Category Archives: Vancouver

An Expat in Vancouver: A Medical Care Review

We’ve been nothing but impressed with the health care we have received since moving to Vancouver two years ago, but we haven’t been that sick so — happily — our experiences have been minimal. I can say that after hearing … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver: Neighborhood trees

Ah, a lovely winter day. That means “game on” on the neighborhood sports field. It means the dog gets an extra long walk. Thoughts turn to a scenic turn along the water. We walk with heads up to the sun … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: expatriating from my expat home

Vancouverites love to travel, and the end of year holidays are as good a time for that as any. In December the province of B.C. offers a lot of options — stormwatching in Tofino, skiing in Whistler or the Kootenays, … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: The Mayor

Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke at CreativeMornings/Vancouver yesterday morning, and I was there. The Mayor didn’t step up to speak at CreativeMornings to talk politics, but let’s face it, he IS the Mayor and everything he says has to be … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: My Neighborhood

When we first moved to Vancouver, we rented in the rapidly gentrifying Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. We had almost everything we needed or wanted a few blocks from our door: the Canada Line for rapid transit, a Whole Foods, a library … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Ukrainian and European heritage

Most visitors to Vancouver know that it is home to thousands of Asian immigrants. So after moving here, I was surprised to learn about the city’s rich past of European immigration. We forget that the large influx of Chinese, South … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver: farmers’ markets

We live a few minutes’ walk from the Sunday farmers’ market in Kits. All summer we’ve covered almost all our vegetable and fruit needs there. Of course, it isn’t until mid-August that it really explodes with offerings of Chillawack corn, … Continue reading

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