The lovely Becky Knight (@bmeckie) caught this gorgeous sunrise over Long Lake, complete with the little ducks and still fresh snow coat, this "sunrise after the storm" photo really captures the essence of the storm that walloped Nanaimo over the last few days.
We are on the search for some delicious breakfast joints around Vancouver Island (come on now, it's the most important meal of the day!) and what is more satisfying than a wonderful Sunday breakfast/brunch?! Now here is the fun part: we've taken some suggestions from our followers on Twitter and Facebook and compiled them here, our readers will vote and the place with the most votes we will go visit! Cedar Room at Tigh-Na-Mara - Parksville Willie's Bakery & Cafe - Victoria 2 Chef's Affair - Nanaimo Modern Cafe - Nanaimo Floyd's Diner - Victoria Dolphin's Resort - Campbell River The Pointe Restaurant - Tofino Dino's Grill - Duncan John's Place - Victoria Longwood Brew Pub - Nanaimo Atlas Cafe - Courtenay Sunny Side Cafe - Esquimalt Over the next week we will be taking votes on which of these wonderful breakfast places we will be visiting next for a review! Thanks everyone! Tweet us, facebook us or leave a comment a
If you were born on Vancouver Island you probably know of the beer Lucky Lager (perhaps more than others!). Here are some interesting (and SURPRISING) facts on Lucky Lager! It was originally made by General Brewing Company, located in San Francisco, California (in 1934) This company become the Lucky Lager Brewing Company in 1948. Historically, all the breweries for Lucky Lager have been in the U.S It is only available in selected areas. This includes most of Southern British Columbia It has an extremely dedicated following on Vancouver Island - notably, Ucluelet, Chemainus, Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Port Alberni and Sooke. (I can vouche for Ladysmith and Nanaimo being included in this list also) Cumberland B.C was named by Labatt Brewing Company the "Luckiest Town in Canada" in 2002 due to it's amazing consumption! You can read the entire Wiki article HERE
I usually stay away from heavy political discussions and rhetoric in regards to this blog but since I read the original letter last night, I tossed and turned, my brain in overdrive, trying to figure out why another human being (that shares the same air, earth and living space with everyone else) would go out of their way to write such an unusually ignorant and uneducated letter. Yes people, we all have opinions and we are free to share these opinions, but really, why would a respectful newspaper publish this? Before I continue here is the article (link to the original article has now been pulled): Though it seems like a "letter to the editor" one can only assume by the title under the heading "Don Olsen, The Daily News" he is affiliated with Nanaimo Daily News . To make matters worse this is not the first time this man has written letters to the paper: Pro-Pipeline Nanaimo News Bulletin Article . Aside from coming across