Tag: vancouver

Post 2089: I did the thing I said I was going to do (cycling)

Actually, I did two of the things I set out to do in the new year – started a weaving class (last week, I’ll make sure to take pictures of this week’s class and then write about it), and I bought a new bicycle!…

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Flying Folk Friday

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPXheIrcKr0%5D My band – The Flying Folk Army – played a show last Saturday for the first time in seven years. There are video tracks of the whole affair on YouTube – which I am tickled with. The last time we played there was…

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Vancouver’s illegal internships

BC may have recently seen a rise in minimum wage, but from the “summer student” postings appearing in my employment feed it appears there are many Vancouver businesses who expect young people to work for little or no money at all. Particularly prevelant in…

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Vancouver: New watering regulations

It’s hard to wrap my head around lawn-watering regulations when we’ve still got oodles of water coming out of the sky. But no matter that! Annual watering restrictions come underway June 1st in Vancouver. Although we still have the odd-address/even-address split of days for…

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How earthquakes are about taxes.

Having grown up in the “Ring of Fire“, I have to admit that the recent spate of earthquakes (in the last two years or so) has got me a bit nervous. This morning’s images in particular – floating fire, buildings disappearing into whirlpools, cars…

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