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30 things that made Vancouver AWESOME this week

Take a break from the news cycle and help us celebrate the things we covered this week that are making Vancouver Awesome with a capital “A.” November 10 – 16, 2018 The host and co-producer of the podcast ‘Escaping NXIVM’, Josh Bloch.
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Take a break from the news cycle and help us celebrate the things we covered this week that are making Vancouver Awesome with a capital “A.”

November 10 – 16, 2018

 The host and co-producer of the podcast 'Escaping NXIVM', Josh Bloch. Photo Bob KronbauerThe host and co-producer of the podcast ‘Escaping NXIVM’, Josh Bloch. Photo Bob Kronbauer

1. On this week's V.I.A. podcast, Josh Bloch, the host and co-producer of the CBC podcast Escaping NXIVM, discusses how one of his childhood friends decided to leave an alleged cult and blow the doors wide open on the whole thing.

This week’s show is sponsored by Vancouver’s own Fresh Prep, and we’re giving 3 free meals to everybody who signs up using code ‘POD18’. Their latest recipe includes is a collaboration with Juice Truck. Get your free meals quick by signing up HERE.

2. Step into Vancouver’s history with this free walking tour app.

3. See amazing holiday light displays while riding on a vintage bus decked out like Rudolph.

4. Watch this video of an ‘astonishing number’ of sea lions in Howe Sound.

5. Outdoor ice skating rinks in and around Vancouver to check out this winter.

 Outdoor ice skating/ShutterstockOutdoor ice skating/Shutterstock

6. Vancouver’s exclusive winter patio pop-up returns for the season.

7. Watch as Vancouver’s stunning 76-foot Christmas Tree is lit for the holidays.

8. Here’s the recipe for Buddy the Elf’s Breakfast Spaghetti.

9. Two new bakeries are working their magic on the North Shore.

10. 80 years ago people walked across the Lions Gate Bridge for the first time.

 Bridge. British Pacific Properties established a vital connection between Vancouver and the North Shore by designing, constructing and financing the Lions Gate Bridge. Photo courtesy West Vancouver ArchivesBridge British Pacific Properties established a vital connection between Vancouver and the North Shore by designing, constructing and financing the Lions Gate Bridge. Photo courtesy West Vancouver Archives

11. Foglifter Coffee to bring the beans back where Main Street’s Bean Around the World had been.

12. Vancouver’s pop-up deli coming in hot for one night only this December.

13. Kick off the holidays at this festive Vancouver Italian Christmas Market.

14. Talented local teens gear up for Little Mermaid performance.

15. CiTR’s Shindig celebrates 35 years of battling bands in Vancouver.

 NG3 rocks out at the Savoy at one of CiTR's first Shindig competitions. Photo courtesy Bill FishNG3 rocks out at the Savoy at one of CiTR’s first Shindig competitions. Photo courtesy Bill Fish

16. Early data suggests no spike in pot-impaired driving after legalization.

17. Vancouver gas prices to dip 6 cents and reach lowest point since January.

18. A local bag of chips made an appearance on The Big Bang Theory.

19. World-famous hot pot restaurant opening first Canadian location in Metro Vancouver.

20. Le Tigre Truck pops up with ‘temporary parking’ inside Torafuku for lunch.

 Pork Belly Rice Bowl, Crack Salad, Finger Lickin Chicken, Big Bang Beans (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)Pork Belly Rice Bowl, Crack Salad, Finger Lickin Chicken, Big Bang Beans (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)

21. This FREE European Christmas Festival will be in Stanley Park for one day only.

22. Entrepreneur gives second life to chopsticks used in Richmond restaurants.

23. Step into a winter wonderland of dazzling lights at this festive B.C. event.

24. You can now get your gas delivered to your car in Vancouver.

25. Vancouver forecast calls for bright, sunny skies every day this weekend.

 Photo: fall in Vancouver / ShutterstockPhoto: fall in Vancouver / Shutterstock

26. This local hero has been named Vancouver Firefighter of the Year.

27. Hometown talent to be showcased as NCAA basketball comes to Vancouver.

28. “Make It: The Handmade Revolution” celebrates 10 years with a festive, adult party.

29. ‘Spooky’ century-old Indian Arm haunt attracts high school students.

30. This breezy photo of perfect cycling weather in Vancouver taken by whoisvjm.

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