VIVA and Max Wyman Awards Announced for 2022

The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation has announced the winners of the 2022 Max Wyman and VIVA Awards. This year’s two VIVA awards went to artists Jan Wade and Charles Campbell; UBC professor and contemporary art curator Scott Watson received the Max Wyman Award for Critical Writing. The VIVA Awards—founded in 1988 to promote the … Read more

After the Robb Elementary School shooting, pop music megastars express outrage over US gun laws

Like former ’90s punk rock bassist Beto O’Rourke, some of pop music’s biggest names are making it clear that they’ve had enough of gun violence in America. On Tuesday (May 25), Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas became the latest site of a mass shooting in the United States. A few days after purchasing two … Read more

40 Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend, May 27-29

FRIDAY: American dance-pop DJ/producer duo Two Friends play the Commodore Ballroom. FRIDAY: comedians, moms, and social media stars Tiffany Jenkins, Meredith Masonyand Dena Blizzard present their new comedy show, My Name Is NOT Mom, on Porto Events Center. FRIDAY: American folk musician and singer-songwriter Tomberlin performs at WISE lounge. FRIDAY: New Jersey prog-metal band Symphony … Read more

Khatsahlano Street Party on July 9 features over 50 bands

Circle the 9th of July on your 2022 calendar, because that’s when the good people in West 4th BIA are having their annual street party. From 11 am to 9 pm that day, more than 50 local bands will perform on West Fourth Avenue between Burrard and MacDonald. The program, curated by the iconic Kitsilano … Read more

Rising interest rates hurt homebuyers as banks and mortgage companies earn more

The Bank of Canada interest rate hike produced winners and losers. Homebuyers are suffering because mortgages have become more expensive. However, the financial sector is doing better, as higher interest rates mean more earnings. The financial sector saw an increase in net income before tax (NIBT) in the first quarter of 2022. This followed the … Read more

Save Old Growth dumps manure outside Prime Minister John Horgan’s constituency office

Save Old Growth often practices peaceful civil disobedience in its campaigns to stop the cutting of ancient forests. Today (May 25), he unveiled a new tactic – dumping manure in a politician’s election office. This time, Prime Minister John Horgan was targeted for failing to pass legislation to achieve the Save Old Growth target, despite … Read more

Mauro Martina considers making the OEB Breakfast Co. global

Chef Mauro Martina learned from a very young age to appreciate the movement from field to table. For the first five years of his life, he was raised by his grandmother in the small southern Italian town of Copertino, where local food culture became, as he describes it, part of his DNA. “We went shopping … Read more

Golden Plates 2022: Chambar co-founders aim to provide community connections

Restaurants have been around for so long that they are often ignored. Most diners probably take enough time to check out the menu and soak up the atmosphere, but not long enough to ponder why these institutions matter. As Vancouver restaurateur Karri Green-Schuermans points out, restaurants do more than just serve food to nourish the … Read more

Count Sarah Kirby-Yung seeks seat on Vancouver Club’s exclusive board of directors

As a member of the Vancouver city council, Sarah Kirby-Yung has a very busy schedule. In addition to attending regular board meetings, she is the board’s liaison on the public art committee, the racial and ethnocultural equity advisory committee, and the Gastown historic area planning committee. Kirby-Yung is also vice chairman of the Standing Committee … Read more

Gold Plates 2022: Tasty Asian Desserts Make Customers Cross the Finish Line

Who doesn’t like dessert? Here are some options for some of the best Asian restaurants in town, chosen by Georgia Straight readers in the 25th annual edition of Golden Plates. Khaao Niaao Ma Muaang, Ice Cream Gathi and Woon Gathi This year, one of the big winners of the Golden Plate Awards was Baan Lao … Read more