Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Big fire on Nordel Way at Scott Road destroys apartment building

Here's some pics from the apartment fire Tuesday July 27, 2010 . 8 people were injured and the wood-frame building is basically destroyed. Delta Victim Services is helping out the affected residents. The fire is thought to have started with an electrical problem in a top floor suite...


Tuesday July 27 at 7:00 a.m.




Wednesday July 28 at 8:00 a.m.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Bus service to Tulalip Casino, Seattle Premium Outlets, Downtown Seattle, SeaTac Airport from Vancouver BC

With the Canadian dollar close to par with the US buck now, Vancouverites can save a bundle on designer clothes, shoes, housewares and more by making a short trip across the border to the Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip Washington (just north of Everett). You can minimize border waits by taking the Quick Shuttle Bus service for approx. $51 return from Vancouver, Richmond or Surrey. Save an extra 5% by booking online!

Quick Shuttle Bus info:
Daily scheduled service from downtown Vancouver, BC to Seattle Premium Outlets, Downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport. Reservations required, at least 24 hours in advance.

Quick Shuttle is a Seattle, Vancouver Transportation Service. Quick Shuttle provides bus transportation from Seatac Airport, Downtown Seattle, Tulalip (Seattle Premium Outlets), Bellingham Airport to Vancouver Airport, Downtown Vancouver and Cruise Ship Terminals.

Located next door to the Tulalip Casino, Seattle Premium Outlets has 100 outlet stores including Adidas, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, BCBG, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Fossil, GAP Outlet, Guess Outlet, J. Crew, Jockey, Levi's / Dockers, L'eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, Lucky Brand, NIKE, PacSun, Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware and Tommy Hilfiger.

Canadian residents who have been out of Canada for 24-47 hours can claim $50 in purchases at Canada Customs without duty or taxes; more than 48 hours but less than 7 days, $400 ; and 7 days or more, $750 . If the value of the declaration exceeds the personal exemption, you must pay duty and HST on the remaining value.

If you're looking for a hotel in the area, you can book the Tulalip Resort Hotel using Expedia , or check out the deals in Everett, Lynnwood or Seattle or use Priceline.com to bid on a hotel room in the general area. You can also find some great hotel deals in the area using the Entertainment 2010 Vancouver or Seattle Coupon Book.

Seattle Premium Outlets is about 1.5 hours drive south of the border, just north of Marysville. If you're driving, take the 116th street exit from I5 and follow the signs...



If you prefer to avoid border lineups, online retailers that ship to Canada include JC Penney, Lands End, Altrec and Bare Necessities. You can access their websites from here.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Vancouver 2010 "I Believe" Instrumental Olympic Fanfare


Awesome instrumental version of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Olympic Fanfare. Here's the Nikki Yanofsky version with vocals:

Grouse Mountain Wind Turbine with cast of the NBC Today Show



Grouse Mountain's The Eye of the Wind is a large wind turbine – so large that you are able to ascend the 20-storey high tower via an elevator contained within its supporting shaft. You exit into a 36-person viewPod atop the tower, suspended directly below the hub of the massive 125-foot (38-metre) long blades. The viewPod is encased in glass, including a segment of the floor. The closest corresponding experience would be flying in the clear Plexiglas nose bubble of a jet helicopter – except this bubble is approximately 30 times larger.

The views from The Eye of the Wind are incredible. All of Vancouver and its busy harbor, the Coastal Mountains (including the twin peaks known as The Lions) and a vast, green wilderness spread out before you.

On a clear day you can see southeast to snow-capped Mount Baker and Mount Rainier and, to the north their sister mountain, Mount Garibaldi. All three are part of the still-volcanic Cascade Range. To the west and the southwest lie Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Mountains.

The view – 360 degrees of it – is spectacular. From here, sunrises and sunsets are more spectacular, as are the mists that seasonally enshroud the city and the silver-gray storms that blow in off the Pacific.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Silver Star Vernon BC Ski Resort Proposed Golf Course and SEWAGE Lagoon



We take you on a tour of the long-awaited Silver Star Mountain Golf Course......a course like no other, sewage included.

Get more info about what's happening at Silver Star Park: http://www.savesilverstarpark.org/


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