Jazz Up Your 2023: Cool Blues Show and Fort Langley Jazz Festival

The Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival in Vancouver is a vibrant celebration that combines live music, art exhibitions, free concerts, ticketed performances, and family-friendly activities.
The festival’s 2023 edition is scheduled to take place from July 20th to the 23rd. This year’s lineup includes an exciting addition: the Cool Blues Show, set to unfold at Fort Langley Park on both Friday and Saturday. 
As an attendee, you can secure tickets for both days of the Cool Blues Show for a cost…

Free Events in Vancouver during August

Throughout the month of August, Metro Vancouver offers a plethora of free events for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. These include festivals, outdoor movies, markets, parades, and outdoor summer concerts, creating a vibrant atmosphere for entertainment and relaxation.
As part of the Art Downtown Summer Program, the Lower Mainland features captivating art displays that allow people to appreciate creativity and culture. Music enthusiasts can revel in the sounds of various free live music events taking place at different venues across the region.

As a Response to Drought, Kamloops Temporarily Closes Parks, Trails, and Bike Park

Due to extreme fire danger and a Level 5 drought, the City of Kamloops has taken the step of closing all nature parks and trails to the public. 
The decision was made by Fire Chief Ken Uzeloc to ensure public safety as both the fire danger rating and drought severity are at the highest levels according to provincial scales.
The closures, effective from 4 PM on Friday, August 4, cover all nature parks and nature trails, including the Kamloops Bike Ranch. The exact list of parks affected by the order is yet to be …

Lasting Love: B.C. Man’s Touching Proposal at Van Gogh Art Exhibit

In 2021, Don Iverson’s unexpected proposal to his girlfriend Chandra Pope at the Imagine van Gogh exhibit in Vancouver captured attention when it went viral in a Postmedia story. 
This proposal held special significance for the couple due to Iverson’s struggle to express his love during their courtship.
A year before this heartwarming moment, Iverson had been diagnosed with aggressive Stage-IV mantle cell lymphoma, a terminal blood cancer. 
Amid the …

Scientists Identify Climate Change Impact in Summer 2023

This summer has brought a series of unusual and extreme weather events to Canada, which scientists attribute to climate change. The country has witnessed floods, droughts, warm temperatures, and widespread wildfires, highlighting the impact of climate change on weather patterns.
Drought conditions have been particularly concerning. Agriculture Canada’s drought map shows large parts of the country experiencing abnormally dry conditions, with the Prairies facing moderate to extreme drought. 
Even typically wet …