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April 2011 Archives

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The rain coast is a verdant place. Even in side alleys.
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Ready for business

Thousands of runners will hit the pavement this Sunday for the Vancouver Marathon.
The start line is just a few paces from here. Good luck runners - I'll be following you in the Half.

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The Morning After


Early Edition host Rick Cluff is all smiles after the Canucks finally beat the Chicago Blackhawks. Whew.
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One More Time!!!!


My front door.

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Canucks Fans, Come See Me

If you're looking for CBC hockey memorabilia, Andrew White is your man. His CBC Boutique  is chock-a-block full of hats, mugs, t-shirts, welcome mats - you name it. When the Canucks play local games, the boutique stays open into the evening. Stop in at 700 Hamilton St on your way to the arena.
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Big Smoke in Vansterdam


Flash mob or stash mob? This was the scene yesterday outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the annual 4/20 Day marijuana smoke in. Police kept traffic flowing, and estimated the crowd at about 5,000 people. Anyone within a block caught a whiff of the proceedings. 

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Powell Street sockeye run


I pass by this Powell Street mural each day aboard the West Coast Express. It's hard to get a good photo when the train's moving, so today I drove into the city and pulled over for a close-up. The mural fills the entire wall (featuring a school of sockeye and a bear hovering nearby) at this Eco Apparel building at 1200 Powell St.
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Len McKay

Walking through Gastown I stopped to speak with Len McKay of Boston Bar First Nation. His uncle taught him how to carve, which he loves to do when he's not working at his warehousing job.
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More shots from the Mostly British Car Show in the Photo Gallery to the right. 

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The Mostly British Car Show



A British car show parked on the front lawn of the Fort Langley Community Hall over the weekend. MGs, Triumphs and Jags, all buffed to perfection by proud owners.


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Zero Emission Mail


Canada Post's new electric delivery van hits the streets.
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Canada Post goes Zero Emission


Noah Ascencion of Canada Post points to the battery reading in a new, zero emission electric delivery van. He says it costs about five dollars a day to run. This is one of four vans joining the Canada Post fleet in Vancouver - a first in Canada.
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Hockey Fan Zone

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The CBC hockey FAN ZONE cranked up before last night's Canucks game. Seems to have brought a little good luck, so we'd better keep it going. Drop by CBC Plaza at Hamilton & Georgia before each home game during the playoffs. Photo: Asifa Lalji

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Game #1 Tonight


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Cooking Class


A sunny afternoon break at Vancouver Community College.

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Canucks Fever


Forty years after the Canucks entered the league fans across the province dare to dream: THIS COULD BE THE YEAR.  Canada Post on Georgia St has its fans too.
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Listeners' Lens 3

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Listeners' Lens 2

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Elvis lives?

Crossing the Golden Ears bridge on the bus last night. Sure looked like Elvis.
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Sweet Magnolia


Each day I walk past Vancouver Community College on the way to Waterfront Station. This magnolia was screaming to have its photo taken.
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Listeners' Lens

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Weekend trip to Galiano Island


I visited Galiano Island last weekend to hear about plans for a new library. It's always a thrill entering Active Pass. There are a few more pictures from Galiano in the B.C. Almanac Photo Gallery.