IT appears to be impossible to avoid attending inquest after inquest into the Great 2013 British Columbia Election.
Along with pretty much everyone else - with the exception of a small B.C.
Have you noticed more exercisers just "hanging around" the gym lately? They might have been utilizing one of the great fitness innovations of the past ten years: TRX cables!
Over the past few years, I've heard many of my patients say, "It is what it is."
Gordon Davis fondly recalls his arrival in Ladner on May 24, 1945. He had recently graduated from the veterinarian college in Guelph, Ontario.
SHOWING up to a classic British car rally in a German car is a bit like landing a Messerschmitt in the midst of a Royal Canadian Legion reunion. It's a bit cheeky and quite frankly, I can't recommend it enough.
Depending on the climate in the area you live in, your outdoor cooking season has just started, you have already been doing it for a while now, or you have never stopped.
In any vote for the most popular food crop, tomatoes would win every time - and if you can keep their foliage dry and give them lots of warmth, food, water and sun, they're easy to grow and very productive.
As part of the Courier's ongoing Vancouver Special neighbourhood series...
You'd think that the home of Ferrari and Lamborghini would be filled with exotic metal, prancing stallions jostling rampant bulls for space in day-to-day traffic - the daily commute like a car-show in motion. You'd be wrong.
It's a housing development now, a knot of quiet residential streets with names like Mulberry, Maplewood and Chickadee. Large, detached single-family homes sit cheek-by-jowl, their driveways cluttered with compact sedans and crossovers.
I've been an advocate in this column for cutting the cable cord and getting your entertainment content from online sources. But I've also warned that in so doing you'll be a pioneer with all the good and bad the pioneer life provides. You'll get the thrill of settling a new frontier. You'll also wake up one morning to find locusts have eaten your crops.
Most of us would like to believe that 19th-century abolitionists banished slavery from the world for good. But as science fiction author Philip K. Dick once observed, "reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." There are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide to this day, most of them women and children working under the threat of violence and unable to walk away from their bondage.
Last week - About 150 kilometres north of Vancouver on one of the Gulf islands, I was standing on the deck at our cabin and observing what appeared to be the tail end of this year's warbler migration. Within a few minutes on that drizzly Friday, first a few Wilson warblers, then a pair of yellow warblers and finally a lone yellow-rumped warbler came by. These tiny creatures, none more than 12-centimetres long, stopped briefly to fuel up on insects before continuing north on the Pacific coast flyway on an annual journey that may have begun as far south as Central America and could well end up as far north as Alaska.
When the city granted heritage status to the Waldorf Hotel on May 15, it ended the latest chapter in the history of the 64-year-old hotel, perhaps opening the potential of a future one
While J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek re-boot has been crafted for those too young to remember either the baby-boomer television show or the movies, there are certain expectations: you don’t have to be a convention-attending devotee to know that anything Star Trek should always be accompanied by a decent dose of kitsch and humour.
Nothing is sweeter than a song - or so it is said. There are certainly a lot of people who like to sing, and sing and blend in with others. Soundscape A Cappella Chorus was started by a collection of people who wanted not just to sing, but to sing in harmony - with each other, of course. Soundscape is now a 30-member mixed chorus (men and women) under the direction of Donya Metzger.
In any vote for the most popular food crop, tomatoes would win every time - and if you can keep their foliage dry and give them warmth, food, water, and sun, they're easy to grow and very productive.
Depending where you live, your outdoor cooking season has just started, you have already been doing it for a while now, or you have never stopped.