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Nicole Steen's Easy as Pie

By Roland Tanglao on April 14, 2004 - 9:59pm

Nicole Steen's Easy as Pie

Awesome retro style art from Nicole Steen of The Pop Tarts as seen at The Templeton diner today. Well worth the $75 asking price. Contact Nicole at thepoptarts AT or check out the Tart Gallery website to buy it!

Cherry Blossoms on Granville

By Roland Tanglao on April 14, 2004 - 9:39pm

Cherry Blossoms on Granville

One of many Cherry Blossoms patches on Granville on a grey Wednesday April 14. We never had thick swathes of blossoms like this back in Ontario when I was growing up. Maybe that's why I never had a problem with allergies until I moved to Vancouver. This year it's particularly bad in BC and I am not alone. Check out the CBC's Allergy season in full bloom for tales of how bad it is this year.

Vancouver grocery delivery recommendation

By Boris Mann on April 14, 2004 - 4:49pm

Caterina asked about local Vancouver grocery delivery in the Flickr "Recipes to Share" group.

I use Spud. If you use my name when you sign up, I get $25 of free groceries! I'll make cookies or something for the Flickr crew…

I've been using Spud since the beginning of February, and it is great.

Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver

By Richard Eriksson on April 13, 2004 - 11:51pm

Penny has a cute photo of a child with a cherry blossom tree in the background and has this advice for tourists (from and outside of Vancouver):

Visiting Vancouver this month or looking for an outdoor activity for you and your family? Take a blossom-viewing tour of Vancouver's 18 cherry blossom tree varieties, starting at The Vancouver Museum and ending at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Zulu Records: Vancouver's Best Record Store

By Richard Eriksson on April 13, 2004 - 11:40pm

Caterina talks about a great record store on 4th street (actually, the whole of 4th street is fun walking down, because it also has a great video store too, Videomatica):

Zulu Records is the closest thing Vancouver has to Aquarius Records,
a San Francisco institution. Both of them are little stores -- no Tower Records here! -- and what sets these record stores apart is their passionate staff who know everything there is to know about cool obscure bands, and who write up extensive reviews and recommendations for every album they like. Aquarius sends out an exhaustive email review every couple of weeks, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Who cares if the major labels bite the dust! I want these little record stores to survive the mp3ification of recorded music.

I've been to Zulu Records a few times to pick up stuff I didn't think I'd be able to find at the big box stores, like Icelandic electronica outfit . Zulu has—the last time I was there, anyway—some old school video games you can play. And I don't mean Street Fighter old school. Think Pong old school. It's a great record store where the staff picks actually come from the staff, and staff who are so busy hunting down obscure stuff that they barely have the time to recognize that Britney Spears exists.

Round One Game Four: Calgary Flame 4 Vancouver Canucks 0

By Richard Eriksson on April 13, 2004 - 9:26pm

The Flames came out hitting and storming the net and speeding down the wing. Iginla looked the best he's looked all series, and the Canucks powerplay barely even looked like one. Not only that but the Flames scored a short-handed goal. In short, the Flames looked a lot like the Canucks do on good nights.

Make that two empty net goals. Crawford pulled the goalie at least 4 times, and twice while on the powerplay. Kiprusoff made it look easy. The great thing about the playoffs is that the teams play again in a couple nights, so both team make adjustments. Linden was visible this time, but only on faceoffs.

It's a best of 3 now.

Gastown Parkade and museum mega-renovation

By Roland Tanglao on April 13, 2004 - 3:03pm

Gastown Parkade and museum mega-renovation

Gastown Parkade Renovation in progress April 12, 2004

Canucks Flag in Gastown

By Roland Tanglao on April 13, 2004 - 2:46pm

Stanley Cup Playoff fever is everywhere in Vancouver. Game 4 of the Vancouver/Calgary 2004 playoff series is tonight. Unlike Sports Illustrated, I think the Canucks will win in 5 or 6.

FarmFolk/CityFolk's 10th Anniversary

By Boris Mann on April 13, 2004 - 9:11am

Apr 16 2004 - 8:00pm


A feast to celebrate Farm Folk/City Folk's 10th anniversary. See the FF/CF website for more details. Tickets are $10, and are available by calling 604-730-0450.

UBC Students to Ogle Wreck Beach?

By Boris Mann on April 12, 2004 - 7:24pm

Bare-bummed nudists aged seven to 70 stared in horror at the tree-lined cliffs overlooking Vancouver's famed Wreck Beach.

Picturing two 20-story residences the University of British Columbia plans to build above the naked crowds, filled with frat boys and web cams, they saw the end of their oasis.

CP: UBC proposes 20-story residence overlooking nude beach, bums bared in protest

These are only early planning stages, and it doesn't sound like the university wants this any more than the Wreck Beach regulars do. Sure does make for a fun headline, though!

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