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That dragging feeling first thing in the morning

This morning (February 9), those of us who were watching rush hour traffic from the comfort of a seat in the McDonald’s restaurant in the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue were rewarded with the modestly interesting sight of a waste-hauling truck dragging a fluorescent orange traffic cone in its undercarriage. 168 more words

Vancouver B.C.

It's snowing—no fault of you-know-who

Snow has been falling steadily across Metro Vancouver since early this morning (February 3) and try as I might I can find no single overarching thing to blame it on, beyond ordinary cold air. 362 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The newest thing in old dumpster-dived computers

Even though the parkade that my homeless friend “J” sleeps in is blocks closer to the McDonald’s in the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue than the parkade that I sleep in, I was still halfway through my Big Breakfast this morning (January 24) when he finally showed up—ostensibly to get his first coffee of the day. 1,025 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A brief word from children about happiness, empathy and lemonade

Yesterday (January 20) a homeless fellow who regularly sleeps and panhandles in front of the Toys “R” Us store in the 1100 block of West Broadway Avenue was handed a folded-up letter, which read: 166 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The Chalmers Lodge assisted living highrise in Fairview is for sale

The Chalmers Lodge is for sale.

I have just noticed that this 48-year-old assisted living highrise has been listed on the Colliers International website as a “development opportunity” since some time in 2016. 525 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Marketing opportunity with a hip U.S. clothing chain

Linda is probably just one of those people who stands out in a crowd—even when she isn’t carrying a advertising sign roughly twice her own height. 623 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Why the west side's only men's shelter closed on snowy Boxing Day

On the evening of Boxing Day December 26, 2016, as the snow fell, along with the temperature, the 25-bed St. Mark’s extreme weather shelter in Kitsilano—the only emergency shelter that accepts men on the entire Westside of Vancouver—kept its doors locked. 1,371 more words

Vancouver B.C.