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MOVments: Local quirks and features of high holidays in Vancouver

MOVments: current events in Vancouver by the Museum of Vancouver

It’s five days before “the big day” and you’re traveling home, cooking feasts, and franticly overspending on the perfect gift. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some kind of alternatives?Vancouver tool library

Folks in New York are sharing a few thrifty secrets with us: toy-sharing, tree-loaning, and tool-lending  are all the rage this year. Luckily for you, Vancouver has it’s own tool library.

Never really warmed up to the idea of tofurkey? Still looking for a holiday-bird alternative? Some careful digging on The Tyee tells us that 2012 might be the year we look forward to Schmeat, meat of the future. Once you realize how tasty it is you’ll be saying…

“All I want for xmas is my two front teeth!” However, the Federal government has just announced an early gift to Canadians: reduced health care transfer to the provinces! Ontario claims this will remove $21 billion in health care funding over the next 10 years and 8.2bn for Ontario alone. Maybe we’d better stay away from those shortbreads for a while.

For those of us who aren’t skipping town this week, this fantastic 1960’s Vancouver tourism video will have you know that Vancouver was the most happenin’ place for a date. On the other hand, maybe you’re stuck with a household of sibling rivalry this winter. In which case we’ve selected a podcast on “Nemeses” from This American Life to stick under your tree.

From the MOVeum: All the best and see you in the New Year!

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