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Under the ToyMac sign the toys never sleep

Last night at 11 p.m. the Toys “R” Us store in the 1100 block of West Broadway Avenue was quiet as a tomb. It’s vast population waited. 123 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The view north down Oak never disappoints

Looking north down Oak Street on a clear day you can almost see…well, you can see 5th Avenue and a bit of False Creek and the top of the skyline of downtown Vancouver. 42 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Monday's dry run for spring was almost flawless

Much thanks to whatever troupe was responsible for Monday’s beautiful spring dress rehearsal.

From the morning’s curtain-raising chorus of a pair (the pair?) of returning Canada geese, all the way through to the salmon-tinged sunset, it was a nearly flawless performance. 182 more words

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Coming down to the ‘short strokes’ as a friend of mine once put it. There are a lot of short strokes when painting water.

And, you guessed it. 83 more words


Lunch @ West Oak in Yaletown

Overall, good food in a great area, but the space is a bit tight. The decor is trendy. Parking is scarce as it is located in Yaletown, but there is paid parking just across the street. 21 more words


South Granville store closing was a messy business

When I made it back to West Broadway Avenue and South Granville Street early Wednesday evening the police were waiting — not for me but for a forensic investigator to come and document the miserable state of the loading bay behind the store formerly known as Bombay & Company at 2536 Granville Street. 1,814 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Careless words about the Renault Caravelle

The sight of a 50-some-year-old French sports car yesterday in East Vancouver drew an involuntary “mon dieu” from my lips.

I’m told that the 1960s French… 250 more words

Vancouver B.C.