Updates: June 24 – 30

Happy Canada Day! The second long weekend of the summer kind of snuck up on me – I think I’ve still been recovering from my big work conference at the beginning of June. One of my favourite things about Canada Day is the number of free events and activities around Vancouver. Specifically, there are a few events we’re likely to check out:Canada Day Celebration at Granville Island...

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Battle of the giant sodas

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The Atlantic had an interesting commentary on obesity and mega-sized sugary drinks recently. Both Cambridge and New York are contemplating a ban of super-sized soda and limiting the maximum allowable size at 16 ounces. Predictably, it has set off quite a round of controversy and debate. Should the state regulate what people do to themselves, even if they are not harming others?   Photo credit:...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Philosophy

Seeing Vancouver BC – Free

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Summer is the best time to visit Vancouver.  It’s sunny (usually), warm (usually), and there’s lots of free events and attractions to take advantage of.  Even though I live here, I still do all the touristy things during the summer, especially if they are free.  Here are some of my favourites: GastownPhoto Credit: K. SyThe TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival marks the beginning...

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Updates: June 17 – 23

CF and I were discussing this morning how great it is that we can harvest our herb garden whenever we like. It can be a challenge to have a garden when you live in the city, but we are really enjoying the fruits of our labor thus far, especially the watercress. On of my friends is part of an organization that works to turn old gas station land into community garden’s. He just opened up applications...

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