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Anyone in Canada want my free salad?

The Tim Hortons restaurant chain sends me email.

It’s not that I like Tim Hortons so much—I don’t really. But I do like free Wi-Fi and once, long ago, I used the free Wi-Fi in one of their Vancouver locations. 305 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Waiting for drake in Fairview

Minutes after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, a light rain was falling on West 8th Avenue, where I was busy extracting returnable beverage containers from an apartment’s recycling blue bin. 187 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Water restrictions coming early despite huge increase in snowpack over 2015

This year, Metro Vancouver appears to be in infinitely better shape, water-wise, for the dry summer months to come than it was a year ago. 689 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Free rent to the right "lawn order" type

I’m a homeowner in Vancouver’s desirable Fairview neighbourhood offering the free run of a detached suite to someone of suitably elfin stature who is ready and willing to stand guard over my fescue grass. 47 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A dead transit bus gets a lift back to the barn

Thursday evening (April 28), at about 6:45 p.m., I noticed that a transit bus, unlit and with its trolley poles stowed horizontally, was parked in the westbound lane of the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue. 213 more words

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Going for Broadway Line bucks and other real estate developments

Checking the online real estate advertising for the Fairview and Kitsilano neighbourhoods, where I spend the majority of my time, I see there are some 25 current listings, representing 32 commercial properties,that are either up for sale or shown as having been sold. 1,684 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Flicker of recognition for our little drummer bird

We all know about the early bird that gets the worm but what about the bird in the Fairview neighbourhood that gets to drumming on the tops of street lights just after sunrise? 145 more words

Vancouver B.C.