Once again, we had the pleasure of writing about all the strange, wonderful and incredible stories that came out of B.C. in this past year. There were plenty of highlights along the way, including the beginning of our own next chapter. Thanks for another awesome year, we couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come in 2018.
For now, let’s revisit our most popular stories of the year.
We’ve all made that panicked jog… Launched in 2012 by our friend David Walker of St Bernadine agency in Chinatown, #runningfortheseabus is an Instagram hashtag that is just waiting to go viral.
With a central pickup location at Burrard Station, the Parkbus offers transportation (round-trip or one-way), to seven beautiful provincial parks and destinations.
Doughy, deep fried and highly likely to be adorned with sugary treats (sprinkles, cookie crumbles, etc). Doughnuts are kind of the ultimate sweet indulgence and Vancouver is full of them, just ask Kate Winslet.
We’re here to assure you that the real Archive would never say such things, and that in fact when he visited in 1986 he said nothing but happy fuzzy stuff about the city we all love.
A West Vancouver woman who had two seasons of fame on a reality TV show that focused on lifestyles of Vancouver’s wealthy “housewives” is being sued by her credit union for not paying her overdraft loans.
Think of it like tiny houses meets your favourite Swedish DIY furniture store: A B.C. company that makes pre-fab cabins that are delivered by helicopter and you assemble yourself.
Need a break from whatever it is you’re doing? The 24/7 livestream from a Vancouver-area cat rescue group could be just the distraction you’re looking for.
There’s been a lot of TALK about UFOs in the media lately, as the U.S. Defense Department confirmed it had been spending millions of dollars investigating “anomalous aerial vehicles”.
A Vancouver father’s fight to give his children the freedom to travel on a bus alone has gained widespread support. Adrian Crook’s crowdfunding campaign to “Let Responsible Kids Take Transit” surpassed its $15,000 goal in just a week.
Cat lovers, this event next year is just purrrrrrfect. Meowfest is hailing itself as “the ultimate festival for cat lovers,” and it happens this July in Vancouver.
Considered one of the harbingers of warmer weather in damp springtime Vancouver, Reflections is a favourite downtown hang–with all the trimmings and more mid-November to the last day of the year.
These are the stories of people on the North Shore who found themselves living on four wheels, and have no plans to stop rolling any time soon.
They won a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that dismissed their neighbours’ attempts to sell their building.
Mak N Ming took fourth place in the popular annual ranking issued by Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine.
Loblaw and George Weston Ltd. revealed that they participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement from late 2001 to March 2015.
Here we go, the top 10 posts of the year…
The affluent community of West Vancouver, where average home prices hover at $3 million, has one of the highest rates of people with “low income” in Metro Vancouver. At least on paper.
A divisive post from our new series about neighbourhoods that people love. Not everyone agreed about this writer’s take on Yaletown, but that didn’t stop them from reading… or commenting… or tweeting.
Sad news in both the worlds of conservation and filmmaking in B.C. Twyla Roscovich’s body was found after days of her being missing on Quadra Island. Best known for her 2013 documentary, Salmon Confidential, she blew the lid off of the issue of salmon farms.
The 52-year-old from Ladysmith is the woman who, on Oct. 30 at 5:45 p.m., removed her clothes and calmly jumped from the Queen of Cowichan ferry, halfway into its journey from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo’s Departure Bay.
The day so many Vancouver shoppers had been waiting for was a bit… crowded.
Photographer Raymond Parker has been shooting in BC for decades. In the 1980s he ran a commercial studio in the city and he sensed that “With Expo 86 looming, great changes were in store. Indeed, they had already begun.”.
B.C. drivers caught talking on cellphones or texting behind the wheel will now pay $740 in higher penalties for repeat offences.
A funny one regarding Canadian hero/figure skater Patrick Chan forgetting his ID.
The Ministry of Transportation released a wonderful archival video from 1966! In it they drive from Horseshoe Bay, through downtown Vancouver, up Main street then onto Kingsway to Burnaby. It was part of their ‘photologs’ where they would mount a camera on a car and produce a film on 16mm.
Our most popular post of the year…
“Caught” is a bit of a stretch as it wasn’t caught on a fishing line, but it was captured in a net as it was heading up the river to spawn. It sounds like a bad thing but it’s quite the opposite; it was one of 94 fish that were captured as part of a conservation project by the nearby Percy Walkus Hatchery.