Vancouver photographer wins $50K Scotiabank award

Vancouver photographer wins K Scotiabank award

TORONTO – Korean-Canadian artist Jin-me Yoon has won the Scotiabank Photography Award. In addition to $50,000, the honour nets the Vancouver photographer a solo exhibition at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in May 2023 and a published book of her work, to be distributed worldwide. Prize organizers note Yoon’s three-decade career examines themes including gender, … Read more

6 super-fun hikes for kids near Vancouver

6 super-fun hikes for kids near Vancouver

Take a hike, kids! Doesn’t visiting beaver lodges, hollow trees, suspension bridges, tide pools, and waterfalls sound like fun? My new book, Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids In and Around Southwestern British Columbia (Greystone Books) is designed to help families explore the great outdoors. Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids describes 55 … Read more

Simu Liu comes to Vancouver on his We Were Dreamers tour

Simu Liu comes to Vancouver on his We Were Dreamers tour

Fresh off of hosting the Juno Awards last night, Simu Liu is heading to Vancouver on a book tour to celebrate the release of his first memoir, We Were Dreamers. The Canadian actor and stuntman, best known for portraying Shang-Chi in the 2021 Marvel Cpmics superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, will appear at the Centre in … Read more

Vancouver police say alleged downtown groper faces two counts of sexual assault

Vancouver police say alleged downtown groper faces two counts of sexual assault

Two women called 9-1-1 on Saturday (May 14), reporting that they were groped by a stranger near the Vancouver Art Gallery. The incidents occurred within minutes of one another in the afternoon, according to Vancouver police. “Their quick thinking, and help from an alert witness, helped VPD officers track the suspect and quickly take him … Read more

DOXA Fest: Awards go to films about child brides, queer youth, amnesia in the Sahara, and the overdose crisis

DOXA Fest: Awards go to films about child brides, queer youth, amnesia in the Sahara, and the overdose crisis

The DOXA Documentary Film Festival has given one of its big awards to a documentary about a 12-year-old Vietnamese Hmong girl who facing the prospect of being kidnapped as a child bride. Children of the Mist, directed by Diễm Hà Lệ, received the DOXA Feature Documentary Award from jurors Igor Drljaca, Arman Kazemi, and Mila Zuo.  The protagonist, … Read more

Former postdoc files group human rights complaint against B.C. health organizations for COVID-19 “disinformation”

Former postdoc files group human rights complaint against B.C. health organizations for COVID-19 “disinformation”

Several well-educated social-media users have repeatedly condemned some members of the B.C. press gallery over the past couple of years for allegedly shielding the NDP government from criticism over its COVID-19 policies. It happened again this weekend after City News reporter Liza Yuzda blocked a former UBC postdoctoral fellow who was seeking coverage of her … Read more

“Sheltered market” of Vancouver West Side detached homes shows resilience as median price goes up

“Sheltered market” of Vancouver West Side detached homes shows resilience as median price goes up

The median price of detached homes on the East Side of Vancouver has started to soften amid declining sales. The number of sales is also falling on the wealthier West Side of the city, but the median price is not only holding up. It is going up. While the median price of East Side detached … Read more

Watch: Robbie Williams reveals artwork at Sotheby’s gallery

Watch: Robbie Williams reveals artwork at Sotheby’s gallery

Robbie Williams and Ed Godrich have called each of the paintings from their debut exhibition after popular female names from the 1980s which have “inspired” their art. The Take That singer and the interior designer have spent the last five years creating 14 never-before-seen works deeply rooted in the rave and music scene from that … Read more

A New Book Summons Memories of Old English

A New Book Summons Memories of Old English

My thanks for one of your wonderful book reviews. On your pages, I find books that other, more “trendy” reviewers largely ignore. This one, “The Wordhord” by Hana Videen, reviewed by Henry Hitchings (Bookshelf, May 9), brings back memories of my early days as a doctoral student at Cornell in 1960. We were required to … Read more