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PODCAST: In Depth with Ian Austin — Bif Naked talks Welfare Food Challenge

In Depth host Ian Austin chats with Vancouver rock star, writer and humanitarian Bif Naked about her life, her music and her activism.

She’s presently living on a food budget of $21 a week as part of the third annual… 73 more words


A.D. vs C.E.


I posted something yesterday that has been on my mind since.

I referrred to the ‘eighteenth century’  as ‘the eighteenth century A.D.’.  It occurred to me that non-Christians may find this inappropriate, as ‘A.D.’ means ‘Anno Domini’ – the ‘Year of Our Lord’, a Christian form of dating based on the birth of Jesus as its starting point.  117 more words

The Bastion

The oldest structure in Nanaimo, on which construction was started in 1853 and completed in 1855, is the octagonal shaped Bastion. It is one of only two historical buildings with this shape in British Columbia (the other is Pachena Point Lighthouse) and the only original wooden bastion still standing in North America. 344 more words


Our Beloved Papa John--James Jonathan (John) Vogt

Papa John (Vogt)
May 3, 1943 – Oct. 6 2014

Wreck Beach icon, was born May 3, 1943 and passed from this Earth on October 6, 2014. 51 more words

Wreck Beach

B.C. government plans a 3.5 per cent LNG tax

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government climbed down from its proposed goal of a seven per cent income tax on liquefied natural gas, earning praise from the industry, but forcing the finance minister to admit an election promise to eliminate the debt will be up to 15 years behind schedule. 673 more words


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October Clouds

Tuesday’s clouds held up their promise of rain.