What’s your favourite page turner? Shortlist is out for the The Canadian Book Club Awards

What’s your favourite page turner? Shortlist is out for the The Canadian Book Club Awards

The Canadian Book Club Awards (CBCA) last week released its 2022 list of finalists. A national literary program that hands out readers’ choice awards is being led this year by a Dr. Charles Best Secondary graduate. Kristain Oliveria-Barnes, a former Coquitlam resident, is the program director for The Canadian Book Club Awards (CBCA), which last … Read more

Premier John Horgan acknowledges importance of the goddess Durga in advance of major Hindu celebration

Premier John Horgan acknowledges importance of the goddess Durga in advance of major Hindu celebration

There’s a reason why the Hindu goddess Durga is often depicted riding a tiger or a lion. That’s because she is associated with protection, unlimited strength, and motherhood—a deity who represents good over evil and who isn’t shy about exercising that power when warranted. Today, B.C. premier John Horgan paid his respects to Durga, an … Read more

Vancouver International Guitar Festival gets hands-on with guitar-making workshop

Vancouver International Guitar Festival gets hands-on with guitar-making workshop

Jimmy Joseph, from Alert Bay, carves a guitar case at the Vancouver International Guitar Festival at Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver on Sept. 24. Joseph, who is Kwakwaka’wakw, is a 4th generation carver who has been carving for 40 years.Taehoon Kim The Vancouver International Guitar Festival began on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 at Creekside Community … Read more

Hundreds rally in support of Iranian protests and the late Mahsa Amini in Vancouver – BC

Hundreds rally in support of Iranian protests and the late Mahsa Amini in Vancouver – BC

A large gathering of rally attendees descended on Vancouver’s Art Gallery on Sunday. Hundreds went to the popular location for protests and public press conferences in support of ongoing unrest in Iran due to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She died while in custody of Iranian ‘morality police’ for allegedly wearing her hijab too … Read more

Vancouver’s West End draws thousands for Car Free Day – BC

Vancouver’s West End draws thousands for Car Free Day – BC

Story continues below advertisement “This year the ‘car free’ vision will continue to work with partners that have supported us in previous years, provide more accessibility, and foster relationships within our community,” Car Free Vancouver said, in a release. The event has been an annual tradition since 2008, when Vancouverites are encouraged to park their … Read more

50 things to do in Vancouver this week, September 26 to 30

50 things to do in Vancouver this week, September 26 to 30

MONDAY: screenings of Indigenous short films at the Vancouver Public Library will showcase the work of Haida artists Bill Reid and Robert Davidson, new animation from emerging creatives, and documentary work by Indigenous filmmakers and activists. MONDAY: Swiss avant-garde metal band Zeal & Ardor plays the RIckshaw Theatre. Uninvited shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery. MONDAY … Read more

Downtown Vancouver fire near Dunlevy Ave. and Powell Street displaces 22 residents – BC

Downtown Vancouver fire near Dunlevy Ave. and Powell Street displaces 22 residents – BC

A structure fire at a building near Dunlevy Ave. and Powell Street has left 22 residents displaced in East Vancouver. The fire was reported to Vancouver Fire Rescue Services around 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The fire is believed to have started on the second floor and quickly spread to the third floor. “No injuries have … Read more

Beanbag gun used to arrest weapon-wielding woman at BC Women’s Hospital maternity ward: police – BC

Beanbag gun used to arrest weapon-wielding woman at BC Women’s Hospital maternity ward: police – BC

Vancouver police say they used a beanbag shotgun to subdue a woman with a weapon in the maternity ward of BC Women’s Hospital on Thursday. Vancouver Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Steve Addison said hospital staff called 911 shortly after 10:30 a.m. “The woman was acting threatening towards staff, patients, and other members of the public,” … Read more

Comedic glam-metal maniacs Steel Panther to play the Commodore Ballroom on December 29 and 30

Comedic glam-metal maniacs Steel Panther to play the Commodore Ballroom on December 29 and 30

Can’t get enough over-the-top ’80s glam-metal these days? Still yearn for the days of big hair, brightly coloured spandex, and pointy guitars? Can’t get enough of bombastic cock-rock songs with titles like “Eatin’ Ain’t Cheatin’”, “Weenie Ride”, and “It Won’t Suck Itself”? Then look no further than the Commodore Ballroom this winter, December 29 and 30, when … Read more

Vancouver Opera makes cast change for The Pearl Fishers

Vancouver Opera makes cast change for The Pearl Fishers

Vancouver Opera has announced a cast change to the opening production of its 2022–2023 season, Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, in October. “Our original singer portraying the role of Nadir is unable to join us for this production,” says Vancouver Opera general director Tom Wright in a news release, “and we have cast American tenor Aaron … Read more