Fantastic infographic video about how much foreign fresh food Canadians are importing and what’s happening to our local farms. Also there’s a bit about how the GTA is expanding over most Ontario’s best farmland. Another reason for hatin’ on the GTA.
p.s. Yes I know this video is produced by Hellman’s…
Separated bike lanes are my favorite, with one way streets that are empty of cars (more rare) a close second. There is a pretty good separated bike lane along Maisonneuve Street but a common complaint is that cars turn into and through the bike lane too often, at the safety risk of cyclists. The separated bike lane along Rue Clark is a bit better but it’s only semi-permanent (the dividers are taken away in the fall/winter in space for parking) and the street is rife with potholes.
Composed out of a few hours filming on Thursday, July 28, 2011, this video for Spacing Vancouver takes a look at the year-old (Dunsmuir) and six-month-old (Hornby) separated bicycle lanes through downtown, building on last week’s feature on the lanes.
Video of “True Blue” from Dirty Beaches. Dirty Beaches, a.k.a. Alex Zhang Hungtai was in Montreal for a while but now he’s back on the West Coast.
Badlands – as befits a record that takes its name from the 1973 Terrence Malick film about a couple who go on a killing spree in the 50s – is more noir than cute. It locates the era’s heart of darkness. It is the debut album from Alex Zhang Hungtai, a Taiwanese-born Canadian indie kid who calls himself Dirty Beaches.