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UBC Opera at Bard on the Beach

Monday night we went to the tents at Bard on the Beach to see Shakespeare’s Opera presented by students from the University of British Columbia. 915 more words

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River Fishing in Haida Gwaii + Canadian Cedar Plank Salmon

Besides mushroom picking and visiting family, another reason we were in Haida Gwaii last week was to go river fishing on the famous Tlell River, where Salmon swim in from the sea to spawn during late summer, early fall. 775 more words


Discovering Canada's Wine (and Spirits) Country

It may not have the year-round sunshine of California, but Canada has a proud local wine industry. Despite the nation’s chilly reputation, the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia enjoys warm summers and nurtures almost 10,000 acres of vineyards. 960 more words


North to Alaska, Day 47

It rained most of the night and the day broke completely overcast and rainy. We got up, ate breakfast and secured Endeavor for travel. The rain continued throughout the day. 430 more words


Mt Polley: The Scope of the Review Panel

The Tyee, a local Vancouver newspaper at this link, with some amazement recognizes with regard to the Morgenstern, Vick, and Van Zyl panel:

In the probe the government has set up, there is mandated virtually no investigation of the role of the mining or environment ministries.

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Insadong BBQ & Seafood Korean Restaurant (Coquitlam)

Marinated Beef (Bulgogi) Soup in Hot Stone Bowl

Was out in Coquitlam on Monday afternoon, and I stopped by Insadong BBQ & Seafood Korean Restaurant  605 more words

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Brian Hutchinson: B.C. teachers battle tied to bitter, decades-long legal fight over class size

A tough assignment, but imagine you’ve just completed your teacher training and are looking for work. The outlook is gloomy. Public school enrolment has been in decline for years; meanwhile, employers everywhere are looking for savings and classroom situations are increasingly complex. 778 more words

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