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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PHOTO BLOG: Cut Short

Do you ever wonder what you missed out on? That feeling of being so close to the answer, but not quite? Well, that feeling struck me the other night as I was fiddling around with different lenses than I’m used to.

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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.

 

BC Ferries drowning in debt

The current system in place for our ferries is flawed, but will a rushed public consultation fix it? If not, what will? Photo credit: BC Ferries

It’s no surprise to anyone that BC Ferries isn’t doing so well financially right now, or at all in recent years. Ridership is down, rates are increasing, and BC Ferries is cutting 98 round trips starting this winter in order to make ends meet.

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Petty crimes in West Van on the rise?

WVPD photo, graph of crime statistics

Maybe it’s just me, but my inbox has been filling with news alerts about the North Shore, and most of them seem to be about thefts or assaults in some way. For example, in the last week or so there’s been stories on a convenience store robbery, an assault on the Second Narrows bridge, a Future Shop robbery using pepper spray, a con artist getting $20,000 in fake bank drafts and the Lamborghini driver who didn’t have insurance.

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