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

Former UBC 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

Vancouver Foodie Tours relaunches after two-year hiatus

Vancouver Foodie Tours relaunches after two-year hiatus

The pandemic hasn’t only exerted a toll on restaurants. It’s also been brutal on companies that offer food and beverage tours in the Lower Mainland. One such example is Vancouver Foodie Tours, which was founded by Michelle Ng in 2010. In 2017, it made a Forbes magazine list of the top nine food tours in … Read more

Austin’s Wildflower Center blooms with massive light art installation

Austin’s Wildflower Center blooms with massive light art installation

Of the many great things that come with living in Austin, wildflowers are perhaps the grandest, and without any cost beyond preservation. All of Texas appreciates these blooms, and the city’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas serves at the state’s official botanical garden and arboretum. This fall, an … Read more

Kendrick Lamar plays Vancouver on August 28

Kendrick Lamar plays Vancouver on August 28

Live Nation has just announced that Kendrick Lamar will play Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Sunday, August 28. The American rapper, songwriter, and record producer will be performing as part of his Big Steppers Tour. Opening acts on the tour will be Baby Keem on all dates and Tanna Leone on select dates. Tickets go on … Read more