Archives for March 2010

Springing Forward in the Tri-Cities


The days are getting longer, St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and the cherry blossoms are out in force. In our annual spring ritual to prolong the daylight the clocks all turn forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time before you go to bed on Saturday night. Hopefully you aren’t too fatigued by losing an […]



Coquitlam Council By-Election


There is an empty chair at Coquitlam City Council meetings these days, and there has been a lot of debate on what to do about it. In November, Coquitlam Councillor Fin Donnelly swam up the river to Ottawa to become the new MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam. Since the last municipal election was in November 2008, […]



Maternity Leave in Maple Ridge


I’m not sure if I’ve formally introduced myself. I am Amber, and together with my husband Jon, I work on the V3H. We live here in the Tri-Cities and we have two children, 5-year-old Hannah and 18-month-old Jacob. In addition to the writing I do here on this site, I write the blog for ArtsConnect, […]



Clever Hands Crafting Group


Port Moody mom of two, Kirsten Zerbinis, is a fibre artist and knitting instructor. She’s a pretty good instructor, I must say – she taught me to knit. Kirsten also dyes fibre and spins yarn for her business, Yummy Yarn, in her house around her children’s schedules. You can find her products in local yarn […]



A Theatre, an Overpass and a Library


I am sure that I am not the only one who is still recovering from the Olympics in Vancouver. In fact, I’m certain that I’m not, because this weekend is shaping up to be a quiet one here in the V3H. However, there are still several fabulous events to choose from, so read on! The […]



Water’s Edge Festival


For the second year, Coastal Sound Music Academy and Evergreen Cultural Centre have partnered with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad to present the world-class Water’s Edge festival, which runs March 19 – 21 at Evergreen Cultural Centre. Three main stage concerts headline this year’s festival, including the internationally renowned Elektra Women’s Choir, elite vocal ensemble musica […]

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