February 1976 — Tommy Banks rehearsing with Milton Berle at Vancouver’s Cave Supper Club for a TV show in 1976. The a renowned Edmonton jazz pianist and former senator, died yesterday at the age of 81.
September 1974 — Gayle Eddie ran a coffee truck in North Vancouver which provided coffee and sandwiches to dock and shipyard workers and other small businesses. Gayle’s counting her take after a morning of stops along the the north shore near the grain elevators. This picture along with others appeared in the Vancouver Province with a story by Nicole Strickland.
January 20th, 2018 — Squirrel eating seed from a bird feeder after climbing down the string.
January 21st, 2018 — Lief Rodgers at the B-Team Superprestige cyclocross race at Aldor Acres. It was the last race of the season and not many riders took part but a few more pictures can be found HERE or by clicking on the above picture. There are 200 pictures total from 2017 so it might take a while to load.
Circa 1978 — It was a casting call for ballerinas to play the children in the Nutcracker ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Guess which one got a part?
January 17th, 2018 — This condo at 2088 Barclay has 28 suites most of them with the lights out at 8pm on a Wednesday which means they probably have no one living in them. Meanwhile, below, a little farther away from the shores of Lost Lagoon on Glen Drive by Terminal Avenue there are the working poor living in campers parked on the street.
Oct 1987 — Aldergrove, BC — A rider repairs a flat during the annual hare and hound at the long gone Little Rock Motocross Track in Aldergrove. A good rider could do it in five minutes. A bad rider would pack up, go home, and take the wheel to his local motorcycle shop. #043
January 11th, 2018 — There seems to be a big disconnect between what BC Assessment thinks a structure on a Salt Spring Island property is worth and what the owners think it’s worth. This house, not the land it sits on, was assessed at $295,000 in 2017 which is a lot of money for a very old run down 1200 square foot house. A few weeks ago the new owners began stripping it to the studs so they can rebuild onto the original building. Assuming the siding will soon go and the roof will be replaced, what remains are the studs, rafters, and joists. I didn’t count them but I will guess there are about 300 and that number divided into the assessed value make them worth close to $3000 each.
November 8th, 2017 — People in Vancouver are always complaining that bike lanes such as this one in the 500 block of Pacific Street cause traffic congestion and conveniently ignore all the construction that’s going on.
July 25th, 1970 — David Hobbs in the pits during practice for the Klondike 200 Can-Am sports car race at Edmonton International Speedway.