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10 Facts - New Westminster, B.C.

On July 16th, 1860; the city of New Westminster was officially incorporated into British Columbia.  While the city is now known predominantly as a municipality of Greater Vancouver rather than its by its own identity it was, in the past, a city which was incredibly significant in its own right.   369 more words

History

SkyTrain problem hits Canada Line

UPDATE: TransLink says the problem has now been fixed and service restored.

TransLink is reporting a power outage at the YVR/Airport station. The TransLink Twitter account… 355 more words

B.C.

No SkyTrain for you! Frustrated commuters vent on Twitter

It’s a rough week to be the people behind the curtain at TransLink’s Twitter account.

For the third time week, SkyTrain passengers on the Millennium and Expo lines found themselves sardined in crowded cars as announcements came over the public address system warning of morning delays heading into downtown Vancouver. 256 more words

Vancouver

B.C. man charged with joining fighters in Syria

VANCOUVER – A British Columbia man has been charged under a new anti-terrorism law for allegedly leaving the country to join Islamist fighters in Syria. 627 more words

Canada

My Greek Taverna

My Greek Taverna is located in the Maillardville area of Coquitlam, close to the Brunette exit of the #1.  This restaurant is a favorite with locals and has been voted the best Greek Restaurant in the Tri-Cities several times.  65 more words

Casual Dining

Forest fires

Forest fire. Duncan Lake, Ontario, 1908. Library and Archives Canada

I’m almost reluctant to write about forest fires, particularly given the terrible human toll that often coincides with them in this day and age.  323 more words

Vintage Photo