Western Canada Continued
Joshua Nhan’s love for gas station fried chicken has the local chef scouring the city for the best spots at Edmonton convenience stores.
Operators call the Richmond Night Market the biggest in North America, bigger than the one in Hong Kong and Taipei. I know it’s definitely bigger than a one-time experience and I’m just talking about the food, not so much the trinkets, electronic doodads and socks.
Zac Vine, a teacher at Sooke's Journey Middle School, designs sneakers for celebrities such as rapper Drake and baseball star Aroldis Chapman. Vine started a similar program in Toronto six years ago, working with inner-city kids and establishing an after-school program aimed at restoring and painting disadvantaged youths' sneakers so they had something to wear.
McBain Camera founder Ross McBain wasn’t big on sitting around, even at an age when most people prefer an easy chair to an office chair. The Edmonton businessman died of pneumonia May 27 at the age of 94 but, until the last month of his life, still showed up for work five days a week, son Neil McBain said. “He would look over the advertising, call me in and give suggestions, read emails … Not doing a whole lot, just overseeing,” said his son. “He would say ‘There are too many people out front not doing enough. They should be dusting. There must be something they should be doing.’”