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#421 jasmineshinga

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 09:40 AM

Nice! I've done that walk, but wrapped up at Spinnakers across the bridge through Vic West. Makes for a fun, tipsy weekend afternoon with friends. Looking forward to adding Merridale to the mix when they get their new spot done.


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#422 thundergun

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 02:07 PM

The Moon Tasting Room is now officially open btw. Tues-Sat 2-10pm.

 

https://twitter.com/MoonBrewery/status/1101601288972754944


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#423 G-Man

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:43 AM

I peeked in the window and it looked pretty cool for sure. 


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#424 G-Man

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 05:44 PM

My newest post is up on Sidewalking. This time I look at Oak Bay Village. I will warn VV'ers that I do suggest reducing street parking so be careful.

https://www.sidewalk...oak-bay-village
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#425 G-Man

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 01:18 PM

Just finished my latest article, this time on things to do in Point Roberts, Washington this time of year. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...n-in-the-spring


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#426 Sparky

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:49 PM

^ Another stellar piece G-Man. I’m hooked. I spent the day stuck at home replacing a storage structure that collapsed in the snow. It was nice taking a break and being mentally whisked away on one of your journeys.

Back in the day when there were two ends of the candle, Point Roberts was one of our mandatory pit stops on Sundays for a cold beer to wash away the Saturday night fog bank. Canada frowned on this sort of survival teqnique on Sundays.
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:24 PM

That was likely back when there was three pubs in Point Roberts too. There are down to just the one now. 


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#428 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 04:23 AM

That was likely back when there was three pubs in Point Roberts too. There are down to just the one now. 

 

breakers was legendary for its sunday nights.

 

here > > http://pnwbands.com/breakersthe.html

 

I was the owner from 1969 to 1996 and was excited to find this site..   I took over the business in when my husband Harry died in 1980.   I had two young sons and worked office hours mostly.

I was there that horrible Sunday when drinking started with Expo '86 in Canada!  What a shock that was after years of Canadians flocking across the border to drink in the US on Sundays, and The Breakers had just reopened after the fire!  The wheel had to be reinvented and I began bringing in as many "big" bands on Sat. nights as possible.  Regulars were Colin James, April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Trooper, Doug and the Slugs, Barney Bentall, and Long John Baldry.  I also had Steppenwolf, Chubby Checker and The Committments.

With the popular long weekend Sundays, big bands, bingo and gambling, business was good again.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding why The Breakers closed.  The big reason is that drinking and driving had become history.  The Washington State liquor control board were on a mission to shut us down by continuously planting undercover agents in the bar.  It was impossible to patrol 999 customers drinking  and know how much they had consumed before entering The Breakers.  Inhalator vans were waiting for our customers when they crossed the border back into Canada.

Another reason was that the Canadian dollar was no longer "pegged" at 85 cents in relation to the US dollar. The Canadian dollar became stronger and all of The Breakers expenses were US.  It was impossible to change the price of beer on a weekly basis or to charge exchange like everyone does today.

The Breakers was a landmark. I still hear the stories... great for my now adult sons to hear.

I would love to know how many couples met at The Breakers and married.

I sold The Breakers to Nick Kiniski in 1996 and by 2002 it was closed.

There have been two more owners since then who are just holding the waterfront property with nothing particular in mind.

Thank you for having this site.

Ingrid Johnson, January 2012


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#429 GabriolaGirl

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:02 AM

Just finished my latest post on my recent trip to Gabriola Island. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...gabriola-island

 

Just saw this post, great photos!  For your next trip, Sandwell beach, though it's a bit of a hike, it's great.  Silva Bay, Elder Cedar, Whalebone beaches.... there's lots of places for another trip.  



#430 G-Man

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:38 AM

Gabriola was great and will definitely go back. Might try it in summer weather next time!
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#431 G-Man

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:39 AM

breakers was legendary for its sunday nights.

here > > http://pnwbands.com/breakersthe.html

I was the owner from 1969 to 1996 and was excited to find this site.. I took over the business in when my husband Harry died in 1980. I had two young sons and worked office hours mostly.

I was there that horrible Sunday when drinking started with Expo '86 in Canada! What a shock that was after years of Canadians flocking across the border to drink in the US on Sundays, and The Breakers had just reopened after the fire! The wheel had to be reinvented and I began bringing in as many "big" bands on Sat. nights as possible. Regulars were Colin James, April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Trooper, Doug and the Slugs, Barney Bentall, and Long John Baldry. I also had Steppenwolf, Chubby Checker and The Committments.

With the popular long weekend Sundays, big bands, bingo and gambling, business was good again.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding why The Breakers closed. The big reason is that drinking and driving had become history. The Washington State liquor control board were on a mission to shut us down by continuously planting undercover agents in the bar. It was impossible to patrol 999 customers drinking and know how much they had consumed before entering The Breakers. Inhalator vans were waiting for our customers when they crossed the border back into Canada.

Another reason was that the Canadian dollar was no longer "pegged" at 85 cents in relation to the US dollar. The Canadian dollar became stronger and all of The Breakers expenses were US. It was impossible to change the price of beer on a weekly basis or to charge exchange like everyone does today.

The Breakers was a landmark. I still hear the stories... great for my now adult sons to hear.

I would love to know how many couples met at The Breakers and married.

I sold The Breakers to Nick Kiniski in 1996 and by 2002 it was closed.

There have been two more owners since then who are just holding the waterfront property with nothing particular in mind.

Thank you for having this site.

Ingrid Johnson, January 2012


Yeah it was amazing the bands that they used to get there. I remember 54-40 playing there all the time too. Just an abandoned building now.

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#432 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:51 AM

1000-person capacity pretty wild.



#433 G-Man

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 08:47 AM

My latest post is up and looks at the Northern Junk Buildings while touching on our erroneous views on what is heritage in Old Town. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...e-still-waiting


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#434 G-Man

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 07:53 PM

^ Geez a lot has happened since I posted the Northern Junk story...

 

Anyways here is a new post about Broad Street. Have a look and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...art-of-the-city


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#435 Nparker

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:49 PM

^ Geez a lot has happened since I posted the Northern Junk story...


Yeah, the NJ story got much worse.

#436 G-Man

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:21 PM

Sidewalking has a new article up, this time on the gating of mid-block walkways. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...up-the-walkways


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#437 G-Man

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:54 PM

Sidewalking Victoria's latest post is on the amazing Fort and Blanshard Food Market! It is amazing how many great places there are to eat here. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...ort-food-market


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#438 G-Man

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 09:06 PM

The latest post is up. This time I look at Franklin Green park in North Park. Have a read! https://www.sidewalk...-franklin-green


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#439 Jackerbie

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 04:02 PM

This may raise more questions than answers, but here is Franklin Green in the 1963 zoning map, zoned "R2 Two Family." Note that Vancouver Street hasn't been built yet!

 

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The 1967 (?) current land use map shows Franklin Green as being a park. Still no Vancouver Street north of Pandora!

 

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All the maps are available here: https://www.victoria...rical-maps.html

 

 

 


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#440 Nparker

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 07:01 PM

...The 1967 (?) current land use map shows Franklin Green as being a park. Still no Vancouver Street north of Pandora!...

Sometime between the 1976 and 1979 zoning maps Vancouver Street was extended from Pandora through to Caledonia.

1979 map.JPG


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