Ripple Rock in Seymour Narrows was considered one of the "vilest stretches of water in the world" so on April 5 1958 1270 metric tons of dynamite caused the largest non-nuclear planned explosion on record. Very cool.
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
We were going to attend the Occupy Victoria rally, but decided we would save some time (and gas money!) and attend a local rally. Throughout this whole lead up to the Occupy protests I have heard a lot of negativity, "It's silly to think you guys are going to change anything" "It's dumb and a waste of time" "What is the point?". I am reminded of this lovely quote. Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form. Albert Einstein, quoted in New York Times, March 19, 1940 US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955) The movement is so broad, there isn't one reason for it - there are many reasons, distrust in the world powers, anger about the unnecessary and completely preventable econ
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