I did good under the circumstances.

I don’t mean to brag and neither am I complaining. A commenter wrote in reply to one of my posts, that “we all make choices” and I have been making the choice to support my homeless self by collecting beverage containers.

For the sake of argument, let’s look at my two biggest choices when it comes to making a living as a homeless person: casual day labour versus collecting refundable beverage containers (panhandling isn’t a choice; apparently it’s a calling).

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed California death-metal band Rings of Saturn at the Rickshaw. Trevor was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Rings of Saturn on the Summer Slaughter Canada Tour at the Rickshaw Theatre on August 25, 2014. Thanks Trevor.

Sure, Amazon doesn't yet accept Bitcoin. But Dell, Expedia, and Overstock.com do.

Almost two months ago, Newegg became one of the latest online retailers to start taking payments with the digital currency—but only in the U.S. Starting today (August 26), Newegg, which sells electronics, is extending this payment option to its Canadian customers.

L Jinny is on the verge of becoming one of the most famous rappers of the summer.

That's because various media reports are saying the man also known as Lyricist Jinn is a suspect in the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley.

Intelligence officials haven't named the Islamist with a British accent who was behind the grisly execution.

Keep in mind that L Jinny hasn't been charged let alone convicted in connection with the crime.

However, the British singer's Twitter account shows increasing radicalization.

His real name is Abdel Bary and his father, Adel Abdel Bari, was reportedly an associate of Osama bin Laden.

A number of politicians, media "personalities", et cetera challenged Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

In the video, Robertson accepts the challenge, allowing several young soccer players to douse him with ice water.

Robertson extended the challenge to Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi, B.C. Assembly of First Nations regional chief Jody Wilson-Raybould, Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Niki Sharma, and all of Vancouver city council.

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.

The Bachelor Canada is returning to TV screens for a second season starting September 18. Twenty-five women from across the country will compete to win the heart of 28-year-old Tim Warmels. The Ontario-born tech entrepreneur is also a part-time model and furniture designer. He follows in the footsteps of CFL player Brad Smith, who played the part of Canada’s most eligible bachelor on the first season.

Of the 25 women—aged 23 to 42—competing on the show, six reside in B.C.

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