Category Archives: History

The Vancouver Special Report of 1981

 I’ve spent a lot of time talking about the history of the Vancouver Special.  There’s an article on the evolution of the special here, and a whole section of my website devoted to the history of the special, here.  Today, … Continue reading

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Vancouver Especially, at 271 Union St.

“221A is a non-profit artist-run centre that presents exhibitions, talks, publications and special projects that explore the role of design in the shaping of contemporary societies.” Confession time:  I had never heard of 221A, an organization founded in 2005, and … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myth of Foreign Investors

Like many people, I receive a variety of Google alerts to my inbox every week. They range from tracking mentions of my name (I’ve learned that there’s a German producer and DJ who shares my name), to keep track of … Continue reading

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Top 7 Historical Photographs of Main Street, Vancouver

 This week I went looking through the Vancouver Public Library online records.  They have thousands of photos digitized, and extensively cataloged.  It’s so easy to get lost looking at photos of the city from a hundred years ago, and to … Continue reading

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Stanley Park: An Historical Look at One of Vancouver’s Treasures

TripAdvisor, a popular travel website, ranks the top parks in the world annually.  This year, they have acknowledged what Vancouverites have known for many years; Stanley Park is the best park in the world.  You can see their post here, but … Continue reading

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A Walk through Mountain View Cemetery

Founded in 1887, Vancouver’s Mountain View cemetery holds a lot of history. The city’s only graveyard, it covers a large portion of land, between 31st avenue and 43rd avenue. According to the City of Vancouver, it holds about 92,000 grave … Continue reading

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