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07 Jun 2015

Jamaican Patties

For the supertaster picky fuss eater that I was as a child, family visits in Jamaica were a dining challenge. Curried goat, jerk chicken, plantains? No thank you. Ackee and saltfish, mannish water, callaloo? Noooo thank you. Morning, noon and night, I relied on the Jamaican patty to soothe my

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02 Jun 2015

Jon Izen

Wistful birds with giant foreheads are reading thick books, wearing devil suits, balancing oranges on their heads and trying to find a good time to leave. A wild-eyed Zach Galifianikis is playing a tiny, grey piano. Meanwhile, a Yam Roll in cowboy boots is dashing about in a taxi and

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28 May 2015

Mr. Vancouver Is On The Mural

If there was someone who knew the people and places of Vancouver, it was Chuck Davis. ‘Mr Vancouver’ – historian, author and broadcaster – wrote about Vancouver in articles and in The Vancouver Book and The Greater Vancouver Book. He told local stories on radio, television and to eager audiences. Chuck

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28 May 2015

The Bull On Georgia

Amidst the cars, the high-rises  and the bike racks, stands a bull. A life-size bull. Royal Sweet Diamond is the work of Joe Fafard – an Officer of the Order of Canada who was born in Ste. Marthe, a small agricultural community in Saskatchewan. This imposing bronze sculpture was installed in

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