As we've all heard over the years and decades the Metro Vancouver
region will be affected by an Earthquake. Whether the 'Big One' hit's in our
lifetime or not is an unknown. We all need to be prepared and educated on the
topic to some degree for the event and the Earthquake just North of Victoria on
December 29, 2015 was a great reminder and warning from Mother Nature. The
attachment below is a great tool measuring risk for Metro Vancouver and
Victoria broken down by Postal Codes...
On my recent visit to Northeast BC I was exposed to cities that are
preparing for something bigger. Obviously going from Metro Vancouver or if you're
coming from Calgary or Edmonton both cities don't measure up but what you do
notice, is a lot construction, Highway improvements and you sense that most
people are doing well financially. You see somewhat big name brands starting to
establish a presence in the area, from new Hotels such as Best Western Plus
being constructed and scheduled to be ready for November 2016, to Restaurants like Brown's Socialhouse, Original Joe's and Bosa Properties renovating the Dawson Creek Mall and so the
list goes on.
The announcements made over the last few months continue to grow and
prove that it’s a matter of WHEN and not IF. The year 2016 will be an important
time for the BC LNG industry as it's no surprise the current state of the oil
and gas industry is weak, so I wanted to share some facts surrounding these
If you’re looking to make your festive season truly
merry and bright, look no further than these locations where Christmas lights
are the main attraction in the Tri-Cities.
In Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam & Port Moody you get a natural setting with many trees and green spaces, lighting up
for the holidays is must-do. Stop by for a spectacular photo-op and even some
pretty amazing light shows. Tri-Cities CoquitlamLafarge Lake: 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 4S1 - With more than 60,000 lights and a number of unique illuminated features, this
is one of the largest free seasonal displays in the Lower Mainland.
Dangville: The Miniature Christmas Village: 2638 Brewster Dr, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6L4 - This miniature Christmas village is set up in a double garage and features more
than 500 pieces. Peer inside the windows and see the North Pole complete with
Santa and his elves, merchants selling their wares, Chinatown, Christmas at the
City Zoo and much more. Tuesdays and
Sundays, 6:30-9 p…