Growing Your Own Food in Vancouver: Everything You Need to Know

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Though it’s only January, it sure feels like spring around here! It seems as if winter lasted for a matter of weeks and now we’re back to dreaming of Vancouver’s sandy beaches. As we’re storing our winter coats and boots, it’s impossible not to get excited about the approaching summer days. Something I can’t get off my mind? Gardening!

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Growing Your Own Food in Vancouver: Everything You Need to Know

Everything You Need to Know About Community Acupuncture in Vancouver

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I’m not a doctor, believe it or not, but I certainly know what makes me feel good and what doesn’t. Acupuncture is something I was wary of Continue reading:
Everything You Need to Know About Community Acupuncture in Vancouver

Vancouver Wellness Made Easy

Photo: District Local

Photo: District Local

Something I’ve grown deeply passionate about the the last few years is wellness. For many, the word means something incredibly specific, and for others, it’s so broad the word is almost meaningless. When I use the word I’m referring to Continue reading:
Vancouver Wellness Made Easy

Biko App Offers Rewards and Helps Vancouver Become the Greenest City By 2020

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New mobile application Biko is on a mission to pay Vancouver cyclists by turning kilometres biked into rewards earned from local businesses. By downloading the free app on their smartphones, users can earn a digital coin called “biko” for every kilometre they pedal. Bikos can then be exchanged for goods and services from participating businesses or donated as cash to the user’s charity of choice.

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Biko App Offers Rewards and Helps Vancouver Become the Greenest City By 2020

Add a Sense of Wellness to Your Vancouver Trip

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Relaxing at Nitobe Memorial Garden

If you put together Vancouver’s mild climate, amazing outdoor activities, an enlightened approach to sustainability, and lots of great healthy food, what do you get? Continue reading:
Add a Sense of Wellness to Your Vancouver Trip

Living Walls – Vancouver’s Vertical Gardens

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Sylvia Hotel Photo: Rob Weiss

What comes to mind when you hear “Green City?”  I suspect many Vancouverites will think of bike lanes and organic garbage bins.  Dare I divert your attention away from traffic calming and waste to living walls, an innovative, vertical garden design concept.  Picture a creative, living piece of art that is aesthetically pleasing, and also works to purify the air.  Intrigued with the concept of a living quilt, so to speak, I set my sights on discovering and photographing a few of these gems.

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Living Walls – Vancouver’s Vertical Gardens

Vancouver Achieves A New Milestone For Car Sharing

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The car sharing service Car2Go recently announced that Vancouver is the first city in its network to register more than 100,000 users. First launched in 2011, the service operates between 1,250 to 1,400 Smart cars that are available for one-way trips anywhere within the city limits.

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Vancouver Achieves A New Milestone For Car Sharing