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About canadianveggie

I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, eating good vegan food, cycling around Vancouver, solving problems with software, learning about urban planning, and discussing politics.

Data Nerd – Mapping Cycling Mode Share in Vancouver

It’s raining outside. Must be Bike to Work Week. Thousands of riders are commuting by bike this week and logging their trips online, but just how popular is cycling in Vancouver? Continue reading

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Welfare Food Challenge Recap

I survived the Welfare Food Challenge, but I’m happy its over. A week living on $1 meals was possible but draining. It took a lot of time to prepare our food and the meals weren’t nutritionally complete. After realizing mid-challenge that we were … Continue reading

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Welfare Food Challenge – Surviving but not Thriving

We’re halfway done the Welfare Food Challenge and it is no longer smooth sailing. Our fresh produce is going bad but we can’t afford to replace it; I’m bored of rice and beans and oatmeal; and both Emily and I … Continue reading

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Mapping the Vancouver 2014 Election Candidates

Is there any regional bias to the Vancouver election candidates? I took the postal codes from the candidates nomination papers and mapped them. Here are a few interesting tidbits I noticed. NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe lives on the UBC … Continue reading

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Welfare Food Challenge – Day 1

We survived Day 1 of the Welfare Food Challenge. There are lots of interesting people blogging and tweeting about their experiences. I’ve been surprised to see a number of people buying cans of beans. Obviously more convenient, but a lot … Continue reading

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Welfare Food Challenge – Shopping Trip

Tonight we did a big shopping trip in preparation for the Welfare Food Challenge. Amazingly we managed to buy what we think is a week’s worth of groceries for only $36.60, well within our $42 budget. There isn’t a lot … Continue reading

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Taking the Welfare Food Challenge

Welfare rates are ridiculously low in BC and haven’t increased in 7 years, even though the cost of living continues to rise. To help raise awareness, Emily and I have decided to participate in the Welfare Food Challenge. For 7 … Continue reading

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