Double Double & Donuts – Richmond Style

Double Double & Donuts. Hey. We’re in Canada. We all know that means. But what’s a Double Double and Donuts – Richmond style? Well, let me tell you. It’s something entirely different. Please join me in my latest video as I visit Richmond’s Double Double Restaurant, have some congee and Chinese donut. Then I hop on over to the nearby Aberdeen Centre for some Asian … Continue reading Double Double & Donuts – Richmond Style

Bus Tour 10 – Ginseng and Wine

We started the last day of our Rocky Mountain Bus Tour at an early, early hour. Was it 6am? Something like that. We didn’t go back to the WK Garden for a 3rd meal. Thank goodness. That would have really done me in. Instead, we headed down the Trans-Canada Highway to Sicamous about an hour away. We pulled into the Husky gas station. Western breakfast? Sort of…

Breakfast at the Husky in Sicamous

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Transportation and Transit Plan 2 – Richmond Centre/Metrotown B-Line

The Mayor’s Council has put forward a vision for Regional Transportation Investments for Metro Vancouver for the next 10 years. Some of these investments will happen within the next 5 years. Others will happen between 2020 and 2025. This all depends on those living in Metro Vancouver voting Yes in the upcoming mail-in referendum/plebiscite ballot.

Here’s the second post in my project-by-project look at the Regional Transportation Investments.

Richmond Centre/Metrotown B-Line

richmond-metrotown bline map

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Richmond on track to ban puppy sales – News1130

Richmond on track to ban puppy sales – News1130. This isn’t my usual kind of post, but as a dog owner, I think this is a good move.  Richmond council is making the right move by banning puppy sales in retail outlets.  There’s a store in Richmond Centre that I can think of being affected.  I think the conditions in that store was okay. However, … Continue reading Richmond on track to ban puppy sales – News1130

Evergreen Line – how many stations

With a pending announcement about funding for the $400M shortfall in funding for the much delayed Evergreen Line on the horizon, there’s been a little more news and blogging about the line.  I hadn’t really followed the Evergreen Line news for quite a while. An old graphic of the original LRT plan reveals 12 stations within easy walking distance to most of the Tri-Cities communities … Continue reading Evergreen Line – how many stations

New multi-use development for Fantasy Gardens

Fantasy Garden World to be reborn as multi-use residential development. Woah…blast from the past.  Fantasy Gardens to get a whole new look.  I do remember walking through the Gardens during it’s hey day back in the late 80s. The area has changed significantly.  The first signs of development in this southeast corner of Richmond was the Riverport development.  The Silver City theatre, the ice rink, … Continue reading New multi-use development for Fantasy Gardens

The very late Oakridge Station open house post

Haha…I am over a month behind on my post here.  I’ve been sitting on tons of photos.  The summer gives a lot of opportunity to take pictures, but it’s a pain to sort, organize, and post-process them.  Plus, the recent heat wave didn’t help because I did not want to sit in front of my computer trying to work through a blog post. It wasn’t … Continue reading The very late Oakridge Station open house post

Centre to Centre Bus Service missing in Vancouver

Canada Line Open House Presentation Boards (regarding bus reallocation) The Canada Line will bring big changes to the way your suburban bus service operates, especially if you live in Richmond, Delta, or South Surrey. Your bus may only go part way to Vancouver instead of all the way.  Your centre to centre express bus service may never be the same again. Although TransLink really doesn’t … Continue reading Centre to Centre Bus Service missing in Vancouver

Canada Line could open in August

Canada Line could open in August. Here’s some exciting news for transit users and transit buffs.  If the Canada Line opens early in August, we can take advantage of the convenience and speed of the line earlier. As I have visited Richmond in the past month or so, I’ve seen quite a few trains running back and forth along the tracks overhead.  The stations are … Continue reading Canada Line could open in August