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Video  —  Posted: March 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

As a kid, I always liked to watch the Boston Bruins on Hockey Night in Canada. For some reason, every single game – or really, every game and a half – seemed to be the Bruins versus the Montreal Canadiens, and being a long-suffering Vancouver Canucks fan, this was always a treat to see.

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Vancouver’s real estate prices? Please, don’t remind me. (FROM VANCOUVER OBSERVER)

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the top 5 things I miss about Vancouver. While I admit there were some colossal oversights – such as my love for West Coast sushi and the multitude of awesome coffee shops (including my personal favourite, Our Town) – I think I covered the gist of what I miss about that fair green city.

And now, the two or three people who actually read my blog will have their curiosity piqued as to what I don’t miss about Lotus Land. So, without further ado, here are the top five things I don’t miss about Vancouver:

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The real windy cities

Posted: February 20, 2013 in Hurricane, weather
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Did the wind take this little rascal down? Oh yes, it did. (KEITH MACKENZIE PHOTO)

Did the wind take this little rascal down? Oh yes, it did. (KEITH MACKENZIE PHOTO)

I’ll be damned. Here I thought all along that Chicago was famous for the nasty winds that sweep through the downtown corridors between the skyscrapers, and then I come across this.

In short, it’s the top 101 windy cities with over 50,000 people in the United States. Here are the top 10:

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Miss the rain? No effin’ way. But there’s something about it…

Now that we’ve been in Massachusetts for more than five monthS, I find myself distanced enough from Vancouver to now contemplate what I might miss about that place, in direct relation to life in Woburn, Massachusetts.

So without further ado, I present the top five things I miss about Vancouver:

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The news came as a blip on my smartphone:”Connecticut elementary school district in lockdown”. I closed the window thinking it was just another thing in the news, maybe some yahoo had fired a bullet into the air or there was an orange alert, or something else.

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Korean War veteran Paul Cunniff and his wife stand in front of the new war memorial in Woburn, Massachusetts, November 12, 2012. (KEITH MACKENZIE PHOTO)

Yesterday, on an unseasonably warm day in Massachusetts, I went to check out the brand-new war memorial in Woburn centre that had been unveiled on Remembrance Day – or Veteran’s Day as they call it here – and had a great conversation with an elderly couple there.

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