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Squamish is Home to Tesla Motors’ First Electric Charging Station in Canada

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors opened its first Canadian charging station earlier this week, choosing the beautiful town of Squamish, British Columbia as the location. 

Squamish is strategically located between Vancouver and Whistler, providing Tesla owners with uninterrupted charging opti…

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West Coast Gem Victoria Featured on The Amazing Race

The first week of popular television show The Amazing Race brought contestants to the beautiful seaside city of Victoria, British Columbia.

The episode highlighted the amazing scenery and architecture of the capital city of Canada's west coast province.

The contestants had to memorize a high tea m…

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Cayoose Creek-owned Split Rock Environmental Experiences Growth in Lillooet

Another First Nations (Canada’s terminology for aboriginal or indigenous peoples) success story is coming out of the Lillooet area as Split Rock Environmental’s reputation grows across the province of British Columbia. The company is owned by the Sekw’el’was (Cayoose Creek Band) and provides…

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New 40-Unit Hotel Planned for Lillooet Area

New investment from the Seton Lake Band and Tsalalh Development Corporation (TDC) is leading to the construction of a 40-unit hotel in Seton Portage.  The new project will take advantage of an existing development site rather than take over unspoiled nature in one of the most beautiful parts of the …

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Lillooet Joins the Green Highway with Electric Vehicle Charging Station

North America’s west coast roadways have become a little greener with the addition of a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Lillooet.  The community of 2500 is located 125 kilometres (78 miles) from the Olympic resort town of Whistler along the stunning Highway 99 North.  It is a popular s…

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Okanagan Cities Rank #1 for Best Weather

Money Sense Canada released its top 10 Canadian places for great weather with Penticton, BC and Kelowna BC coming out on top. 

Penticton, with a population around 43,000, came out slightly ahead in the statistics department with a higher average temperature and fewer days of rain. Money Sense reli…

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Victoria Makes Time Magazine's Top 100 "Selfie" Cities

Anyone who has been to Victoria, British Columbia knows the scenic city is a photographer's dream location. Apparently people love taking photos of themselves in the west coast city as well.

Time Magazine reviewed over 400,000 "selfies" on Instagram in late January, early February and early March. …

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Electric Vehicle Car-Share and Co-op in Squamish’s Future?

Squamish is considering a pilot project with EasyPark to develop a car share initiative that would allow drivers to travel between Vancouver and Squamish using electric cars.  The co-op model would require members to pay for the use of the clean energy vehicles and allow greater flow of people betwe…

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Vancouver Promotes Construction of Tallest Sustainable Office Tower

Real Estate Investment company Credit Suisse is developing a $200 million construction project in downtown Vancouver and the city is promoting it as the tallest sustainable office tower in the world. 

Renowned architect Harry Gugger (the man behind the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing and the renova…

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Happy Birthday Canada!

On July 1st, Canada celebrates 146 years as a nation.  While this vast land has been inhabited for millenia by indigenous peoples, and early Europeans explored its shores for the last 500 years, Canada became a nation in the global community in 1867.

I have been to Canada Day celebrations with mil…

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Vancouver Brewery and Lillooet Hop Farm form Award-winning Partnership

Vancouver-based Powell Street Craft Brewery stunned the Canadian beer scene by winning the Canadian Brewing Awards Beer of the Year.  The year-old nano-brewery, owned by David and Nicole Bowkett, won the prize for its Old Jalopy Ale.

Owners Sam Quinlan and Tim Hazard of Lillooet’s Bitterbine Hop C…

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