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Vancouver's global reputation down to Bishops' staff

The advance of our food scene from its once uninspired doldrums to its current position as one of the most diverse and attractive in the world has been staggeringly quick.

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Lobster Festival is back until March 31 at Le Gavroche, 1616 Alberni St., Vancouver. Guests can enjoy a lobsterpacked three-course dinner for $39. To complement this special menu, guests can purchase Provençal wine pairings for an additional $25.

Don't skip out these car care 'musts'

CHANGING seasons are a perfect time to tune up and check out your car. BCAA offers these 10 car care "musts." 1. Tire Pressure. Overinflated tires ride roughly and suffer premature wear at the center of their tread.

Raise the Barre

- Masters Dance Challenge, presented by Raise the Barre Productions, May 4-6 at West Vancouver's Kay Meek Centre. Registration deadline: April 4. Info: www.raisethebarre.ca. FOR dancers, there's nothing like it.

Food calendar

Dunn's Poutine Festival, until March 21 at Dunn's Famous restaurant, 827 Seymour St., Vancouver. There will be six types of poutine to choose from three types of gravy. Info: 604-682-8938 or www.dunnsfamousbc.com.

Wine festival still survives

Event tied to Playhouse outlives theatre

Inner Peace Movement hosts March 20 seminar

Community members are invited to learn to trust their intuition at two upcoming presentations by representatives of the Inner Peace Movement of Canada in North Vancouver March 20.

Walk your dog, it really isn't a chore

I've always thought that one of the perks of being a dog owner is being able to go for walks with my dogs every day. But not everyone shares that sentiment.

Mobile spa brings treatments to you

THOSE seeking the ultimate Hollywood-style spa treatment and experience will no longer need to travel very far.

Spring calls for layered colour

DEAR MATTIE: What are the fashion colours for spring? Bored in Blueridge DEAR BLUERIDGE: The fashion colours for spring are interesting this season. There is a strong sense of colour that is neither bright nor bold.