TransLink to slap toll on Jeff Bridges

BURNABY (CUP HUMOUR) — Despite taking heat over increasing tolls on major Lower Mainland roads in the fall of 2012, transportation giant TransLink has said that it is planning to toll even more bridges this year. In a plan sure to spark controversy, TransLink’s board of directors has revealed that they plan to place new… Read more »

Liquid Diet: Mama . . . what?

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I discovered the country’s national drink is called mamajuana. Yes, it sounds just like that — “mama wanna.” Now, I know what you’re thinking, because I thought the same thing: the Spanish pronunciation sounds oddly sexual to the English-honed ear. Something about the wanna, maybe. Turns out,… Read more »

JANUARY 17–26 Events Calendar

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS    Thursday, January 17 “Rich in Food”: Revitalizing  Traditional Food on the  Northwest Coast   If you think our food supply on Vancouver Island is secure, guess again — we truck most of our stuff in from elsewhere. And if that transportation infrastructure falls apart, what then? All those seagulls are starting to… Read more »