It’s hard to believe that 2011 was seven years ago, it feels like just yesterday. For this edition of On this day in Buzzer Blog history, we’re throwing back to a throwback post where we shared a cool piece of transit history sent to us by Bob Hassan, who had inherited his late fathers collection of Buzzer relics.
Category: Buzzer blog history
Welcome back to On this day in Buzzer Blog history, a look back at the way things were. Today’s post takes us back to a Friday fun post where we asked if you’ve ever forgotten to buy a FareCard at month’s end — then boarded transit without valid fare?
We dove way back into the archives for today’s On this day post.
Let’s take a look back at October 16, 2009. The Buzzer Blog was in it’s first few years of publication, and we shared this gem of a riddle/photo puzzle that was originally published in the print Buzzer in, get this, 1937!
You may have heard that The Buzzer is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary!
To honour this momentous occasion, we want YOU, our biggest Buzzer supporters to share a #Selfie and/or your favourite Buzzer memory on your social (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) channels with the hashtag #BUZZER100.
Entrants are allowed one entry, per channel, per day for a chance to win a Monthly Pass loaded on your Compass Card!
Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 10th, 2016 and we’ll randomly select a winner on June 14th, 2016. Make sure to check out the contest terms and conditions for all the details on the contest.
Author: Sarah Kertcher
Welcome to Throwback City. Population: Buzzer blog!
With this series we re-publish some awesome old pieces from days in the Buzzer blog’s history.
Today we look at January 16, 2008. The Buzzer blog was a mere pup, not even a year old!
The Canada Line was shiny and brand new and the Buzzer blog editor at the time took to interviewing two talented photographers who just happened to be the artists behind the largest collection of Canada Line construction photos!
Go back in time and enjoy!
Profile: Tafyrn & Seamora Palecloud, Canada Line construction photographers
Author: Jhenifer Pabillano
For Friday, here’s the second profile in a series on Lower Mainland transit enthusiasts — our first was on the Trans Vancouver bus photo archive.
Look up “Canada Line photos” in Google, and the first hit you’ll get is Canada Line Photography, an enormous repository of terrific photographs chronicling the train line’s construction.
There are two people behind the site, Tafyrn and Seamora Palecloud, who were kind enough to do an interview with me for the Buzzer blog. (And I did ask about their unusual names: Tafyrn just laughed, saying, “As you probably know, it’s good practice not to use our real names on the internet.”)
So, here’s the interview, and sprinkled throughout you’ll find some of the Canada Line photos that Tafyrn and Seamora consider favourites—they link back to related pages from the Canada Line photo blog, too.
Tafyrn, Seamora — thanks again so much for helping me put this together!