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Old Aug 31st 2020, 5:54 pm
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Vancouver aquarium is temporary pausing public operations on September 7th.

They are going to work to reinvent the aquarium.

Hopefully they don't have to close permanently, its one of the few attractions I like in Vancouver.

Just doesn't look like they can cover operating costs of being open.

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Old Aug 31st 2020, 6:34 pm
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Old Aug 31st 2020, 6:48 pm
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What kind of world are we living in? Adele being accused of cultural appropriation is mind boggling. Even the Jamaican's don't care.

https://news.sky.com/story/adele-acc...knots-12060334
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Old Sep 2nd 2020, 12:13 am
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Staples.ca is advertising free delivery on everything currently. No minimum order needed.

Being a stationery freak today I ordered $2 worth of Bic pens and 6 notebooks at 10c each. Apparently pens are arriving tomorrow and the notebooks the day after. Crazy.
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Staples.ca is advertising free delivery on everything currently. No minimum order needed.

Being a stationery freak today I ordered $2 worth of Bic pens and 6 notebooks at 10c each. Apparently pens are arriving tomorrow and the notebooks the day after. Crazy.
Is this your way of using your allotted carbon imprint, even though a non-driver?
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Old Sep 2nd 2020, 2:52 pm
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Is this your way of using your allotted carbon imprint, even though a non-driver?
I was hoping for delivery by bicycle.
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What kind of world are we living in? Adele being accused of cultural appropriation is mind boggling. Even the Jamaican's don't care.

https://news.sky.com/story/adele-acc...knots-12060334
True however someone is offended so we now must hold Adele accountable. Loved a comment I read about her growing up in Tottenham so really not a case of cultural appropriation. I am offended that you are offended
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I was hoping for delivery by bicycle.
I saw a kid around 10 years old yesterday riding a bike, on his phone, with a big McDonalds bag. Wondered if skip the dishes was starting them young.
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That reminds me, Helen Mirren moved into the area a while back. Apparently Dame Helen came across a black bear in her back yard, and she told the bear to bugger off. Bears being the intelligent creatures they are, it complied with her suggestion and buggered off.

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What kind of world are we living in? Adele being accused of cultural appropriation is mind boggling. Even the Jamaican's don't care.

https://news.sky.com/story/adele-acc...knots-12060334
My step sisters daughter was accused in high school of cultural appropriation by some white students because she wore some Mexican cultural items.

Thing is while they have light skin, they are Mexican, and my step sisters and siblings were the first in the family to be born in the US.



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Sometimes I think modern smoke detectors are a little too sensitive.
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Sometimes I think modern smoke detectors are a little too sensitive.
Funny. My husband thinks the same thing.
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The most brutally honest reaction on a home makeover show

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Have just seen this, that 'decor' is revolting. I'd sleep in a tent rather than in that bedroom
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Funny. My husband thinks the same thing.
Silly buggers go off too easily, and dang they could wake the dead, nearly everyday some apartment has set theirs off. Takes very little just cooking can do it, they seem to be able to sense smoke when the human eye or nose cannot. Probably doesn't help that apartments are small so smoke detectors are closer to the kitchen than they would be in a typical house, and of course the loud alarm sets the dog off.....





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The most brutally honest reaction on a home makeover show

https://twitter.com/plinketyplink2/s...31898633121797
I few years ago, when the BBC did changing rooms, at the reveal onw of the couples said.. Well I'm not going to sleep in this room till it's all changed again, can't stand anything, just hate it all, thought my neighbour had more sense and knew me better than that. Cue shocked reactions from presenter and designer responsible,
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