Monday, May 13, 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024

To reduce traffic through Stanley Park and onto the Lions Gate Bridge ....

.... let's revert back to the first proposal.  Foot Passengers and Cyclists only

 and follow the links, to Vancouver Archives

 keep to the left at their Archives


 Browse as list

this is interesting .... maps


Item : MAP 12 - Plan of proposed dam, locks and wharves. Second Narrows, Burrard Inlet

and one other search   



Granville Island 1954


 City of Vancouver showing 1440 results



Thursday, April 25, 2024

Dr. Dixon's sense of humour is .....

 ....  cutting!

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Sunday, April 7, 2024

The White Noise Project: Having trouble, difficulty, sleeping? ..... heads up Adrian Dix and look to ..

 USA Veteran Affairs.  

With 43,000,000 veterans to assist, and in many different forums, here's a source to help with sleeping:

 Poor sleep and insomnia in hospitalized adults

Dennis Auckley, MD
Section Editor:
Ruth Benca, MD, PhD
Deputy Editor:
April F Eichler, MD, MPH
Literature review current through: Mar 2024.
This topic last updated: May 22, 2023.

The problem
We wanted to increase sleep and decrease anxiety in the hospital setting with a holistic approach. We wanted a solution that could be used in any hospital or patient-adjacent setting, was non-pharmacological, inclusive, and safe for patients of various ages and diagnoses. We were also noticing many veterans reporting they use white noise at home either passively (ceiling fans, A/C units, etc.), or actively via their phones or home devices.

Hospitalized patients experience fragmented and poor quality sleep and are at risk for marked circadian rhythm disturbances. These changes become more pronounced with worsening severity of illness as well as in the immediate postoperative period. In some cases, sleep impairments persist well beyond the acute illness [3-6].

Poor sleep quality — Patients regularly report poor quality sleep during hospitalization across a range of inpatient settings [7-10]. Impaired sleep quality has been cited by patients as one of the main stressors during hospital admission [11,12] ...............................

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

1928 Map of Vancouver and surrounding municipalities

 Wide map original, too wide for here     Check out the 'Link' image







*NB 1  Henry John Cambie, chief surveyor of the Canadian Pacific Railway's western division

*NB 2 Where east Robson in Downtown Vancouver  meets the Connaught Bridge at (Cambie) it continues on past City Hall on .... Robson

these images should help


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Two Sides to North Vancouver's Eldon Park small playground, one safe, one needs a fence

"This small playground is located near Capilano Highlands, in Eldon Park, in a quiet residential area.  It is best for small children: it has a climbing dome, and a toddler sized play structure with sliding and climbing options.  There are two swings - one baby and one regular - at the playground, and another pair of the same on the other side of the sports field look for the red poles." 

North West

Summer water only




Red Pole swings
 are used

year round


Where's the Wood Chips?  


Where's the child proof Gated Fence? 

Weeping Willow Tree backdrop


That's Safer

More woodchips, or someone pulled the drain plug

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Cleveland Dam's Western abutment is set in rock whereas the Eastern 'abutment' is a valley

The construction of a US$25M seepage control blanket at the Cleveland dam in Canada is due to start in March 2001. The potential for seepage and instability of the east abutment of the dam was first recognized in 1954 when the concrete dam was built. The western abutment is set in rock, but on the eastern side the buried rock valley is infilled with silt, sand, gravel and glacial till. It is hoped that the seepage control project will make the dam safer. 


"Cleveland dam is a 91m high concrete gravity structure set in a deep bedrock canyon. Full reservoir supply level is at el. 146m and the dam crest is at el. 149m. In 1992, the dam was upgraded to pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) and to withstand the Maximum Design Earthquake (MCE) event.

The dam impounds a reservoir extending 4.5km to the north where the Upper Capilano river flows into the reservoir. Typically 0.5km wide, the reservoir surface area is 2.3km2 at full reservoir level. Flow is controlled at the dam by a radial gate spillway, two mid-level intakes and outlets, and two low-level outlets."


"The dam is constructed in a bedrock canyon on the west side of the valley. Immediately east of the canyon is a wide, deep buried valley that extends about 2km (eastward from the dam to the base of Grouse Mountain. The buried valley extends to below sea level and is infilled with a complex stratification of silt, sand, gravel and glacial till. The west canyon bedrock is hard, moderately jointed granodiorite and quartz diorite with numerous inclusions of older sedimentary and volcanic rocks." 


Additional Reading

 Metro Vancouver utilising hydro potential at non-powered dams 

05 December, 2012
Metro Vancouver in Canada is proposing to generate electricity from its dams during rain drenched months of the year. The supply of high quality drinking water will remain the first priority of a new water use plan for the Capilano and Seymour Watersheds, which includes the Cleveland dam. Built in 1954 to create Capilano Lake for water storage, the dam currently does not capture energy from spilled water.

Seismic upgrade of Seymour Falls dam

23 May, 2006
The Seymour Falls dam is a key element in Canada’s Greater Vancouver Water District’s (GVWD) network of three watersheds. The 45-year-old composite earthfill embankment and concrete slab and buttress dam was found to not meet current seismic design standards, so upgrades to meet the requirements of the Maximum Credible Earthquake (MCE) are necessary. Part one of our two part report describes the structure and looks at how the safety problem was identified and analysed through site investigation and liquefaction assessment 


08 December, 2005

The Case of Cleveland Dams Neil Singh, Ryan Douglas, Steve Ahlfield and Murray Gant describe the work involved in the construction of an RCC upstream blanket and plastic concrete cutoff wall at Cleveland dam in Canada

Monday, November 27, 2023

Vancouver, British Columbia, 1912 Licence Plates, Names, Addresses, are at the BC Legislative Library


  4858 License Plates   

Page 93 of 95

4686 * R. G. Walker, Tait's Mill, South Westminster.
4687    R. J. Cromie, Osler Avenue, Shaughnessy Heights.
4688    McPhail & McKenzie, Abbott Street, Vancouver.
4689    J. E. Tucker, Shaughnessy Heights.
4690 * F. R. Arkell, Kerrisdale.
4691    J. A. Conkey, 622 Pacific Building.
4692    F. Noble, 602 Hastings Street West, Vancouver.
4693    Bert Ford,   1285 Pender Street, Vancouver.
4694    Star Laundry Co. Ltd.,  1115 Pender Street, Vancouver
4695    A. C. Cameron, Room 2, Stanfield Building, Vancouver
4696    J. B. Saint, Stevenson
4697    G. A. Fairbairn,    715 Georgia Street, Vancouver
4698    G. A. Fairbairn,    715 Georgia Street, Vancouver
4699 * A. J. Desrosiers, 1603 Seymour Street West, Vancouver
4700    John Rice,             1027 Pender Street West, Vancouver
4701    Foley, Welch & Stewart, 1043 Pender, Vancouver
4702    A. Goldberg, 1159 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
4703    R. Lee Stewart, Union Bank of Canada, Vancouver
4704    J. C. Talbot, Barnet.
4705    W. W. Dresser, 438 Pender Street West, Vancouver
4706    K. K. Peiser, 2707 Carolina Street, Vancouver
4707    Blank  
4708   W. Doherty,  675 Tenth Avenue West, Vancouver
4709   J. McGeer,    251 Eighteenth Avenue East, Vancouver
4710   H. van der Poel, Archibald Auto Co. Vancouver
4711   Robin Hood Mills Co., Ltd., corner Smythe and Beatty St. Vancouver
4712   D. A. Smith, 931 Granville Street, Vancouver
4713   D. A. Smith, Ltd., 931 Granville Street, Vancouver
4714   G. B. Milne, 509 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
4715   F. D. Elkins, 201 Pacific Buildings, Vancouver
4716   W. Erickson, 1254 Hornby Street, Vancouver
4717   L. A. Jones, 1287 Richards Street, Vancouver
4718   J. L. G. Abbott, 209 Winch Building, Vancouver
4719 * W. A. Callaghan, 622 Granville Street, Vancouver
4720   A. W. Bishop, 401 Welton Building, Vancouver
4721   W. L. Gowan, Young Road, Chilliwack
4722   C. R. Drayton, 1600 Burnaby Street, Vancouver
4723   Baron Alain de Langsdorff, Vancouver Club, Vancouver
4724   W. A. Cox, 776 Granville Street, Vancouver
4725   E. S. Lee, Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver
4726   A. E. Godfrey, 512 Richards Street, Vancouver
4727   C. W Wiegand, 1339 Burnaby Street, Vancouver
4728   C. Wilson, K.C., Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver
4729   Le Roy & Nation, 1254 Hornby Street, Vancouver
4730   W. H. Forrest, 2590 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
4731   Wilkinson Co., Ltd., 846 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
4732   H. E. Ridley, Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver
4733   A. J. Clare, 20 Broadway  West, Vancouver
4734   W. Brown, 222 Fourth Avenue, New Westminster
4735   G. E. Trorey, 651 Hastings Street West, Vancouver
4736   B.C. Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Carrall Street, Vancouver
4737   G. H. Ferguson, 1342 Broadway West, Vancouver

Page 94 of 95

4738  M. D. Brown, 1402 Robson Street, Vancouver.
4739  A. Martin, Thirty-fourth Avenue, Kerrisdale
4740  Lewis & Sills, 265 Hastings Street East, Vancouver.
4741  R. C. Proctor, Balsam Street, Kerrisdale.
4742  B.C. Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Shanghai Alley, Vancouver
4743  B.C. Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Shanghai Alley, Vancouver
4744  B.C. Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Shanghai Alley, Vancouver
4745  M. Fitzpatrick, Begg Motor Co., Vancouver
4746  J. W. F. Kohnson, Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver
4747  E. G. Hazell, Begg Motor Co., Vancouver
4748  Ideal Sash & Door Co., 665 Sixteenth Avenue West, Vancouver
4749  H. Christman, 237 Empress Hotel, Vancouver
4750  J. H. Chalmers, 715 Georgia Street, Vancouver
4751  W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D., 1946 Main Street, Vancouver
4752  R. C. Macpherson, c/o Post-office, Vancouver
4753  McDonald & McPhee, Hazelton 


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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Which came first? Westcoast Transmission Building or a South Vancouver double wide carport

The Carport: 1963 - 1965

Common Features.  Similar time frame.  No supporting 'walls'.

City of Vancouver by-law requires the Inspector measure the 'wall' adjacent to the Lane. There are no walls.  Nothing to measure.

The carport design tripled the parking spaces at the single family home. The garage was existing.

@ 1646 East 56th

And, withstood Typhoon Freda

The double carport three 'joists and posts' are made of steel, welded to a steel plate (20" X 20") which is in turn bolted down, with nuts, to the reinforced concrete pad.  The retaining wall to the north (behind the car) is reinforced concrete, so too, is the retaining wall supporting the original garage.

The carport roof was raised afterwards by cutting the steel posts, to allow a Fifth-Wheel Rig to park there.  Look closely a flat steel plate that has been inserted into the 'I' posts on both sides.

And, withstood Typhoon Freda

 As to that 'inverted mine shaft' on Georgia Street ...

Concrete core, with reinforced steel, just like the carport.

The Qube

Construction Date:  

     1968/01/01 to 1969/01/01

Description of Historic Place

The Westcoast Transmission Building consists of a twelve-storey dark-glazed rectangular tower suspended by cables from a central concrete entry/elevator core. It is prominently located on a multi-leveled plaza on the north side of West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver.














Friday, September 1, 2023