Saw this series of tents on the parking lot of the mall on Sunday morning. Decided to take a closer look and snap a photo or two. This security guard came out of the tent just as I was getting into position. He was no problem after I told him what my intentions were.
According to the sign this addition was scheduled for completion earlier in the year. Today Translink re-open its bus terminal which this building sits on top of. Guess we can take today, July 28, as the official completion date which means construction is at least a month behind schedule. Could be expensive for the contractor.
Went by the Hydro Building last week and saw the sign with Canada Custom sign which got me wondering it managed to cope with the power outage almost two weeks ago. The Hydro Building was one of the last to have have its power restored. I think this was intended. Makes for good optics. But how does it sit with the federal government?
This new cellphones outlet opened in one of the malls I frequent. Initially thought it is a move by Rogers to counter Bell's Solo and the more recent Telus Koodoo maneuvers. Finally my curiosity got the better of me and I went in and inquired. As it turns out this is an independent dealer who sells plans from Rogers' competitors as well.
Yesterday went to the Burnaby Public Library Metrotown branch. People were busy setting things up and the sign said...
it is Summer Sunday at Civic Square with three groups scheduled to perform.
This is the the first of the three. Whether it was due to lack of publication or what these two had no audience whatsoever. A few passers by would glanced over, gave them a curious look or two and continued on.
Since it is billed as Summer Sundays I think it is a weekly happening. So next Sunday pack a picnic lunch, bundle the family into the car and head to Civic Square for an afternoon of sun and entertainment.
This was an International News outlets doing what I considered brisk business. Either appearance is deceiving or the mall has jacked the rent high enough for the owner to deem continue operation inviable. Soon it'll be a Bell store selling handsets.
The question now becomes why is Bell opening another outlet in the mall given their existing one, see next photo, isn't exactly overwhelmed with customers.
We being having unseasonal overnight cold temperatures. Most mornings it is only 12C and we've morning fog over the water which normally doesn't happened till the Fall. But then this has been a cool summer in that there is snow on top of the mountains.
Since full moon occurred a few days ago, look carefully you can see it on the top photo.
For years I've walked by and not noticed this street-level outside elevator on Granville Street until the other day when I saw two people entering it. An elevator with an entrance on a building's exterior is very rare. Wonder if there is another one in the Lower mainland?
The Real Canadian Superstore is a supermarket chain operation with outlets pretty well across the country. One would expect price consistency if not corporate-wide but at least within a geographic area. This is not the case, however, with their bulk dry roasted peanuts.
At 57 cents it is about the same price as Wal-Mart charges for the packaged Planter brand. Have no idea why at least one outlet charges 88 cents.
The been working on this for over a year now. No idea what is taking them so long. Initially there was a traffic problem. Eventually drivers decided to take alternative routes and avoid the congestion here.
For the retail industry July is the mid-point between one Christmas to the next. To drum business many held Boxing Day in July sales. Shopping malls have periodic sidewalk sales. This is one of Cole's sidewalk sale on books.
Went by Burnaby Lake last week and took these. The surprising part was not finding anybody else there because during previous occasions, be it winter, spring or fall, there were always some photographers or bird watchers.