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Campfire Ban For BC's West Coast

Posted By: Tom Lucas · 7/5/2017 2:29:00 PM


The complete ban includes:

  • Campfires,
  • Category 2 open fires,
  • Category 3 open fires,
  • Fires burning woody debris in outdoor stoves,
  • The use of tiki torches, fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description,
  • The use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice).

It does not include properly rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane, or briquettes.

Anyone caught breaking the ban could be on the hook for an $1,150 fine, an administrative penalty of up to $10,000, or if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to a year in jail.

If a fire started while the ban is in place starts a wildfire, the person responsible can be ordered to pay all costs associated with fighting the fire.

Canada 150 Day

Posted By: Tom Lucas · 6/27/2017 7:38:00 AM


Make you Saturday plans now.


Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Drumming Celebration
A countrywide drumming event celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and the success of Canadian multiculturalism. All Canadians are invited to participate in this once-in-a-life-time experience. This simultaneous, national drumming celebration aims to achieve a Guinness World Record. • Creekside Park, 1455 Quebec St. • July 1, 10 a.m. • Free


Canada Day at Canada Place

This year’s celebration will be a two-day event to commemorate 150 years of Confederation. Highlights include five performance stages featuring Sam Roberts, Fefe Dobson, Emerson Drive, Hey Ocean!, Dragonette, Madeline Merlo and The Matinee; plus a multi-community fireworks show (July 1), a pancake breakfast (July 2) and the Canada150 parade through downtown Vancouver (July 2).

City of Burnaby: Canada Day 2017 with Steven Page
The City of Burnaby hosts a free Canada Day concert ...

Bard on the Beach 2017

Posted By: Tom Lucas · 6/14/2017 10:26:00 AM

The Bard Village in Vanier Park (Image: Bard on the Beach)


Vancouver's annual ode to William Shakespeare is back at Vanier Park. Enjoy one or all of these shows this Summer. Tickets now on sale or you can WIN tickets with Tom Lucas on our morning show.

Here is this year's line up.

Much Ado About Nothing

  • Where: BMO Mainstage
  • When: June 1 – September 23

Kevin MacDonald and Amber Lewis in Much Ado About Nothing (Image: David Cooper and Emily Cooper)

This romantic comedy pokes fun at how gossip and misunderstandings can cause unexpected twists, especially in the love department.

What makes this production so unique? Director John Murphy has set the story in 1950s Italy, where a group of actors and crew are wrapping up the filming of a movie.

Presented in black and white colour schemes, this creative vision of the classic story reimagines its leading characters Beatrice and Benedick as ...