November 23, 2017

Councillor to speak from City Hall steps

Adriane Carr plans to announce her legal strategy on the steps of Vancouver City Hall Tuesday morning, after a motion of hers was quashed last week.  The City Councilor had tried to get more information on any impact a new funding plan for community centres would have on the budget. But that effort was tossed aside by the City Manager, who … [Read more...]

Where to Drink Wine in Mexico City

We adore Mexico City—the colors, the architecture, the food, the people. And while we'd never (ever) tire of tacos and tequila, we went in search of the city's hidden (and enormous) wine scene. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

A Beach Getaway Within Panama City

Panama City's got a bit of everything—history mixed with the new and modern, a low-key but still metropolitan vibe. And with two new resorts on Playa Bonita, it's got a beach within a stone's throw. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Rodriguez Updates “Sin City” Sequel Shoot

"Sin City" sequel director Robert Rodriguez has confirmed that Bruce Willis is set to reprise his role from the first film. Appearing at the Sundance Film Festival, Rodriguez says at present one of the introduction stories is the only one that's complete. The main three segments are being shot piecemeal as the actors become available and all … [Read more...]

Surrey City Council votes down casino and entertainment complex proposal

Surrey City Council has decided to reject the controversial casino and entertainment complex. By a vote of 5 to 4, with Surrey Mayor Diane Watts holding the deciding vote, Surrey said no thanks to the casino project. Terry McNiece who led the group opposing the casino plan was asked if it was a David beats Goliath moment. "Not really.  I mean … [Read more...]

Headed to Sundance? 5 Park City Hotspots

Headed to snowy Park City for Sundance this week? Festivals like these are all about fun, films, and knowing where to hob-knob. Here's the five key places to see, be seen, and soak it all in. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

7 Reasons to Go to Mexico City Now

If you're looking for a reason to head south, make a point to visit these hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems in Mexico City. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Vancouver city councillor wants to move towards mobile business licensing

A Vancouver city councillor says it could be cheaper for small businesses and less of an administrative burden for municipalities. Geoff Meggs is bringing a motion before council next week, hoping to move further towards establishing a mobile business licensing program. Right now, if a business works in more than one municipality, it has to have a … [Read more...]

Brolin Replaces Owen In “Sin City 2”

Josh Brolin has joined the cast of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" at Dimension Films. Brolin will play Dwight, the same character played by Clive Owen in the 2005 original. This marks the third such re-casting of a role from the first film. The others being Dennis Haysbert replacing the late Michael Clarke … [Read more...]

Vancouver bistro owner urges council to make doing business in the city more affordable

Vancouver Council's being urged to lower the cost of a business license. Remi Caudron runs Salmon N' Bannock Bistro on Broadway and says the cost of a business license has more than doubled for him in the last couple of years going from just over four hundred dollars to over nine hundred. He says enough is enough and he wants council to do … [Read more...]