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Breckenridge Bike Guide: Aspen Alley

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Fast facts Distance: 1.3 miles one way Rating: Moderate/advanced Time: 15 minutes Elevation: 9,876-10,376 feet (509 vertical feet) Type: singletrack, descent Season: mid-June to September Extensions: Boreas Pass Road Parking: Park at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena lot and hop on the free Boreas Pass loop bus. Ride the route for about 15 minutes until the bus reaches the Bluffs Condos stop. Pedal up Boreas Pass Road for about 1 mile to the trailhead. The trail ends at a small dirt lot about 0.25 miles east of the ice arena. Though short and sweet, this trail is one of...

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WATCH: Documentary profiling Vancouver Islander aims to connect homeless with broader society

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A Victoria-based organization, aiming to connect the homeless community to broader society through the power of storytelling, has created a mini-documentary profiling a resident of Beacon Hill Park. Marko Curuvija, founder of The Existence Project, acknowledges the divisiveness of homelessness in Victoria, but hopes the 20-minute documentary can invoke a sense of empathy for viewers. The documentary profiles Shae Smith, who runs a Twitter account called Humans of Beacon Hill Park and produces a podcast discussing homelessness in Victoria. Curuvija said he also hopes the documentary can help viewers see that providing housing for all is a solution that benefits...

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Teen suspect in custody after allegedly crashing stolen bus into rock wall

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A 19-year-old who allegedly took a bus for a joyride and ended up crashing into a rock wall has been arrested. On Wednesday morning, a BC Transit driver returned from his break while parked at Victoria General Hospital to find his bus had been stolen. Shortly after the driver called police at 6:42 a.m., another call came in notifying officers that a man was seen running from a bus that had just crashed into a rock wall on Herbate Road near the Barker Road intersection in View Royal. There were no passengers on the bus at the time. READ MORE:...

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Are you planning to renovate your home or storage? You Should Have These Cordless Power Tools at Home Anyway

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Each house may have different types of renovations from time to time. These may include mounting a painting on the wall, repairing an electronic item, replacing the tires of the car, or repairing broken parts of a bike. We might have to find a mechanic for such simple operations. The sad thing is that this is both very costly and not always possible to find a repairman. So, we should be able to do such simple chores ourselves. Don't worry, you don't have to have as much technical knowledge as an engineer for this. You will learn what you need...

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Now that summer is at its height, we’re also at the height of our annual gardening spree

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Sure, we garden all year round and have plants to cultivate all year round because we love to put in things that bloom in every season, but summertime is undoubtedly the best time for our yard. This year, however, we put in a few things that climb, creep, and grow upward, so we’re in need of a few trellises. Rather than just buying them in stores, however, we’ve convinced ourselves that we could totally make those trellises ourselves, which is why we’ve had our eyes peeled for cool tutorials to get us started and help us along the way. 1....

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