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The 18 best places to travel in 2023

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For many people, this year marked the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic that travel was back within reach. It was a year defined by joyous reunions — reconnecting with friends and family in person, rediscovering favorite destinations and taking stock of this new, changed world. It was also a year of novel travel challenges. As demand soared, so, too, did prices. We returned to the roads and skies to find a travel industry that could barely keep up with our ravenous appetite to explore the globe. But somehow, our love of travel has endured, our wanderlust...

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Esquimalt adding new protected bike and pedestrian lanes in 2023

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Esquimalt is planning to add protected bike and pedestrian networks to two main roads in the township. Plans are in the works to build infrastructure that would support biking and walking on Lampson Street and Tillicum Road, which see high numbers of vehicles daily. “Esquimalt has a good foundation of cycling infrastructure, but we want to make active transportation safer and more appealing to our community in key areas,” Mayor Barbara Desjardins said in a statement. “This means that walking, rolling and cycling will be more accessible to people of all of ages and abilities so that they and their...

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Crime report: $100K worth of restaurant equipment reported stolen from trailer near Bowser

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Oceanside RCMP received 227 complaints the week of Nov. 13 to Nov. 19. Some of the incidents included: Nov. 13 • A business compound break-and-enter was reported in the 1200 block of Taylor Road, Parksville. A fence was noted damaged and goods stolen. Nov. 14 • A business break-and enter was reported in the 2300 block of Alberni Highway, Coombs. The front glass window was noted broken and entry gained with goods stolen. • A chainsaw was found in the 700 block of Humphrey Road, Parksville. Contact Oceanside RCMP during regular business hours, quoting file number 2022-11232 to claim. •...

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Hookie Cake OSA Flex Orange ANT E-Bike

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Hookie's latest build is a custom Cake Osa in a vivid, eye-catching orange.Visit Uncrate for the full post.

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Volt Infinity 2022 ebike review: A bike for all occasions

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There are ebikes for all sorts of riders on the market, in case that's worth pointing out, but it's quite rare to try one that's ideal for city-dwellers but can also handle some slightly more mixed terrain.Volt's latest version of its Infinity bike is just that - a joy to ride on smooth streets, but no problem if you have to go off-path a little, thanks to its suspension. Here's how we've found it in more detail.Design Weighs 23.6kg Available in silver only The Infinity bears a clear resemblance to the Volt London that we rode a few months ago...

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