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Trashing CBSA shirts borders on careless

The Canada Border Services Agency probably, almost certainly, absolutely definitely, must have guidelines for the proper disposal of guard uniforms.

I’m guessing that a public dumpster behind an apartment building in the Fairview neighbourhood isn’t a proper place to throw away government agency uniforms but that’s where I found a whole big box-full of navy blue CBSA uniform shirts.

Vancouver B.C.

Someone threw out a hole laptop today

The dangers of personal identity theft have been drilled into people’s heads — some more so than others it seems.

The person who threw away the Gateway laptop I saw in a Fairview dumpster today obviously took the warnings to heart because they made sure no one would ever use their old… 498 more words

Vancouver B.C.

These sour grapes may be strong medicine

The berries I just noticed overhanging a parkade ramp in a Fairview back alley are blue but certainly aren’t blueberries — they have the same dusty blue skin but that’s the only similarity. 376 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Spider with a parking spot

Today I saw a European garden spider sitting in the middle of quite a large orbital web it had spun across the entrance to a covered parking stall. 44 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A Steller's jay is something to crow about

Everyday in the Fairview neighbourhood I see several kinds of birds: crows, seagulls, pigeons and chickadees to name the most common but I have never seen a… 410 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Cheese it, the cops!

As the trailer truck full of black and white cruisers waited on West Broadway Avenue this morning, I heard someone else watching it exclaim: “I saw that last week. 55 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A 1960s example of bitmap editing

The Regency on 14th Avenue just east of South Granville Street, is a really big apartment building covered from top-to-bottom in tiny square ceramic tiles. These little tiles run the gamut in colour from yellows through greens to various shades of blue. 729 more words

Vancouver B.C.