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These garbage instructions were just that

Earlier this week, up near Heather Street and 16th Avenue, I saw that an apartment building’s management had stuck an information sheet above their set of four recycling blue bins. 568 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Just baby steps from City Hall

I live in a wonderful city where I see young parents exhibit real concern if their small bundles of joy (usually children, sometimes dogs) so much as touch the sidewalk let alone try to pick something up off the street. 221 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Time for nature to take over watering sidewalks?

Thank goodness that’s almost over for another year.

The autumn rains may be just in time. I’m not sure we could have gone another month watering the sidewalks and the roads… 211 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Useful object. Useful object lesson

Hex keys, or Allen wrenches as some people still call them, should be part of a cyclist’s traveling tool kit. Everything from the little bolts that attach a bike rack or bottle cage to the frame, to the crank and head set, are tightened with one or another size hex key. 216 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Nice umbrella but it stopped raining

Here we have one of the South Granville Business Improvement Association’s Concierges — they try to make sure your stay on the shopping strip is a pleasant one. 49 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Take a walk on the sunny side

The whooshing sound I heard as I woke up this morning was surely the sound of autumn revving its motor.

Down cane the rain — like stair rods, I think people used to say. 493 more words

Vancouver B.C.

No full moon but I found the next best thing

The evening here in Vancouver has been so pleasant and so ominous looking.

I  really wanted a photo of the crescent moon, sharp against the deepening azure blue sky. 317 more words

Vancouver B.C.