New Vancouver dating series premieres tonight!

One of the participants of First Dates.

One of the participants of First Dates.

A new series that looks at the world of dating in Vancouver premieres tonight on the Slice Channel.

Filmed on location at the Loft at Earls Kitchen & Bar Yaletown (1095 Mainland Street), the series pairs up local singles for real first dates, and captures all the attendant awkwardness and small talk.

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New Vancouver dating series premieres tonight!

5 lazy things to do on Labour Day weekend 2015 in Vancouver

Photo sourced from Vancouver Brewery Tours on Facebook

Photo sourced from Vancouver Brewery Tours on Facebook

Labour Day weekend is the last hurrah of summer, the final chance to cram in some seasonal fun before the old routine resumes.

Sure, you could huff it up the Grouse Grind or jog around Coal Harbour this long weekend. But in honour of Labour Day, which marks how Canadians fought for better working conditions and shorter hours, why not celebrate the fact that you have a glorious day off (or three) by doing nothing strenuous?

In other words, milk the “lazy” part of the “lazy hazy days of summer”.

Here are 5 laidback ways to celebrate the Labour Day weekend.

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5 lazy things to do on Labour Day weekend 2015 in Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery and Burrard Arts Foundation co-present FAÇADE 2015, Sept. 4-7

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credit: Sonny Assu, artist rendering for Façade, 2015

FAÇADE 2015, a monumental projection mapping project and outdoor architectural intervention, is set to transform the Robson Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery with the work of Vancouver-based artists from September 4 to September 7, 2015.

Organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery, this public art project will feature newly commissioned works by artists Sonny Assu, Ed Spence as well as the WALLPAPERS artist collective.

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Vancouver Art Gallery and Burrard Arts Foundation co-present FAÇADE 2015, Sept. 4-7

Attention Shopaholics: Vancouver is officially Canada’s “2nd-Most Luxurious” Shopping Spot

8198705547_674ee14c25_zIt’s official: Vancouver’s “mini Rodeo Drive” is the second-most luxurious shopping zone in all of Canada.

For years, Vancouverites who love to shop have known that the strip of Alberni Street between Burrard and Thurlow is the place to go for luxury and designer goods – from Brooks Brothers suits to Tiffany jewelry. Now, a retail research firm has confirmed that with a brand-new study.

Downtown Vancouver’s Alberni Street district is soon to have 21 “free-standing luxury brands,” second only to Toronto’s glitzy Bloor Street, which is home to 23 “free-standing luxury brands,” according to the Winston Collective’s 2015 Top-10 List of Canadian luxury retail nodes. Continue reading:
Attention Shopaholics: Vancouver is officially Canada’s “2nd-Most Luxurious” Shopping Spot

Campfire Ban has ended in Metro Vancouver and BC Coastal Areas

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Image courtesy of JelleS | Flickr.com

It was announced at noon this afternoon that the campfire ban that has been in place for the South Coast of BC since June 27th has officially been lifted by the provincial government.

Just in time for Labour Day long weekend camping plans, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction (more information about where that is below). The Coastal Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition due to forecasted cooler and wetter conditions, resulting in a decrease in wildfire risk in the region.

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Campfire Ban has ended in Metro Vancouver and BC Coastal Areas