While there is some news here closer to home, the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have dominated the headlines. Words can’t express the scale of the devastation, and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Japan.
Here are some related stories with a local angle. Former Coquitlam realtor Kevin Byrne was right in the middle of it. Miss604 gives us the rundown of Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness in Vancouver. The Vancouver Observer tells us a personal story of friends across oceans.
10th to the Fraser has two great stories this week. The United Boulevard Extension story continues, and Jen Arbo gives us a fantastic post on getting involved in civic life. With civic elections coming up in November, I second Jen’s call to get involved.
Vancouver Mom has Vancouver’s 30 best places to explore the arts. Lots of great ideas including our own Place Des Arts.
Have you ever been in Port Moody and seen a large group of greyhounds walking the streets? They aren’t just looking for a rabbit to chase, it’s the Port Moody Greyhound Walking Group.
Vancouver is Awesome is an awesome local blog if you haven’t checked it out before. This week, they catch up with Vancouver folk hero, former Vancouver Canuck Gino Odjick. Turns out Gino has been busy since hanging up the NHL Heavyweight Champion belt.