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Rumours of bombs and VPD with assault rifles surround my storage locker

I’ve known something was potentially up with my storage locker since late Tuesday afternoon, when a binner told me that Vancouver Police had cordoned-off the alley-side entrance to the East Vancouver building where my locker is located. 660 more words

Vancouver B.C.

How to cook without a pot (hint: you make one)

August the 15 I was gifted with a new backpacking stove (and one propane canister).

Earlier I had posted on my Twitter account how I was saving up for such a thing and another Twitter user generously offered to buy it for me and I didn’t refuse. 973 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Tomatoes on a burn, coffee for cuts? Sounds un-Canadian

This morning I was distressed to see that one of the crew at the McDonald’s location in the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue had accidentally poured boiling hot water on her left hand. 628 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A box of "street" that I found

Prior to reading William Gibson’s 1986 science fiction novel Count Zero, my only exposure to the art of assemblage was a shoebox diorama of the Cretaceous period featuring an obligatory triceratops dinosaur, which I made in grade four, using cardboard, paper, white glue, tempera paint and Saran wrap. 591 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Payphones still have something smartphone users want

Overnight apparently, a crack team of…well, crackheads possibly, assailed one of the last payphones in the Fairview neighbourhood and put it out of commission—for, like, the 8,oooth time. 422 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Hootsuite "dazzle" paints its Brutalist headquarters

It’s been over three years since Hootsuite Media Inc., the maker of a popular social media management tool and Vancouver’s best-known Internet start up, leased its current headquarters… 689 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The beast with no name...has one now

Arguably the world’s greatest and homeliest home-built motorhome has returned to the Fairview neighbourhood after an absence of many, many months and I’m happy to report that in the course of its travels it has finally managed to make a proper name for itself. 337 more words

Vancouver B.C.