BC Blogs

Welcome to BC Blogs

20 Mar 2014, TheTyee.ca

The craft beer movement has spread all over B.C., closely followed by a growing entourage of beer bloggers and reviewers. As spring begins, we offer 15 links to online craft beer news and reviews. You'll also find them in the Food & Drink section. In alphabetical order:

Barley Mowat: Serious reviews and articles. Recent: the science of spoiling beer (or should you empty that bomber at one sitting?).

BC Beer Law: A business lawyer on legal issues facing the craft beer industry.

BC Craft Beer News: Dedicated to the promotion, growth and enjoyment of craft beer and brewing culture in British Columbia.

becks' beer blog: News and reviews.

Beer & Travel Adventures: News about far-flung beer destinations (but don't leave home without a designated driver).

Blog: Victoria Beers: A "local beer museum" showcasing craft brewing in Victoria.

Calvin and Hops: The Beer Blog: Reviews of craft beers here and abroad.

Cannery Brewing: News and brews from Penticton.

Cider Monger: Real Cider Reviews: "I read, learn, tweet, talk, drink and review cider."

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers: News and tips from a flourishing new brewery.

The Hoppy Ending: Your guide for craft beer in Vancouver.

R & B Brewing Co.: Brewing finely made, hand crafted ales and lagers in the heart of East Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek district since 1997.

Thirsty Writer: News and reviews from Joe Wiebe, author of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider's Guide to B.C. Breweries.

This Sandwich, That Beer: A blog about great sandwich and craft beer pairing.

Van East Beer Blog: The politics of craft beer and the craft beer industry.

Want to see your B.C. blog on this list? Any other questions? See the bottom of the page for more information, or click here.



Advocacy BC: Social justice, social service news, information, and knowledge exchange.

Amalgamate Greater Victoria: For those who support amalgamation of some or all municipalities in the Greater Victoria area.

Antigone Magazine: Antigone's blog focuses on women, politics, women in politics and the politics of being a woman.

BC Arts News The latest news from B.C.'s arts, creative and cultural community.

Broughton Island Monitoring Plan: Information on sea lice monitoring, data sharing, research and results.

Car-Free Vancouver: News and tips for being car-free in the Lower Mainland.

Chain the Dogma: Beware of God! Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.

Chris Corrigan: To collaborate, to organize, to find one another and make a difference in our communities, organizations and lives.

Collaborative Journeys: Finding ways to develop and support collaborative action in your organization.

Healing the Workplace: Challenges and opportunities in the contemporary workplace.

Homeless in Abbotsford, BC: Advocating for the homeless, addicted, mentally ill and poor.

Homeless Nation: The Internet's only site by, and for, homeless Canadians.

Hospitals and Privacy: Hospitals violate privacy rights.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition: A drug policy reform blog co-authored by a B.C. police officer.

On the House: Opening doors for homeless youth.

Positive Aquaculture Awareness: to provide accurate inofrmation about B.C. aquaculture and to challenge myths about B.C. salmon farming.

Reeferlogic: Admit it, the drug war is a failure.

Save Our Salmon: Everything depends on the wild salmon.

Spiritually Speaking. A multi-faith community blog with various writers from Victoria and BC. The theme is spirituality and religion.

Voice of Gone Ballistic: Gone ballistic scenarios. Mostly angry. Activist by default.

Wild Salmon Are Sacred: The Get Out Migration.

Authors/Books/Publishers

Arsenalia: A blog about book publishing, maintained by Arsenal Pulp Press.

BC Booklook: Dedicated to continuously promoting the literary culture of British Columbia.

Cascadia's Fault: The coming earthquake and tsunami that could devastate North America.

Claudia Cornwall: News and insights from Claudia Cornwall, author of the recently published At the World’s Edge: Curt Lang’s Vancouver, 1937-1998.

Daniel Francis: Reading the National Narrative: Along with information about my books, I'll be blogging regularly on Canadian history generally and the writing of history in particular.

GreatDismal: William Gibson on Twitter.

...theresa kishkan, writer: Living on the Sechelt Peninsula, I write about the creative process, my garden, the natural world, and travel.

KnowBC: The blog of the Encyclopedia of British Columbia.

Sarah Leavitt dot com: The blog for Sarah Leavitt, writer, editor and cartoonist.

Mimi Power and Magnifico: an author's blog: Book reviews, both adult and children, and notes on my own books and stories.

Mr. Vancouver: Celebrating the life and work of Chuck Davis and the progress of his last book.

Pioneers: Blogging the black pioneers of British Columbia.

Raincoast Books

Recovering Words: Focus on poetry and poets. And also poetry therapy for recovering addicts.

Reviews: What I've been reading for the past 60 years.

So Misguided

Tough City Writer

Virtues of War: Most things sci fi, inspired by a military sci fi novel published in September 2010.

Word Out! The Blog to Build a New Society: We are an activist, solutions-oriented publisher focused on bringing you tools for a world of change.

Business & Economics

Accent Inns: Sharing thoughts on running a B.C. business, community events, and worthy causes.

AL6400 Blog: Making, saving and investing money for business and personal finance.

The Boss of You: Everything a woman needs to know to start, run, and maintain her own business.

Blueprint: Fundraising news and views for nonprofits.

Brett Cairns: Brett blogs on the real estate process in BC and the Comox Valley Real Estate Market.

Canadian's Internet Business: Exploring online business from a Canadian perspective with information, news, resources and more.

CareerByte: Tasty tips to guide your job search in a web 2.0 world.

Comox Valley Real Estate and Life in the Comox Valley.

The Consulting Life: General how and why information for management consultants.

Credit Cards Canada: Canada's resource for credit card news, reviews, and industry viewpoints.

From House to Home with Linda Cunliffe: Essentials for Fraser Valley women on the move.

Giving is Receiving: Celebrating nonprofits and businesses with a strong charitable mandate.

Andrew Hallam: About making the most of your investments, by best-selling personal finance author Andrew Hallam.

Exploring Kamloops: The challenges and opportunities in the contemporary workplace.

Donna Horn: Make things better; businesses more profitable, workplaces more effective, people happier.

HouseHunt Victoria: First-time home buyers wade into the Victoria market.

Kamloops Real Estate Blog

Marine Harvest Canada: Excellence in seafood.

MiniMax Media Blog: Exploring the history, context, influence, and perception of signs in the Victoria area.

Move to Nanaimo: Information about Nanaimo and area.

Paper Trails: Views on management practices and pitfalls, public and private.

Payment Processing with Payfirma: Payment processing, mobile payments and credit card transaction tips, hints and success stories for every business owner.

The Progressive Economics Forum

RobberStoppers Community Info Blog: Sharing crime tips, trends, and info on prevention.

Saul Good Blog: Stories from a sustainable business startup.

SEO Small Business: Scores of search engine optimization lessons and tutorials for small business owners.

Social Media and Small Business Tips: Many useful step by step instructions to assist beginners in seo and social media.

Tang Marketing and Communications: Tips on everything from social media to traditional marketing.

Tinfoiling

Tomorrow's Workplace: Research project and guide for the business workplace that features diversity.

Vancouver Condo Info

Vancouver Real Estate Anecdote Archive: Stories that highlight the personal and social effects of the Vancouver real estate boom and bust.

Vancouver Real Estate Blog

Victoria Real Estate Voice: Stories and articles about real estate in Victoria, BC.

Where We Go From Here: Rocketday's clients and their unique endeavours to imagine and create a diverse, vibrant, healthy and sustainable world.

Whispers from the Village on the Edge of the Rainforest

Yatter Matters: Vancouver real estate, neighbourhoods, and people.

Community/Regional

604 Pulse: Exploring all the things to see and do in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region.

Aim High Salmon Arm: Discussing ideas that matter for Salmon Arm and the Shuswap.

AuthentiCity: The City of Vancouver's archives and holdings.

Bella Coola Blog: Life in the Bella Coola Valley and the Central Coast.

The Busy Catholic blog: The B.C. Catholic newspaper.

The Cedarwood Inn & Suites: Frequently updated blog about Sidney and Saanich Peninsula.

Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook: Concerned citizens trying to educate people about Smart Growth principles and civic issues.

The Cove Man: Life in Secret Cove, heart of the Sunshine Coast.

The Daily Gumboot: We collect ideas from everywhere and use them to build community.

Delta Nats Casual Birding: Results, with photos, of our weekly Monday morning outings. Newcomers welcome; information on blog.

East of Main: Providing an "East of Main" perspective on news, politics, entertainment, food and photography.

Esquimalt Review: An online magazine for Esquimalt's news and events.

Exploring Kamloops: Information about events, living local and everything wonderful about the city.

Exploring Kootenay Lake: The lake, the land, the birds and the history.

Every House Has a Story: The secrets of heritage houses.

Jesse Ferreras: Insights into events and developments in Sea to Sky.

Fraser Valley Pulse: Local businesses and things to do in the Fraser Valley.

Gabriolan: It's about life on Gabriola Island, BC.

Go Nanaimo Blog

The History of Metropolitan Vancouver: Chuck Davis's last great chronicle of the city.

I Live in East Van: Events, food, music, art and anything in between that we deem interesting within the community that is East Vancouver.

Dave Ingram's Natural History Blog: Nature writing and photography--all aspects of natural history from botany to birds.

Inside British Columbia

Island Nature: Places to go on Vancouver Island to discover and experience nature.

Island return it: Vancouver Island community news, recyling news, and general information.

Isle: Images of island life: A photo blog of life on Vancouver Island and the Discovery and Gulf Islands by writer-photographer Michelle Buchanan.

Keep Canada Green: Working to retain natural green areas in the city of Surrey, BC and Canada.

The Kootenay Network: News, classifieds, and dozens of local blogs.

Loose Moorings: Liveaboard life in Victoria Harbour.

MayneNews: Mayne Island community announcements and news.

Metro Vancouver Pulse: Local businesses and things to do in Metro Vancouver.

Mich's West Coast Journal: Stories from Vancouver Island.

Mid Island News: Sights and sounds from Mid Vancouver Island.

Miss 604

MtPleaseAunt - Views of the Hood: Observations about things taking place in the Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood of Vancouver.

My Boots N Me: Travel and photo information on places to visit around Vancouver.

My Maple Ridge: Daily posts on Maple Ridge events and culture, plus reviews and special features.

My Penticton: Photography of people and places.

My Year of Shopping Locally: For one year, starting October 1, I will shop only in New Westminster.

Nanaimo-Info-Blog.com: Your everything Nanaimo website.

New West Anglican Blog: Matters of faith and spirituality, the Anglican Church and well-known Anglicans past and present.

North Coast Review: Tracking developments on the North Coast of BC, with a focus on local politics and the economy of the region.

North Saanich Online: North Saanich news you won't find anywhere else.

Opinion 250: Your news, your views, now.

Pender Island Community Network: The website for people on Pender.

Postcards from Penelope Puddle: Photographic journal and commentary covering White Rock, Surrey, Vancouver and beyond.

Powell River Books Blog

A Powell River Photo Blog: All the things that make Powell River the pearl that it is.

The Ridge Blog: Tumbler Ridge B.C.'s news blog since October 2011.

Savage States: Photoblogging the more visually vigorous and unruly spaces of Vancouver.

ScrimpOrSplurge.ca: Unbiased, insider tips to help you enjoy the best of Victoria, British Columbia, and beyond...for less!

Sointula: Place of harmony.

Sointula Ripple: an all-volunteer online newsletter.

Sooke Community and Real Estate Blog: Community events, information, real estate, and more.

Tenth To The Fraser: About New Westminster, from 10th Ave to the Fraser River.

TimeTravelBC.com: All the best events happening around B.C.

Unknown Victoria: The secret history of B.C.'s capital city.

The V3H.com: The best of Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam.

Vancouver Island Big Trees: Save them before they're gone.

Vancouver Island Reviews: Highlighting local businesses, events, and photos.

Vancouver Latino: News, local events, music and more. Written in Spanish.

The Vancouver Observer

Vancouver Street Blog: Vancouver and our neighbourhoods, with pictures depicting what is happening.

VernonBlog

Victoria Vision

Voice of Gone Ballistic

Wanderin' Weeta (With Waterfowl and Weeds)

wera: West End Residents Association.

White Rock Sun: Serving White Rock and South surrey.

WTF Langford?: Vancouver Island's hottest new celebrity gossip blog!

Yaletown Condo Living: What's currently happening in my neighbourhood, Yaletown/False Creek North.

Education

Moh Chelali: Bilingual blog on education.

Conviviality: Teaching, learning, policy, and tools.

Culture of Yes: The blog of West Vancouver School Superintendent Chris Kennedy.

ReemaFaris.com: Thoughts of a West Vancouver school trustee.

From Curiosity to Knowledge: A guide to recreational learning.

Finnish Education Forum: A place for educators worldwide to share views on Finnish education philosophy and practice. Allied with on Twitter.

The New School for Inspired Work: Inspiration for discovering your inspired work.

On Education: Schools for a civil society.

Personalizing Learning: Practical ideas for teachers and philosophical critique of the PL movement.

The Provocative Pedagogue: Reflections on the past, present and future of education.

SelfDesign: Learner-directed, enthusiasm-based education methodology.

Staffroom Confidential: Commentary on B.C. education policy from Tara Ehrcke, teacher and president of the Greater Victoria Teachers' Association.

Storytime Standouts: Raising children who love to read.

Student Finance 101: Helping you with your student loans.

Teacher Talk: Sharing and learning for better teaching together.

Energy, Climate & Environment

Adopt a small fry, save BC's wild salmon

BC Rainforest: Ecologue: Scientific findings, op-ed pieces and essays about British Columbia.

Bear Matters BC: Bears matter!

Building Bridges: An insider's view of water management in the Okanagan.

Connexions and Contradictions: Environmental and social justice issues.

Desmogblog.com: Clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science.

Ecosmart World

Farmed and Dangerous: Transforming B.C.'s salmon farming industry from destructive net-cage technology to sustainable closed-containment systems.

The Green Pages: B.C.'s environmental information portal.

Greenpeace Canada.ca

GreenPolicyProf: Seeking insights into governance for sustainability.

Hummingbird604.com: Random thoughts of a specialist in environmental issues.

Heather Reid: Stories from an Island: A naturalist's romp around Vancouver Island taking time for the birds, flowers and other sights along the way.

Jude Isabella: Writing about science & the environment by a Tyee contributor.

Keep Canada Clean: Raising awareness and reducing litter in Surrey.

megawatt: British Columbia renewable energy blog.

Mind of Dan: Mainly issues of climate change and climate denialism.

Alexandra Morton: The science and politics of impact of salmon farms - join the conversation.

Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD: Environmental research, teaching & consulting.

project pipeline: Art + information.

Raincoast: To protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia.

Salmon Farm Science: Examining the science behind salmon farming, from a pro-aquaculture perspective.

Salmon Guy: How we relate to wild salmon and to people and places within us and around us.

Salmon Leaks: Highlights from key testimony and exhibits from the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of the Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.

Salmon Warriors.

Say the Names: Stories from the people on the route of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

Solar Home Review: Information for homeowners on residential solar installation.

Species Blog: British Columbia's species at risk and what can be done to protect them.

TheXpress: Canadian citizens are the largest stakeholder group in Canada. I am one member, concerned about wild salmon loss.

This Green House: Building green in British Columbia.

water blogged: The latest ocean news, discoveries, and controversies - brought to you by Living Oceans Society.

Wild Salmon Circle: Join the circle, turn the tide.

Expats

A BCer in Toronto

Closet Canuck: O Canada!

The Hollywood North Report

Letters Home: Ian in Hamburg.

Life in the Deep South of France: Mostly, but not entirely, about cooking, eating, drinking, markets, festivals, exploring and glorying in life in general in this lesser-known part of France.

The Rebel Kind: Writing, politics, travel and music.

San Miguel Gringo: A real-time story unfolds as a couple of aging boomers escape to colonial Mexico from Ladysmith, B.C.

Film & TV

Cinephiliac

The Flick Chick

Reeling Back: The movies as they were, reconsidered for the here and now by veteran film critic Michael Walsh.

Reel Life Wisdom

First Nations

Fieldnotes: First Nations, anthropology, post-secondary teaching.

Haidamanga

Northwest Coast Archaeology: The archaeology of BC and adjacent regions, as well as related topics in BC history, anthropology and museum studies.

Rocking Raven

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Food & Drink

Audrey needs more wooden spoons: Stirring up food, recipes, tips and the inside scoop on cooking classes in Victoria.

Barley Mowat: Serious reviews and articles. Recent: the science of spoiling beer (or should you empty that bomber at one sitting?).

BC Beer Law: A business lawyer on legal issues facing the craft beer industry.

Beer & Travel Adventures: News about far-flung beer destinations (but don't leave home without a designated driver).

Beer Me BC.com: British Columbia craft beer news, events, and reviews.

Bon Vivant on Vancouver Island: Food, wine, and some lifestyle, focused on Vancouver Island.

BC Beer Blog: The who, what where, when, why, and how of BC craft beer.

BC Craft Beer News: Dedicated to the promotion, growth and enjoyment of craft beer and brewing culture in British Columbia.

becks' beer blog: News and reviews.

Breakfast in Vancouver: A weekly breakfast adventure to Vancouver's restaurants.

Calvin and Hops: The Beer Blog: Reviews of craft beers here and abroad.

Blog: Victoria Beers: A "local beer museum" showcasing craft brewing in Victoria.

Cannery Brewing: News and brews from Penticton.

Chow Times: Suanne and Ben's Food and Travel Adventures from Vancouver, BC

Cider Monger: Real Cider Reviews: "I read, learn, tweet, talk, drink and review cider."

The Culinary Adventures of a Greedy Guts: Follow the culinary adventures of Greedy Guts as she eats her way through Vancouver and her own kitchen experiments.

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers: News and tips from a flourishing new brewery.

Diary of a Crazed Cook: A fully-loaded food blog filled with step-by-step recipes, 8000+ links – all served up with a side order of merriment!

EatDrinkVictoria: Free local dining guide for Victoria B.C. Includes reviews, ratings, menu recommendations, photos, videos and more!

Everybody Likes Sandwiches.

Feast: An edible road trip: Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller, two Vancouver based food writers, depart on a 4 month cross-Canada adventure to explore stories of Canadian food culture.

The Flirty Foodie: The best of Vancouver Island and the world.

Food Beyond Hope: Personal reviews and opinions of restaurants in BC outside the GVA and Fraser Valley.

Fresh Savings: Grocery coupons and smart savings for the savvy Canadian shopper.

Go Haggis!: Food and travel.

Good Food

Grocery Alerts: Grocery deals, product reviews, and printable coupons to help British Columbians save money.

Hella Delicious: Local food, global flavour. Food for health, peace, roots and community.

History of Drinking Establishments of British Columbia: A history of the hotels, beer parlours, road houses and pubs of British Columbia from 1851 to 2010.

Ho Yummy

The Hoppy Ending: Your guide for craft beer in Vancouver.

iambic cafe: The poetry of food, with side helpings of urban agriculture, food justice and agro-environmental issues.

Korena in the Kitchen: Cooking, baking, and eating in Victoria, B.C.

Largely the Truth: Because life's too short to pay for boring food.

Lemon Savory: Focus on healthy eating, with some desserts thrown in.

Let Them Eat Cake! {and ice cream}: A blog about desserts, baking, candy, and life.

Life in the Lower Mainland: Personal blog of a foodie in the Lower Mainland -- mostly restaurant reviews.

Lip Smacking: A Vancouver Island-based food blog written by a professional chef and cooking instructor.

The Little Piggy: Food, wine and dining resources and commentary in Victoria, B.C.

Love of eating: Culinary adventures in a region that seems to be a culinary wasteland.

My Blog of Cheese: My gastronomic journey into from age -- one day at a time -- one cheese at a time.

Nancyland, Vancouver Foodie Fun

Noshwell: Where to eat in Raincity Vancouver

Not Crocker: Adorably styled food blog by Yukon-born and -raised Vancouverite.

Please Pass the Ketchup: Sharing recipes that I love with everything from indulgent treats to healthy eats.

Purple Kale: Food and other things I like.

R & B Brewing Co.: Brewing finely made, hand crafted ales and lagers in the heart of East Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek district since 1997.

Savvy and Succulent Food Blog: Easy recipes with pictures, food safety & sustainability, growing food in small spaces, health & wellbeing as well as ancient foods & herbs.

Sweet on Veg.com: Delicious discoveries and magical inspirations.

Tasting Room Confidential: Mari Kane's Vancouver wine blog.

Thibeault's Table: A Vancouver Island, Cowichan Valley food/cooking blog where I share my love of cooking and recipes.

Thirsty Writer: News and reviews from Joe Wiebe, author of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider's Guide to B.C. Breweries.

This Sandwich, That Beer: A blog about great sandwich and craft beer pairing.

Tiny Bites: A food blog that explores all things edible and imbibable in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Trompe Chomp: Food oddities and delights, finding comedy in the everyday act of food.

Urban Diner

Urban Vintner On-premise craft beer and wine making.

Van East Beer Blog: The politics of craft beer and the craft beer industry.

Vancouver Slop

Victoria's Food Secrets: Foodie adventure in Vancouver, B.C. Mainly restaurant reviews, but also an occasional recipe.

The Well-Tempered Chocolatier: Combine in one bowl: one part food science, one part chocolate, and lots of delicious. Read daily.

What I Made for Dinner: Reader-contributed tales and recipes from cooking experiments gone (mostly) right.

Wine Barbarian: Bill Tieleman on good, quaffable wine at reasonable prices. Also restaurant reviews.

Wine Encounters of the BC Kind: The best wines are the ones you really like! Discover some worthy choices to enjoy right here.

Your Restaurant Sucks: Documenting Victoria's worst restaurants, but also revealing some of the city's gastronomical gems.

Francophone

ApollineR: Coups de coeur d'une curieuse éclectique.

Gardening & Farming

A Green Hearth: Two families. One piece of land. Building home.

B.C. Salmon Farmers Association Hot Topics: Great people. Great salmon.

The Farmer's Stand: Thoughts on farming in the Gulf Islands and beyond.

A Green Hearth: Two families on one piece of land, this sustainable living blog explores building a home, a farm, and a community one seed at a time.

Hortophile - My New Garden: The development of my new garden with an emphasis on growing food and urban chickens.

Howling Duck Ranch: A city gal learns to grow, gather, raise, fish, and hunt for and preserve food while extracting herself from ‘The System.’

Just Another Weedpatch: Transforming an old hay field into a productive organic agroforestry demonstration site.

Stellar Seeds: News about our organic farm and seed company. We are a young couple farming in the West Kootenays and blog about the crops and seeds we grow, and the animals we raise.

Sweet Rock Farm: Thoughts and photos about small farming in the Gulf Islands.

UBC Farm Blog

Gender & Sexual Issues

Queer History Project

Up your alley: Vancouver's official LGBT blog covering news, events, entertainment and pop culture.

Wet Coast Women: A blogging community for West Coast women.

Graphic Arts, Photography & Design

Akimbo

Alpenglowpro: A visual / mental exploration and discovery of places less traveled or noticed in B.C. and western Canada.

Bijou Living: An idiosyncratic mix of fashion, interiors, design and culture.

Country Mouse Studio: The home of artist Carole Barkett, wildlife artist .

designKULTUR: Design, culture + environment.

Dreampepper

Dani Duck: Artist Obscure: Aspiring picture book Illustrator and Writer. Blogging about my life, Author/Illustrator blog reviews. Sharing original art, poetry and stories.

Existential Existence: A Photoblog of Michael Rawluk's Journey through Life.

CJ Gordon Photography: Photoblog of Penticton area and people.

Hung, Drawn and Cultured: Ian Hampton's daily cartoons/drawings/portraits on themes cultural, comical, current and political.

SD Jackson Digital Studio: An exploration of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

S.D. Jackson Photography: Photos from my journeys around the Pacific Northwest.

Mosses from an old manse: A blog from Nanaimo.

Marja-Leena Rathje

Meandering in Lotus Land: Photos of the mundane and the marginally interesting in Vancouver, B.C.

Sitt: A design blog that is filled with simple and affordable tips for improving your home.

Splinter in Your Eye: The motif is largely Vancouver, B.C. in transition.

Vancouverish: Capturing the life of Vancouver and B.C. through photographs.

Vancouver Versus Vancouver: A city divided by photos.

Nathan Veldhoen: Art, design, training , photography, and building.

Victoria Daily Photo

Vintage Air Photos of British Columbia: Vancouver as it once was, seen from the air.

Janice Wong Studio

ZenDotStudio

Health & Medical

But I liked smoking...: Support for quitters, debunking the joys of smoking, info and humour.

CarinCaron's Counselling Blog: Caron Smith discussing counselling: topics include anxiety, relationships, LGBT, communication, mindfulness, stress, and relaxation.

Diversified Health Clinic: Victoria-based health clinic, updated once or twice a week with health tips.

H5N1: News and resources about public health and infectious diseases: flu, dengue, TB, malaria, cholera.

Health Connection: Bringing diversity to the conversation on health.

Heart Sisters: All about women and heart disease -- our #1 killer.

Mercy Ships Canada Blog: Everything you need to know about what Mercy Ships does both in Canada and more importantly, in Africa.

Mothering Touch: We offer advice for expectant mothers and new parents in Victoria and the region.

Need2: Suicide prevention, education, & support.

Quips and Tips for Couples Coping With Infertility: Infertility is ugly, but doesn't have to kill our spirits or wreck our dreams.

SportMedBC Blog: Promoting sport health on the strength of the best people, best practices and best programs.

Wildlives: Natural health for a processed world.

Law

Aviation Law Blog: Recent developments in Canadian aviation law and other topics of interest to the aviation industry.

Dinning Hunter: Law blog in Victoria, B.C.

Juricana: Looks at some of the draconic legislation that has been passed by the B.C. Liberal government.

Precedent

Rule of Law

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

West Coast Environmental Law: Commentary and discussion on emerging environmental law issues that affect British Columbia.

Lifestyle, Fashion & Recreation

100 Days -- Make it Count! Dedicated to eating healthy, and losing weight naturally by abandoning packaged food and eating like a normal weight person.

The Active Life: Fitness and nutrition tips from a Vancouver-based strength and wellness coach.

All Natural Pet Care: Natural & holistic pet care information, news, recipes, animal welfare, and business. All pets, from fish to farm.

As Is Where Is: Two Vancouver-based artists renovate a 1940s house in a small coastal town on the cheap.

Birch + Bird: We are Lily + Rachel, friends, moms, wives and vintage junkies searching for treasures for our homes and yours as well.

Blended Fabric Quilts/Good Earth Quilting: Reusing clothing in all sorts of projects is good for the environment.

Carpe Diem Acreage: A family of four trying to improve our lifestyle by living a more simple life.

Celebrate Your Pet!

Choose Your Own Adventure: Reader-contributed stories of change and transformation that result when life is lived as a daily adventure.

Cold Water Diver: Original scuba diving articles and photographs.

The Conveyor Belt

Every Little Thing: Home decor and design, especially upcycled home furnishings and sustainable living.

flourpower: Things I make and do.

GranPaparazzi: Documenting senior fashion and paying homage to our elders.

Ion Magazine: A Vancouver art, fashion, music and culture magazine.

The Mighty Fit Grasshopper: The truth about dietary supplements and natural health products.

Miss Cathie: Lifestyle, fashion and travel/adventure blog, with interviews of Canadian personalities/celebrities.

Miss Woolly Knits

Ms Exile in Paradise: My philosophy of creativity.

Nesting: The journal: All things home and garden.

Not Buying Anything: Learning to live better with less.

Pin-up Glam to Groovy Kitsch: About vintage and indie fashion from the gorgeous to the downright weird.

Rosey Tee: The digressive business & lifestyle journey of a 20something Scottish girl living on Vancouver Island.

Sea to My Heart: Home decor, giving facelifts to free/low-cost items found at garage sales and thrift shops.

Self, Improved: Strategies for self-improvement with equal doses of humour, humility and wit.

Spa Girl: Relax, rejuvenate, and restore.

Stimuli Magazine: Lifestyle magazine for women: Great finds in fashion, beauty, health, home decor, and more.

Style Lounge: Home decor tips and the latest style finds and fast fixes to spruce up your pad.

this time ~ this space: Personal development, growth and relationships blog.

Urban Yarns: The knitters' blog.

The Vancouverista

Waterborne - A Live-Aboard Blog

Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver Blog: Self-defence and confidence; changing lives, one punch at a time.

Kemila Zsange Hypnotherapy & Counselling: A Vancouver Hypnotherapist observes and explores human conditions and belief mechanism and writes everything about our universe within.

Marketing

Green Briefs: A review of green issues, products, messaging and spin in the growing field of sustainability marketing.

The Ethical Nag: Marketing medical ethics for the easily swayed.

Industrial Brand

Internet Marketing Tips: Internet marketing firm Collabo shares tips for small business owners.

Lovely Package: The leading source for the very best that package design has to offer.

Lovely Stationery: Curating the very best stationery design.

Metablogging

Blogs Canada

B.C. Bloggers: Blog aggregator and directory for British Columbians.

Northern Voice 2008

Northern Voice 2009

Northern Voice 2010

The Vancouver Blogger Meetup Group

Miscellanea

Canada Genealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt': Canadian Genealogy & Women's History: Current Ideas, Information & Projects.

Tom Hawthorn's Blog: Human-interest columns and obituaries by a Victoria-based freelancer.

Life as a Human: The weird, wonderful, challenging, funny and poignant experience of being human.

Margonaut.com

Oplopanax Horridus: A veteran Search and Rescue volunteer's experiences in British Columbia. Tech, safety, software, mapping, accidents, rescues, sadness and joy.

The Phantom Self: A case for conceptual reform.

Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals: Where inspirational quotations meet practical life tips, and live happily ever after.

Relevant Woodworking: Woodworking as it pertains to art and manufacturing.

Your Legacy Smile: Legacy isn't all about money, or being famous, or being dead. It's about being happier. Find out how.

Multicultural

Best Chinese Culture Show in Vancouver

Chinese in Vancouver

GungHaggisFatChoy: Asian Canadian adventures in intercultural Vancouver.

The Ugly Chinese Canadian: Chinese flavoured Canadians, round eye apologists, unsung heroes, and happenings around town, eh.

Neighbours

Climbing out of the Dark into the conservative light (Alberta): An attempt to raise issues that impact families, or ones that just plain bug me!

The Daily Score (Washington State): Northwest news that matters.

daveberta.ca (Alberta)

Dennis Mansfield.com (Idaho): Progressive Conservatives: Creating "less bark, more wag" in all of us.

A Family Runs Through It (Washington State): A stay-at-home dad writes about parenting, homeschooling, and family life.

43rd State Blues (Idaho): Blue-shifting the Gem State, one blog entry at a time.

Horsesass.org (Washington State): Politics as (un)usual.

Left in the West (Montana): Views from Dry Land Democrats.

Media Relations in Canada (Alberta)

The Mudflats: Tiptoeing through the muck of Alaskan politics.

Nick's Café Canadien (Alberta): Of all the gin joints in all the sites on all the web...

NW Republican (Washington State): Where Republicans in the Pacific NW can come to share ideas.

John Prince (Crowsnest Pass) Blog (Alberta): "To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself."

Washblog: Reality-based discourse on Washington State.

Werner Patels - A Dose of Common Sense (Alberta): An opinion on everything.

Performing Arts

The Bonus Track: All things music-related, including classic albums, new releases, and local concerts.

Broken Leg Reviews: Reviews stage performances in the Greater Vancouver area.

Gypsy Rumor: The Vancouver Flamenco scene.

Jou Tou and Silk Road Music: About two of Vancouver's best world-music groups.

Music That Resonates: A music discovery blog curated by a taste filter born in the '80s.

Plank Magazine: Spanking the ass of culture.

UnNomdeGuerre Media: Vancouver-based Canadian music, film and fashion blog.

Victoria Conservatory of Music: Rhythm & News: School news, concert info, contests and all manners of musical content.

Year of the Rat: Victoria, BC rock band Year of the Rat maintains this blog about their band, but more generally about life in an indie rock band. Also, music reviews abound.

Personal Blogs

Anodyne: Working diary of a Vancouver-based bookseller, art critic, contrarian investor, occasional mountaineer, and irregular photographer.

ApollineR: Favourites of a curious eclectic.

Beautifulserenade: A student, entrepreneur, passionate about life! Read about my fashion inspirations, travel diaries and life's adventures here.

Being Mrs. Miles: And loving every minute of it!

Shawn Bird: Teacher and author.

Dan With a Twist: Local lawyer, writer and actor Danielle Lemon (aka Danwithatwist) writes about local food, businesses and political issues from her perch in the newly gentrified section of the Downtown East Side.

Delicious Juice Dot Com Unapologetically inappropriate content since 2001.

Mike DeWolfe: Local politics, goals, technology and weight loss -- stuff that gets my attention.

Doug's Delightful Domicile: A portal to food, humour, art, politics and more.

Doug's Dynamic Drivel: Examining the detritus of modern society.

Earthabridge: Immersed in the literary and visual arts.

Elaine's Art and Life Blog

Elaborately mundane message: Traditional photography, fragmented poetry; mindless ramblings and reviews of comics, with the occasional original work of art.

Everyone wants to be a Roste: Try to keep up.

Fly & Nest: An account of my arts and crafting foray.

From the Sidelines: Just my view from the sidelines in many aspects of life.

Grevelingblog: News, views, religion, and 1/25 scale modelling.

Monica Hamburg - Your Dose of Lunacy

A Home Revised: Our journey through a 1912 home renovation.

Hotspring Lodge: Events and musings from an historic off the grid rural property.

HUnter 4086: Death, writing, fungus, doom, and trying to hang on to our disappearing analog past.

John Speaks: A place of poetry, activism, religion, politics, humor and the occasional shanty.

Katie Hyslop: One young journalist's foray into social justice reporting in B.C.

The Idler: Short letters on anything and everything written to the Reader in an old style.

If By Yes: The musings of an introverted bookworm dog trainer turned mother.

I'm a Sonic Boomer: Musings of a 60 plus boomer who realizes that our views and idea are important to building a just society.

I Hath: From the land of Arabian nights comes a storyteller of a different kind.

Illahie

The Imperceptible Immigrant: Coming to Victoria from the UK, hopefully by 2014.

Ji Won: News about Ji Won Park and her family.

John Speaks: A place of poetry, activism, religion, politics, humor and the occasional shanty.

The Kootenay Ranger: A mixture of Zane Grey and John Henry Newman.

Learning To news: Hoping to learn about living, writer and meditation teacher Neil McKinlay explores the intersection of everyday life and human spirituality.

Lost Ironies: A mental health recovery narrative, consisting of humour and prose, written by a Vancouver person with bipolar disorder.

The Many Misadventures of Madam Cass: Documenting my move from Alberta to B.C.

Maple Leaf Rag: Stuff that matters in Vancouver: sporting, cultural, political.

Me, and my imaginary friend: No small talk here! No chit chat, no time-filling, soul-wasting blather. Smilies are good.

michellebuchanan.ca changing focus: Commentary, lifestyle, news, and more.

Mickleblog is the new venue for Rod Mickleburgh, veteran labour reporter and now a "recovering B.C. journalist."

Mirabilis.ca: An eclectic assortment of stuff: food, archaeology, fun, books, history, geekery, etc.

My Park Life: Looking for a place to happen.

Nicky's Space: Living in Steveston BC with a camera in my hand and words in my head.

No Nails in My Coffin: An imported furnituremaker's bench-eye view of Canadian and BC culture, life and politics.

No Right Angle: The blog of John Maclachlan Gray.

No Strings Attached: Laila Yuile on politics and life in BC.

Observations of a Student: Adrian Corscadden: Science, technology, atheism, humour.

Out on the Big Limb: One of those blogs that go all over the place.

Penelope Puddlisms: BC Life is a Whale of a Ride. Perspectives from above and beneath my umbrella. In Personal Blogs.

Port Coquitlam Odysseus: Port Coquitlam, Classics, Culture, and the Confessions of a Returned Expat.

Raincoaster

Ramesh Ranjan: Straight talk on sports, politics, and more.

Relics and Tales: True adventure stories.

Saige Wisdom: Lessons learned from life, love, and my little ones.

Saltwater & Rain: A visual and literary archive(ing) of the Pacific Northwest.

The Show So Far: Culture, landscape, and plant propagation paragraph

Slushpile

This is a Ridiculous Blog: Sharings from the central nervous system.

Travis Smith Unvarnished

strocel.com: Parenting, life with kids, maternity leave, and finding balance as a mom.

This Pilgrim's Progress: A journal of my Christian walk since moving to and living in B.C.

Tunicate

Patrick Vaillancourt Online: My personal blog with insights and perspective ranging from politics to social media to writing. No subject is off limits. Based in New Westminster, British Columbia.

Welcome to my family blog on the DOT: About an ordinary family with a real lifestyle.

West Coast Mama:A mom & wife blogs about parenting, travel, food, and building her dream home in B.C.

Piper Winston: Vancouver life through the eyes of a 20 something. Art, photography, music, recipes and DIY crafting projects/household tips.

The Write Mama: Based in the Tri-Cities, The Write Mama blogs on local issues, infertility, motherhood, Metro Vancouver events, reviews & giveaways.

Yam Bird: What small things can sometimes tell about a bigger story.

Political Commentary

2010 Gold Rush: News and views on Vancouver 2010 (and beyond) from Bob Mackin.

All About Work: News and views on work and organizations from Dr. Fiona McQuarrie of the University of the Fraser Valley.

BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all...

BC Election 2013: BC political analysis leading to the May 14, 2013 election.

BC Iconoclast: My iconoclastic look at all manner of politics.

B.C. Policy Perspectives: The web log of Mark Crawford, a political scientist and writer who is currently an assistant professor at Athabasca University.

BC Politica: Keep your government honest, ask the questions, demand the answers, force the truth.

Bridging the Income Gap: Why inequality is hazardous to your health.

Bob Broughton's Blog: British Columbia, Canada, and US politics.

Michael Byers on Politics: Let's define our "Intent for a Nation."

Caterwauls

CityCaucus.com: Civic issues for urban minds.

A Closer Look

The Commentary

Community of Interest: From the Vancouver Sun.

Cowichan Conversations: A centre-left political blog focusing on B.C. and the Cowichan Valley.

Creekside

Currents: Vancouver blogger Jonathan Narvey writes about current affairs, politics, media trends and life on Canada's west coast.

CoffeeCrew Blog: Issues that frustrate Canadians.

D'Arcy McGee: Canadian and British Columbia politics.

CPS-Vancouver: As a 91-year old-social activist I present my view and/or informational copies on national and international news.

The Disaffected Lib

Dope City Free Press

Doris's Blog: Explorations in Blogland.

Feminist Christian Socialist: The name says it all.

The Gazetteer

Terry Glavin: Chronicles & Dissent.

Harper Valley

The Hook

House of Infamy

How Bad is the Record?: Holding the government's feet to the fire.

An Insurrection of One: Political rants and (sometimes) raves from the Comox Valley.

Jaded Ram: Ex-Liberal insider James Plett has highly informed insights into the state of the body politic.

Jpolsblog: Jason Morris, a political scientist at UNBC, teaches and writes on B.C. and Canadian politics.

Just Right: Classical liberal with a conservative bent.

Keeping It Real (Harvey Oberfeld)

Langley Politics Dotcom: Langley's longest-running and most popular Town Hall forum.

The Left Coast

The Legislature Raids

Let Freedom Rain: Progressive politics and culture.

Local Government 2.0: Let's bring people back into our local democracies.

ManifestDestinyCanada: How the economic and political ambitions of the United States will change the essential character of Canada.

Maple Leaf Rag: For what matters in Vancouver.

Moving to Vancouver

The Mud Report: Some of the important issues of our times from a ground up perspective.

Norman’s Spectator (Norman Spector)

No Strings Attached: Laila Yuile on politics and life in B.C.: "The truth has no agenda."

Northern Insights: Random thoughts on politics, people and public affairs from a lifelong resident of Canada's west coast.

North Vancouver Politics

Oldtown News: My look at the issues of our Oldtown neighborhood and other political news.

The Ryan Painter Show. Bold political commentary with a progressive agenda.

Paying Attention (Paul Willcocks)

Garrett Petersen's Blog: Observations on Economics and Society.

Policy Note: A progressive take on BC issues.

Politics Respun: De-spinning the political, and re-spinning it for social, political, and environmental justice.

Public Eye Online (Sean Holman)

Rafe Mair Online: Canada's best-known political commentator.

Red Tory

Right Perspective: A political commentary, with the right perspectives.

Scary Fundamentalist: Political and social commentary from a SoCon perspective.

Secrets of Vancouver: Where being conservative means you'll need to keep it a secret.

Song of the Watermelon: A blog of politics, literature, and Oxford commas.

Kennedy Stewart

State of Vancouver (Frances Bula)

The Straight Goods: Political punditry, a little humour, opinion, and some hard-hitting stories.

Strategic Thoughts (David Schreck)

Bill Tieleman

Alex G. Tsakumis: Rebel with a clause.

Unambiguously Ambidextrous: Independent thinking since 1974 (and 1947)

Unionman: Trials and tribulations of a union rep and a whole lot more.

Camila Vallejo in English: Tracking Chile's political phenomenon.

Velocity: A multi-author blog where Millennials take charge and prove the experts wrong.

The Well Intentioned Loudmouth: Arjun Singh - interested in people, politics, and the Internet in Kamloops, BC Canada.

Wheat from the Chaff: Politics, the economy, the media, and political philosophy.

Gordon F. D. Wilson's Blog: By the former Liberal Party leader and NDP cabinet minister.

Rob Wipond

Politicians

Alex Atamanenko: NDP MP (BC Southern Interior)

Donna Barnett: Liberal MLA (Cariboo-Chilcotin)

Raj Chouhan: NDP MLA (Burnaby-Edmonds)

Coleman Country: Keep track of what Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman is doing, at home and in Victoria.

Kathy Corrigan: NDP MLA (Burnaby-Deer Lake)

Don Davies: NDP MP (Vancouver Kingsway)

Libby Davies: NDP MP (Vancouver East)

Mike de Jong: Liberal MLA (Abbotsford West)

Adrian Dix: NDP MLA (Vancouver-Kingsway) and leader of the New Democratic Party.

John Duncan: Conservative MP (Vancouver Island North)

Hedy Fry: Liberal MP (Vancouver Centre)

Cairine Green: Councillor for North Saanich.

Nina Grewal: Conservative MP (Fleetwood-Port Kells)

Russ Hiebert: Conservative MP (South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale)

Vicki Huntington: Independent MLA (Delta South)

Peter Julian: NDP MP (Burnaby-New Westminster)

Maurine Karagianis: NDP MLA (Esquimalt-Royal Roads)

Richard T. Lee: Liberal MLA (Burnaby North)

Norm Macdonald: NDP MLA (Columbia River-Revelstoke)

James Moore: Conservative MP (Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam)

Joyce Murray: Liberal MP (Vancouver Quadra)

Denise Savoie: NDP MP (Victoria)

Andrew Saxton: Conservative MP (North Vancouver)

Chuck Strahl: Conservative MP (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon)

Alice Wong: Conservative MP (Richmond)

Sports & Fitness

Benched: A final farewell to Canada's athletes and sports characters by Tom Hawthorn.

canucks & beyond: odds & ends from the nhl.

The Fifth Quarter (Lowell Ulrich)

Har Journalist's Sports Blog: a local writer (and die-hard Canucks fan) on all kinds of sports from all over.

Nucks Misconduct

Raw Meat Vancouver: For women who want to learn roller skating and roller derby skills, and have fun.

Roar of One: A B.C. view of the world of sports.

Running Overdose: Two young women with a running problem, looking for a more balanced lifestyle. Suggest a non-running challenge for us!

Taking Note with Gregg Drinan

Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog

Vancouver Sports News and Events

Technology & Media

Darren Barefoot

BlueFur Blog: From gadgets to marketing to programming, we have the right mix for you.

Cyberbuzz: The convergence of new and old media.

Doctor Arkanoid - Revelations from the Inner Sanctum! Making sense of video games.

Ephemera

Fade to Play

Geeks & Global Justice

Gravit-E Blog: Insights on business automation.

Intuitech - NGOs & Tech: How best to use this stuff and other thoughts.

J-Source Town Hall

Tod Maffin

The Media Interview

The Media Nook

hans peter meyer. Social media, technology, change.

Mezzoblue

newsonaut: Apps and resources for news junkies and journalists.

Peter's Useful Crap

Question Everything: A tech startup devoted to peace, freedom and fun.

Screaming White Hot Electric Guitars

Shanesworld

Sparkplug 9: Technology, social media, and local search.

Roland Tanglao’s Weblog

Those DeWolfes Creative: We're Victoria-based developers and trainers who talk tech and the impact on people's lives.

Hugh Trenchard

The Wired Reporter: Issues facing today's digital journalists. Blog sponsored by SFU's New Media Journalism Program.

Writing for the Web

Transportation

The Buzzer Blog: The web companion to the TransLink Buzzer newsletter.

Cycle Write Blog: Jean Chong's personal blog on cycling.

The Livable Blog: Making our communities better places to live and grow.

Rail for the Valley: The Fraser Valley needs rail service NOW!

Stephen Rees’s blog: Thoughts about the relationships between transport and the urban area it serves.

Third Wave Cycling Blog: Cycling for transportation, community sustainability, and lifestyle.

West Coast Ferries Forum: A "community blog" forum about BC Ferries issues, news, photos, history, controversies, etc.

Travel & Global Culture

Asia Pacific Memo: Accessible scholarly knowledge about contemporary Asia.

Brave New Traveler

Cascadia Kids: Family-friendly travel in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.

Expat Travels: From Switzerland to Canada

Leavetown Blog:Articles on travel, skiing, activities and local escapes.

My Heart Was Made to Travel. The places I have visited and would love to visit, and some inspiration thrown into the mix.

Nakwakto Rapids Tours: Eco tourism blog based in Port Hardy.

the travelling mom: A modern mom's guide to travel sanity with your family.

Why India? Vignettes swept out from under the carpet.

Video Blogs & Podcasts

Conversations with Courage: A blog-based audio podcast on aspects of courage. The people I interview face their fears head-on.

Hockey Northwest

The Radio Ecoshock Show

SSFaudio

Written Arts

Ask the English Teacher: Questions and answers about English usage.

Building Rapport

The Chimera: Vancouver former television writer tangles with world of epublishing, and arm-wrestles creative muses.

Glossolalia Flash Fiction: An online flash fiction journal.

Literary Photographer

The Love Story Project: Memoir, memory, family mythology and love stories, by writer Mandy Len.

Periodically.org: Vague attempts at humour and alarmingly incoherent fiction.

Plain Language in Plain English: Updates and opinions from international contributors to the book Plain Language in Plain English.

Poetic Edits: Interviews with B.C. and Canadian poets about their craft.

Quips and Tips for Successful Writers: Where writing quotations meet practical writing advice. And live happily ever after.

Slim Volumes: Poetry by Phil Rees.

Spread It Like a Roll of Nickels

Tea Leaves and Dog Ears: Long-steeped book snark.

What I'm Reading

Write a Novel: An online guide for fiction writers.

Writers' Choice Reviews: Free monthly book review newsletter.

Writing Fiction: Discussion on writing and publishing novels and short fiction.


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