Star Trek 3 to be Filmed in Vancouver Next Year

Star Trek Filming in Vancouver

Image courtesy of Paramount Films | Star Trek Into Darkness

Local fans of the recent Star Trek movie franchise should be jumping for joy with news that the third installment of the film will be shot primarily in Vancouver.

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Star Trek 3 to be Filmed in Vancouver Next Year

Telus trying out free wifi on Translink buses in Vancouver

Free wifi buses vancouver

Image courtesy of Telus

After meeting many students in Vancouver, it’s pretty apparent that not everybody has a 3G-capable phone. Not only is it expensive, but it’s pretty easy to go over your limit when you’re watching YouTube or listening to 8tracks on your daily commute.

Telus is hoping to put an end to every commuters’ woes of having lack of internet on their bus ride by setting up a 6-month pilot to test out a free Wi-Fi service on three popular Translink buses, including the always-packed 99B-Line.

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Telus trying out free wifi on Translink buses in Vancouver

Vancouver Personalities share their End of Summer Bucket Lists

Malkin Bowl: a popular summer concert destination || Photo CrediT; Flickr/Creative Commons Keep it Surreal

Malkin Bowl: a popular summer concert destination || Photo Credit: Flickr/Creative Commons Paul Joseph

Swim at an outdoor pool. Go to Buntzen Lake. Say goodbye to sandals; say hello to closed toed shoes. Maximize patio time. Eat mini donuts at the PNE.

Thinking about the end of summer always makes me a bit panicky. Now that summer is running out and the sun is still shining I’ve decided I need to compile an ‘end of summer bucket list’ of places I want to go and Vancouver-y things I want to accomplish before the season’s end.

For a little inspiration I canvassed some Vancouver personalities about their end of summer bucket lists. As the days get shorter and the temperatures dip a little more each night, I want to stretch my summer to the max.

Below you’ll find some tips on how to extend the summer season from an artist, a mommy blogger, a designer, a food blogging duo and an editor/first time Sea Wheezer. Maybe you too will add a thing or two to your good-bye-sunny-warm-times-must-do-list.

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Vancouver Personalities share their End of Summer Bucket Lists

Free Transit on BC Day in Vancouver

Free BC Transit Vancouver

Image courtesy of granth | Flickr.com

This BC Day–August 04, 2014–Translink services is offering a free day of transit for all commuters. Whether you’re traveling by bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus or HandyDart, you can ride for free!

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Free Transit on BC Day in Vancouver

Sit and play awhile at the Public Pianos set up around Vancouver

Vancouver public piano project

Image courtesy of Asher Isbrucker | Flickr.com

The streets are alive, with the sound of music! This summer in Vancouver, public pianos will be popping up all across the city for anyone to sit down and pound out a few notes or blast through a Beethoven.

These public pianos are part of the Keys to the Streets project that has placed free, playable pianos to public places in Vancouver. The pianos are available from July 1 to August 23, 2014. This project is inspired by similar pop-up piano initiatives which have appeared in cities such as Montreal, Toronto, and New York.

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Sit and play awhile at the Public Pianos set up around Vancouver