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Better backup your free Flickr account in case it flickers out

Monday (April 23), along with 75 million other registered Flickr users, I received email explaining that the 14-year-old photo and video sharing service is now under new ownership. 1,829 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Trolley power line breaks in 1400 block of West Broadway—again

Just before noon today (April 17)—and for the second time in two weeks—a bright flash and a shower of sparks signaled that a trolley bus in the westbound lane of the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue had pulled down one of its two overhead trolley lines. 1,052 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Sunset for an overcast and rainy day

It’s been pouring rain in Vancouver all day today (April 11) but that was no reason not to enjoy a nice warm sunset.

Certainly in the Fairview neighbourhood, where I spend so much time, the forecast generally calls for both a sunny disposition and at least a sprinkling of discarded paintings in the back alleys. 78 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Electrical trolley wire falls in 1400 block of West Broadway—causes no trouble at all

Firefighters from the nearby Fire Hall No. 4, as well as TransLink workers, were quick to deal with a fallen electrical trolley wire in the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue this morning (April 4). 366 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Is TransLink-owned property in 1400 block West Broadway for a SkyTrain station?

I have more circumstantial evidence pointing to where I think a subway station will be located in the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue. And now that the last piece of the financing puzzle is apparently in place to begin building the… 683 more words

Vancouver B.C.

BowMac sign faces demolition when West Broadway Toys "R" Us shuts down

The landmark BowMac sign in the 1100 block of West Broadway Avenue—a survivor of Vancouver’s golden age of neon signage—is 60 years old this year but it may not get much older. 1,607 more words

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Two more Marpole modular housing happy (ex-homeless) campers

It’s been over a week since my friend Beetlejuice moved into his studio apartment in the Reiderman Residence—aka the new temporary modular housing (TMH) complex in Marpole—and he says that he loves it! 298 more words

Vancouver B.C.