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Gringotts’ Warning

Marine Building, Vancouver, BC Enter stranger, but take heed Of what awaits the sin of greed, For those who take, but do not earn, Must pay most dearly in their turn, So if you seek beneath our floors A treasure … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Dream: Bank Security

Safe Two weeks ago, I had a similar dream for two nights in a row. The clock read 6:50 pm and I was concerned that we had gone into overtime. My initial thought was that it presaged returning to Standard … Continue reading

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ACUIA: the Foreign Exchange Caper

Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors When I was the Internal Auditor/Accounting Supervisor of the North Shore Credit Union, I was a member of a group of Internal Auditors. This was in the first half of the 1980’s . We … Continue reading

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Now and Then: Scotiabank, Vancouver

Scotiabank Tower Granville & 13th Branch, 1963 Bank of Nova Scotia Main Branch, 1928 (alongside other banks) from Granville Street.

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Now and Then: Five Points, Barrie

Former Scotiabank, now rebuilt and renamed Five Points Theatre Royal Thai fire 2007 Royal Thai Cuisine, formerly the Wellington Hotel in the 1970s I worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia between 1973 and 1974.

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A Scotiabank Armed Robbery

Broadway & Burrard Branch, Vancouver It came like a blot from the blue (it was actually a ‘bolt out of the blue’, but the typo can remain; you’ll see why later). It’s also a memory I will never forget. It … Continue reading

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“X” Marks the Spot

Have you ever wondered why this one letter of the alphabet is used so much more on its own than others? Maybe there’s a hidden message encoded in it. Pirate Treasure I was reading a post by David Wilcock a … Continue reading

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