12 books to read: September’s best reviews

12 books to read: September’s best reviews

A selection of the month’s most notable books, as reviewed by The Wall Street Journal’s reviewers. In their brief emergence, cars have dominated every aspect of public and private life and changed our understanding of space, time and nature. Review by Mark Yost. Read the review The Cup They Couldn’t Lose: America, the Ryder Cup … Read more

BC Liberals Announce “BC United” Will Be Presented to Members as New Party Name

BC Liberals Announce “BC United” Will Be Presented to Members as New Party Name

When Kevin Falcon announced last year that he was seeking the leadership of the BC Liberals, he suggested creating a new name for the party. But he promised that this would only happen in consultation with the members. In June, two-thirds of delegates voted for a party convention to go down this road. Today the … Read more

Thanksgiving dinner for two offered for $109 at Blue Hat Bakery-Cafe

Thanksgiving dinner for two offered for 9 at Blue Hat Bakery-Cafe

The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts restaurant has unveiled its ready-made Thanksgiving dinner two weeks before the upcoming holiday. It is possible to pre-order the meal for two for $109 at the school’s Blue Hat Bakery-CafĂ© until 5:00 PM next Wednesday (October 5). It can be picked up at the site at 1505 West 2nd … Read more

The Five Vengeances runs from September 27 to October 1 at Burnaby’s Shadbolt Center for the Arts

The Five Vengeances runs from September 27 to October 1 at Burnaby’s Shadbolt Center for the Arts

The Shadbolt Center for the Artsin partnership with fight and movement based performance company honourpresents the world premiere of The Five Revengeopen tomorrow (Tuesday 27 September) and until Saturday (1 October). A comedic kung fu thriller written and directed by Giovanni Sy, The Five Revenge tells the story of a master swordsman seeking to avenge … Read more

Value of Canadian dollar continues to fall against US dollar

Value of Canadian dollar continues to fall against US dollar

Residents of Vancouver today face endless financial problems. Retail gas prices are near record highs. Inflation in BC remained at a stubbornly high 7.3 percent year-on-year in August. Interest rates are rising, making it more difficult for people with variable-rate mortgages. And this week, the loonie continues to decline in value compared to the US … Read more

The Firehall Arts Center announces workshop performances of The Unbroadcast Life of Mildred Bailey in October

The Firehall Arts Center announces workshop performances of The Unbroadcast Life of Mildred Bailey in October

The Firehall Arts Center has just announced that, in partnership with Red Cedar Theater, it will present The Unaired Life of Mildred Bailey on October 14 and 15. A live podcast game about the life of 1930s Salish jazz singer Mildred Bailey created by Russell Wallacecomposer and traditional singer from the Lil’wat Nation. Russell Wallace. … Read more

Prime Minister John Horgan recognizes the importance of Goddess Durga ahead of the great Hindu celebration

Prime Minister John Horgan recognizes the importance of Goddess Durga ahead of the great Hindu celebration

It is not for nothing that the Hindu goddess Durga is often depicted on a tiger or a lion. That’s because she’s associated with protection, unlimited power, and motherhood—a deity who represents good over evil and isn’t shy about exercising that power when warranted. Today BC Prime Minister John Horgan paid his respects to Durga, … Read more

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

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

MONDAY: screenings of indigenous short films in the Vancouver Public Library showcases the work of Haida artists Bill Reid and Robert Davidson, new animation from emerging creatives, and documentary work from Indigenous filmmakers and activists. MONDAY: Swiss avant-garde metal band Zeal & Ardor plays the Rickshaw Theater. uninvited exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. MONDAY … Read more

Vancouver butoh dancers Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi are inducted into Canada’s dance hall of fame

Vancouver butoh dancers Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi are inducted into Canada’s dance hall of fame

The Georgia Straight received the following bulletin from Danscollectie Danse. It is reprinted below. Presented by Dance Collection Danse, the 2022 Dance Collection Danse Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2022 Inductees of notable contributors to dance from across the country. Now in its fourth year, the DCD Hall of Fame will honor … Read more