Legendary Vancouver saxophonist Tom Keenlyside performs a night of Dave Brubeck at Anvil Theater on September 27

Legendary Vancouver saxophonist Tom Keenlyside performs a night of Dave Brubeck at Anvil Theater on September 27

Legendary Vancouver saxophonist and flutist Tom Keenlyside will perform a night of Dave Brubeck in New Westminster tomorrow (September 27). Keenlyside–who has performed and/or recorded with everyone from Mel Tormé to Aerosmith, from Dizzy Gillespie to Blue Öyster Cult, and from Harry Connick to Motley Crüe–will perform at the Anvil Theatre in the first show … Read more

Sam Mizrahi’s The One continues rise above Toronto’s Bloor and Yonge

Sam Mizrahi’s The One continues rise above Toronto’s Bloor and Yonge

(This story is sponsored by .) On the other side of this continent, The One is soaring skyward. When it officially premieres next year, its 94 floors and 338.3 meters will make it the tallest residential tower in Canada. Its sleek design and prime corner-of-Yonge-and-Bloor location will ensure it will also become an integral part … Read more

Dr. Paula Rochon and Surbhi Kalia: How climate change is impacting older women

Dr. Paula Rochon and Surbhi Kalia: How climate change is impacting older women

By Surbhi Kalia and Dr. Paula Rochon Recent heatwaves around the world are reminders of global warming and its detrimental impact on our health and well-being. At the same time, Canada is on track to become a super-aged society with older adults constituting 20 percent of the population, most of whom are women. What’s the connection between … Read more

Coquitlam RCMP issues appeal for public’s help in finding two patients at large from Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Coquitlam RCMP issues appeal for public’s help in finding two patients at large from Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Police are searching for two Forensic Psychiatric Hospital paitents who may behave in ways that present a risk to themselves or the public. Coquitlam RCMP say that Michael Gardner, 39, and Eric Sabbadin, 21, were both reported as being “overdue” on returning the institution on the evening of September 4. They’re now wanted on Canada-wide … Read more

Confused by BC government’s approach to containing spread of COVID-19? Here are three papers offering guidance

Confused by BC government’s approach to containing spread of COVID-19?  Here are three papers offering guidance

British Columbians who’ve kept abreast of research about the transmission of COVID-19 share a common frustration. They’re exasperated that the BC NDP and BC Liberal caucuses have not shown any nerve in taking on a bunch of well-educated people at health authorities and the Provincial Health Office who’ve downplayed the primacy of airborne transmission of … Read more

Breen Ouellette: Residential Tenancy Act’s vacancy loophole is decimating the demographic diversity of Vancouver

Breen Ouellette: Residential Tenancy Act’s vacancy loophole is decimating the demographic diversity of Vancouver

By Breen Ouellette This week, the City of Vancouver announced that it will appeal the ruling of B.C. Supreme Court Justice Karen Douglas to invalidate the city’s vacancy-control bylaw. The bylaw was challenged in court by two owners of single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels. In addition to quashing the vacancy-control bylaw, Justice Douglas ordered that rent … Read more

Martyn Brown: A pro tip for Anjali Appadurai from Bernie Sanders—target the filthy rich

Martyn Brown: A pro tip for Anjali Appadurai from Bernie Sanders—target the filthy rich

NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai is making waves with her campaign focus on urgent climate action and greater environmental protection, and with her solidarity in support of the BCGEU’s fight for inflation-protected wage hikes. She’s also advocated for more aggressively protecting Indigenous rights and title, and has paid some lip service to addressing issues like … Read more

Opera returns to Bard on the Beach on September 12 and 13

Opera returns to Bard on the Beach on September 12 and 13

the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival is celebrating the return of opera to Vanier Park in September. the UBC Opera Ensemble and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra present Opera & Arias: A Celebration!featuring arias and choruses from some of opera’s most iconic productions. The four performances on September 12 and 13 will be … Read more

B.C. auditor general Michael Pickup says that some of the NDP’s 2021-22 summary financial statements “are not accurate”

B.C. auditor general Michael Pickup says that some of the NDP’s 2021-22 summary financial statements “are not accurate”

The Straight received the following news release (dated today [August 31]) from the office of the B.C. auditor general concerning the release of B.C.’s summary financial statements on August 30. Auditor general Michael Pickup has scheduled a teleconference tomorrow morning (September 1) at 11:30 a.m. to take questions on his qualified audit opinion, which is … Read more

Martyn Brown: Want to upset the Eby apple cart or choose B.C.’s next premier? Join the B.C. NDP by September 4

Martyn Brown: Want to upset the Eby apple cart or choose B.C.’s next premier? Join the B.C. NDP by September 4

It’s a remarkable opportunity, when you think about it. You could potentially cast the deciding vote in choosing who will become B.C.’s next premier. All you have to do is join the B.C. NDP before September 4 to be eligible to vote in the party’s leadership election, which will run from November 13 to December … Read more