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West Broadway gets a "ten Yuan" dollar store in disguise

A fancy sort of dollar store has popped up in the former location of the Kason mattress store at 1256 West Broadway Ave. And by “popped up” I mean the shelves and stock were going in on Thursday, April 13 and two days later the store was open for business. 705 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A dog's breakfast and a geese piece—an urban critter update

All dogs may go to heaven but unless they’re service dogs they may not go into McDonald’s (which, I have no doubt, smells like heaven to a dog). 396 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The "Tetris effect" of the old Broadway Plaza

There’s a curious patchwork appearance to the glass paneled southeast facade of the Broadway Plaza at 601 West Broadway Avenue.

On March 20th, I noted that 136 of the facade’s 153 largest window panels were a reflective amber colour, while 45 randomly distributed panels (a little over 29 percent) were plain glass. 139 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Solving the mystery of the duck decoy Polaroids

In 2007, two wooden duck decoys—a pintail drake and a Canada goose—both by the late Cape Cod carver A. Elmer Crowell, sold in the United States for a record… 963 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Not to give away the ending to this poppy update but it's a happy one

There’s no way to know how the Royal British Legion poppy pin I plucked out of a dumpster earlier this week and blogged about found its way to our distant shores but it’s here now. 373 more words

Vancouver B.C.

What happened to the bloomin' sun, you ask?

Grey, overcast skies and steady cold rain notwithstanding, the sun is out in Vancouver and has been out all day today (March 26). If you cannot see it I suggest that you are not looking in the right places. 26 more words

Vancouver B.C.

My spring haircut was so...21st century

Yesterday evening (March 23) I cut my hair. There’s nothing normally newsworthy about this fact—I’ve cut my own hair many hundreds of times over the last 30-some years. 705 more words

Vancouver B.C.