BLOG: Finding DataBC + fossils

So I’m seriously watching Friends for the first time (thanks Netflix) and early episodes with Ross working in the museum have some amazing scenes. I just saw Ross show fossils to Phoebe to illustrate the history of evolution and now I find out DataBC has a map of important fossil sites in the province! What a week for preserved matter!

Okay so it’s a niche interest but it’s actually kind of neat to see the map. Mostly I just wanna share the DataBC website so people can know it exists and sift through it to sate their own quirky data needs. Happy digging!

 

 

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NEWS BLOG: Keith Bridge, Mountain Highway Updates

It’s happened! The new Keith Bridge’s south lanes are open! All traffic has been diverted to the new section as the old bridge will replaced over the summer.

Four lanes should ease traffic congestion going east-to-west at rush hour, especially since the bridge will link up with Highway 1 around the big Seylynn development.

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PHOTO BLOG: Throwback Thursday: Ottawa

Remember that time I went to Ottawa and thought I could tour Parliament Hill… well I could’ve but most of it was under wraps, literally.

[To go on the guided tour inside you need to go across the street and get a voucher and from what I understand it’s a first-come-first-serve for the day. I decided to stay outside and get some fresh canal air.]

 

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Mostly I just wanted to show you guys this photo I took cause I really like the wide angle and the lighting. (Plus the sky is two different kids of clouds which is neat.)

 

GALLERY: Recalling Summer 

 

A look at some of the shoreline views I had in Nova Scotia this summer, including looking across the Bay of Fundy at Halls Harbour. Somewhere closer to the southern shore of the province, I took the lone picnic bench shot.

Not sure what sort of somber mood I was in that day but it sure looks gloomy. That reminded me of the impending winter (he said, in balmy Vancouver) and had me thinking back to summer.

 

TRAVEL BLOG: Edmon-fun Fringe Festival

It wasn’t until shortly after I attended a couple of performances at the Edmonton’s 34th Annual Fringe Festival that I learned about it being the oldest and largest fringe theatre festivity in North America. Looking back, that explains some things.

Like why Whyte Avenue was a madhouse and why I was able to eat a nutella funnel cake on a Tuesday afternoon while watching a man juggle swords before wandering two blocks over to where a comedy show was happening. It also explains why Fiddler on the Roof the following Saturday was amazing!

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BLOG: Back to learning

It is with a heavy sigh that I say the words everyone is sick of hearing: back to school.

I’m no longer in school, and still, the day after Labour Day arrives each year with the sudden harsh realization that the end of summer has truly arrived and the promise of “really buckling down this year.” Even the thought of buckling down makes me cackle in a way that would launch popcorn from my mouth if I were watching stand-up comedy on Netflix.

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TRAVEL BLOG: Toronto is a Wonderland

Toronto is massive. I will start by saying that though this was my third visit, I still haven’t seen much. I don’t like overloading myself with museum after museum, exhibit after exhibit. After a while, I don’t remember where I saw what and I mix up information. I’m just a simple man who loves roller coasters. Which is why I traveled four hours round trip on transit to go to Canada’s Wonderland.

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