‘Raichie Poo’ Owners Wanted by Kelowna RCMP – Okanagan

A boat called the Raichie Poo has drifted off Wood Lake in Lake Country and the RCMP wants to know who owns it. The unoccupied boat was found adrift on May 25, approximately 60 feet off the north shore of Wood Lake in Lake Country, the RCMP said in a press release. Based on the … Read more

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

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

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

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

Tired of high gas prices? Check out these 10 great bike routes in Metro Vancouver

(This story is sponsored by .) HUB Cycling returns to Metro Vancouver from May 30th to June 5th and you are invited. During the free week-long event, ride your bike anywhere and everywhere and log your trips for a chance to win great prizes like a cycling adventure for two in the Netherlands. Stop at … Read more