Archive for October, 2008

Vancouver to Permit Laneway Housing

October 31, 2008
By Ocean

So reports the CBC. But lest we low-income and homeless people start jumping up and down, shouting out “It’s about time!” and exhaling our oh-so-long pent up breath, there is this: The average cost of a conversion is expected to be around $150,000, but owners will only be able to rent and not sell...

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Housing Solutions – Tiny Houses for $1,500

October 30, 2008
By Ocean

The problem with a Tumbleweed house is that even the 65 square foot model is over $36,000, plus shipping. Well now I learn that early this year students at the University of British Columbia’s Emily Carr Institute designed and built four houses, each unique, each 64 square feet, and none more than $1,500… [Cont'd...

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Housing: Dreaming a Tumbleweed home

October 30, 2008
By Ocean
Housing: Dreaming a Tumbleweed home

All I've ever wanted is a tiny house, on a piece of land large enough only to grow my own veggies and fruit, a place where no one can tell me I can't keep Kiltie and Brodie. And everytime I pass by a dilapidated or unused tool shed or garage, I think again of my...

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Woe Seniors Who Need Health Care in British Columbia

October 29, 2008
By crunchy

We have all seen the news reports of neglect and abuse and heard the Care Homes speak of being understaffed and over budget over and over. But something HAS to be done. Now for me and my family it is personal. My Grandmother-in-law is in a care home.  She used to live with her...

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Everyone Say AWWWW

October 25, 2008
By crunchy

Our own Left Coast Mama is proud to present:  Quinlan James Floyd, born at BC Women’s this afternoon at 1:10pm PST, 7lbs 5oz. Congrats to you and your family!!!

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I Have Been ‘Memed’

October 24, 2008
By crunchy
I Have Been ‘Memed’

By the GAWGUS Miss604 – Thanks for the memories!! This is the ‘Five Things’ Meme: Five Things I was Doing Ten Years Ago: - Graduated from SFU.  Took 5 years instead of 4.  But I mostly paid my own way through, apart from ‘some’ student loans.  I worked part time and attended classes in...

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Dunbar Haunted House — Halloween at its Finest

October 22, 2008
By jmb
Dunbar Haunted House — Halloween at its Finest

For those of you in Vancouver may I suggest you make a visit to the Dunbar Haunted House which is seriously decorated for Halloween.  This house is quite close to where I live and for the past five years the Halloween decor has been been better and better.  It’s not suitable for very young...

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Wherein momma RUNS for her LIFE!

October 22, 2008
By Claudia

Kidding… School PAC’s. They scare me. I tried a long time ago to have a hand in them. Ended up leaving meetings in tears. What the hell is the point if adults can’t speak politely and use tact? I became the chair one year and turned into the most hated woman on the board,...

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