Vancouver B.C. http://kplu.org en 'Seattle Freeze' strikes northern neighbor - Vancouver, B.C. http://kplu.org/post/seattle-freeze-strikes-northern-neighbor-vancouver-bc <p>Apparently the social phenomenon known as the &ldquo;freeze&rdquo; &ndash; or social indifference and avoidance of strangers &ndash; extends north of Seattle.</p><p>A new survey of living conditions in our northern neighbor Vancouver, B.C., conducted by the Vancouver Foundation discovered:</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;One in three people living in metropolitan Vancouver say it can be difficult to make friends here. Seventy per cent have never had a neighbour over. And 47 per cent do not trust or do not know if their neighbours trust each other.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:08:21 +0000 Jake Ellison 5333 at http://kplu.org 'Seattle Freeze' strikes northern neighbor - Vancouver, B.C. Vancouver tops Seattle for quality of living, survey says http://kplu.org/post/vancouver-tops-seattle-quality-living-survey-says <p>Vancouver, B.C. comes in 5th on Mercer&#39;s 2011 <a href="http://www.mercer.com/qualityoflivingpr#city-rankings">Quality of Living survey</a>, while Seattle is ranked at 48 (just below New York City).</p><p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:09:15 +0000 Dave Meyer 3319 at http://kplu.org Vancouver tops Seattle for quality of living, survey says Bigger seats, 'marshmallow' roof replaced at Vancouver stadium http://kplu.org/post/bigger-seats-marshmallow-roof-replaced-vancouver-stadium <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-988473.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-988473.mp3</a></p><p>Seen around the world as the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the iconic &ldquo;marshmallow,&rdquo; air supported roof is gone, in favor of a $240 million fabric supported retractable covering.</p><p>The renovations have been so extensive, including bigger seats for bigger bottoms, that the new BC Place is being marketed as virtually a brand new stadium.</p><p> Sun, 02 Oct 2011 15:00:00 +0000 Craig McCulloch 2779 at http://kplu.org Bigger seats, 'marshmallow' roof replaced at Vancouver stadium Another human foot washes ashore in B.C. http://kplu.org/post/another-human-foot-washes-ashore-bc <p>VANCOUVER, British Columbia &mdash; Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, say a human foot inside a running shoe has washed ashore, the latest in roughly a dozen such cases since 2007.</p><p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:25:43 +0000 The Associated Press 2491 at http://kplu.org Late train from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C., to stay on track http://kplu.org/post/late-train-seattle-vancouver-bc-stay-track <p>The late train from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, will no longer be coming to a stop.</p><p>The nightly service was scheduled to end on October 31, when Canadian officials said they expected Amtrak to start paying for the extra border staff it requires. The <a href="http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news/amtrak-cascades-service-stays-intact-3415.html">Canada Border Services Agency wanted $1500 a day to compensate</a> for keeping patrol agents around later into the evening, according to Railway Age Magazine:</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:54:35 +0000 Charla Bear 2354 at http://kplu.org Late train from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C., to stay on track Llama viciously attacks elderly woman at B.C. petting zoo http://kplu.org/post/llama-viciously-attacks-elderly-woman-bc-petting-zoo <p>The Llama at the Langley, British Columbia, petting zoo was probably after some grain France Pilotte, 75, had in her backpack when it reared up, knocked her to the ground and stomped on her, <a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Vicious+llama+attack+Langley+petting/5202361/story.html">according to The Vancouver Sun</a>.</p><p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:24:01 +0000 Jake Ellison 2252 at http://kplu.org Llama viciously attacks elderly woman at B.C. petting zoo Vancouver, B.C., wants to end homelessness, expects a battle http://kplu.org/post/vancouver-bc-wants-end-homelessness-expects-battle <p>City Council in Vancouver, British Columbia, is debating a strategy to end homelessness within ten years, and the always contentious issue has comparisons to efforts <a href="http://www.cehkc.org/">already under way in King County</a>.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:30:00 +0000 Craig McCulloch 2205 at http://kplu.org Vancouver, B.C., wants to end homelessness, expects a battle Five fun activites for the weekend http://kplu.org/post/five-fun-activites-weekend <p>It&#39;s the first weekend of summer and the state is buzzing with events and festivals from Vancouver, B.C., to Port Orchard. Follow the link for five fun events happening this weekend.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:21:59 +0000 1942 at http://kplu.org Five fun activites for the weekend B.C.’s biggest and most acclaimed music festival http://kplu.org/post/bc%E2%80%99s-biggest-and-most-acclaimed-music-festival <p>&quot;If this isn&#39;t the best jazz festival in the world, please send us tickets to a better one.&quot;</p><p>~Paul de Barros, <em>The Seattle Times</em></p><p><a href="http://www.coastaljazz.ca/td_vancouver_international_jazz_festival">Vancouver&#39;s signature festival and British Columbia&#39;s biggest music showcase</a> will animate the city for ten days, June 24 - July 3.</p><p>From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 01:01:54 +0000 KPLU 1904 at http://kplu.org B.C.’s biggest and most acclaimed music festival