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Vancouver -- no place for a box

In this blog’s ongoing coverage of the sad plight of cardboard boxes in Vancouver, this afternoon I snapped this heartbreaking photo of a derelict box in a Fairview back alley. 117 more words

Vancouver B.C.

And now an important word from your blue bin

A binner’s business — if you can call it that — is with the recycling blue bins and dumpsters outside of apartment buildings,

What goes on inside the buildings is normally none of our business but word does leak out. 1,240 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Getting my ten cents worth out of this tequila bottle

Today in the course of my binning for beverage containers I came across a Jose Cuervo tequila bottle. Normally nothing too special about that. It’s an alcohol bottle under a litre so it has a refundable deposit value of one thin dime. 166 more words

Vancouver B.C.

How I'm choosing to earn money these days

Like seemingly hundreds of other men and women across Vancouver today I went out and earned money by collecting beverage containers. I don’t know about everyone else but I did good under the circumstances. 896 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Who's your daddy (longlegs)?

Three kinds of insects are often referred to as a “daddy longlegs”. One kind of crane fly and one kind of spider. The third insect looks like a spider but is actually in a class by itself. 338 more words

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What I thought when I saw the utility pole

“Boy, that’s a lot of missing cat posters”.

That was really my first thought when I saw the wooden utility pole in a Fairview alley ringed by a haphazard band of staples at head height. 421 more words

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Paving the way for another dacade or so

Today city paving crews returned to West Broadway to finish what they started…last Sunday — attended by more grumbling from would-be sidewalk foremen in McDonald’s about “time-and-a-half” on Sunday and so on. 33 more words

Vancouver B.C.