January 1, 2006 |
WHICH ports treat cruise passengers best? For one opinion, turn to the "Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2006," which this year rates homeland ports. In North America, Vancouver, Canada, scored highest, Miami lowest. The ratings are based on user friendliness and luggage handling. The ports were inspected from January 2003 to July 2005 by author Douglas Ward and his staff.
July 3, 2003 |
In a surprisingly tight election, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded Vancouver, Canada, the 2010 Winter Games. Vancouver, long the front-runner, defeated Pyeongchang, South Korea, in the second round of balloting, 56 votes to 53. Salzburg, Austria, was eliminated in the first round.
July 2, 2003 |
A rumpled Wayne Gretzky, Southern California family man, part owner of a professional hockey team in Phoenix, appeared Tuesday in front of a fawning group of Canadian reporters, it being Canada Day, proclaiming himself a proud Canadian and avid booster of Vancouver's bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
June 30, 2003 |
In the live-from-New York special he filmed last year for HBO, comedian Robin Williams launched into an extended riff about Canada and the Winter Olympics and made it sound as if there's no there there up beyond the United States. Canada, he said, "is like a loft apartment over a really great party."
September 26, 2002 |
Fifteen small theater companies are joining forces to offer subscription passes good for seven admissions to productions by any of the participating companies. The project is called Play7. For $77, each subscriber will receive seven admissions, valid for 380 days from the date of purchase. The tickets can be used in configurations ranging from solo admissions at seven different plays to seven admissions to the same performance of the same play.
October 15, 2000
Some friends and I went salmon fishing off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, around the Queen Charlotte Islands. You're in the ocean, but it doesn't feel like it because there's no heavy surf. There are beautiful fiords, bald eagles in the sky, dolphins in the water and orca whales going all around. The whales come right up to the boat. It's a real place for a naturalist. At night we tied up in small coves and slept on the boat.
December 10, 1997 |
The Canadian cities of Vancouver and Toronto, and Auckland, New Zealand, have the highest quality of life for major world cities, according to a business survey. Cities at the bottom of the survey's rankings for quality of life were Brazzaville, Congo; Baghdad; and the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.
October 17, 1997 |
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, the two FBI agents tracking down UFOs, vampires, monsters and other unexplained phenomena on "The X-Files," have finally met their match. They are cruising down the Venice Beach boardwalk, encountering all kinds of human creatures, including tattooed street performers, roller-blading hard bodies and teens with purple hair. Later, they are mystified by the origin of the endless rows of palm trees in Beverly Hills.
June 16, 1994 |
Not a single arrest occurred in New York as fans celebrated the Rangers' victory over the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals. It was a different story in Vancouver, where rioting and looting left an estimated 200 people injured and more than 50 under arrest. Police said at least 21 face criminal charges. The most seriously injured was a 19-year-old who police earmarked as a ringleader of a group that started the trouble. Police fired a plastic bullet at the man, aiming for his chest.
March 27, 1993 |
Demonstrators, hoteliers, tourism promoters, even visiting American patriots--anyone in this coastal city with something to gain from the upcoming U.S.-Russia summit--are holding their breath, hoping that Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin's Moscow troubles will not force a cancellation of the event, scheduled for next weekend. "It's going to be nip and tuck for (Yeltsin)," said Michael Lambert, general manager of the swanky downtown Hotel Vancouver.