A Reminder of Why Healthcare Funding Matters

As I watched family members moving from one location in Children’s Hospital to another, I started to feel anxious and immediately knew why.

Living a Mundane, Boring Life

By:  Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. Are the details of a simple life mundane and boring?  They can be to some who have their own particular vision about what makes content interesting on social media. But like many people here in British Columbia,  I’m sharing content illustrating what it looks [...]

Seeing BC From the Air

There’s no better way to appreciate British Columbia’s natural beauty than from an elevated look out. Drone videography offers perspectives that you can’t even get from a helicopter or airplane.

It Happened Just Down the Hill

Spanish Influenza was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic that had a devastating impact on troops overseas and on the population at home here in British Columbia and – closer to my home – a few stones throw down the hill.

90 Scarecrows on Vancouver Island

Starting on July 6th, in the area of Bru-Go coffee shop in the heart of Mill Bay you will have the chance to see 90 scarecrow “people from the past” who were all made by members of the local community.

Have You Climbed the Coquitlam Crunch?

In the past few months as the weather has slowly improved, I’ve been trying to think about inspiring ways to get in shape. I like group classes at a gym but the idea of using our home gym bores me senseless. The idea came to my mind that at least once a week I should throw myself up and down a mountain side.

2014 Christmas Eve Meals in the DTES

This Christmas season seven year old Burnaby resident Joshua Smith and his mum Traci are raising funds so that they can put together 500 bagged meals and other useful sundry items for people who live on the streets in Vancouver’s Downtown East side.

Visiting AppleBarn Pumpkin Farm

If you haven’t had the chance to visit Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, have you wondered if you should drive out for a visit?

On a beautiful September day, with clear blue skies, my family and I recently joined the YVR Bloggers trip to AppleBarn Pumpkin Farm. It was a perfect day to venture out into the Fraser Valley and visit Abbotsford.

Lions Gate Bridge: Dangerous Construction Conditions

Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca Editorial For 3 1/2 years I lived by Capilano River and drove over the Lion’s Gate bridge almost every day of the week.  The dramatic view of the water from the bridge made an impression every time – especially during a sunset.  Other than clips of the royal visit in 1939, I haven’t [...]

Outdoor Living: Beach Etiquette

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Have you ever collected shells at the beach, flipped over rocks while beach combing or dug holes in the sand?  It seems that this is not the thing to do. Neither is picking wild flowers alongside alpine trails -  but that’s another topic. The following tips about visiting the beach were developed [...]

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