Ryan Morris will be at Black Bond Books in Ladner this Sunday to promote his new novel, This Never Happened. The effort marks the third book he's written and first to be published. "It's about a young man who's really just trying to find his place in the world," says Morris, 41. The Ladner resident adds the novel is dark but funny in parts and takes a bit of a science fiction twist as well. He describes the book as a little hard to pin down in terms of a specific genre.
Tsawwassen's Beau Han Bridge's new theatre company will present its debut production next month in Vancouver. "So far it's been very, very daunting but worth it," he says. Bridge, 23, is tackling This Is Our Youth as the first production for his new company, Midtwenties Theatre Society. The play by Kenneth Lonergan has a cast of three and is a "brilliant, darkly humorous, bittersweet portrait of youth poised on the cusp of the scary, disillusioning path to adulthood," according to a release.
The Ladner Lawn Bowling Club reached the century mark this year and held a Centennial Celebration earlier this month to commemorate the milestone. While the club has 100 years of history behind it, one important point in its history came only a few years ago with the change to a new all-season bowling green in 2012.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".