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Lottery winners of the Pacific Rim

Sociologist Harvey Molotch famously suggested that cities should be understood, first and foremost, as Growth Machines. The big takeaway is that the urban political class and overlapping landholding class tend to agree with the basic idea that growth is good and should be encouraged. 1,044 more words


City of Vancouver 'disappointed' in low civic byelection turnout

It’s a feature of democracy that voter turnout for byelections tends to trend lower than turnout on general election voting days.

But even with low expectations, the City of Vancouver admits it’s disappointed with how many people cast a ballot in Saturday’s byelections to choose one new city councillor and nine new school board trustees. 347 more words


Mindful Eating Oct 28

If you’d like to join mindful eating on the Saturday (Oct 28) 4:30 pm at a restaurant near Broadway and Alder Street (Vancouver), contact Sung.


Parade Of Lost Souls October 28, 2017

The Parade of Lost Souls is back for another year on Saturday, October 28th. This iconic East Van event is one of our favourites in part because of the all out collaboration and community effort it takes to put this event together.   314 more words


Wicked Whitesnake blows corny Crue off the stage in Vancouver

chris cameron photo


By Steve Newton

A healthy-sized crowd of 12,000 packed the Pacific Coliseum last Friday (October 16) for a Motley Crue concert, but for a lot of people the main attraction was Whitesnake, the group that has lately taken over from Bon Jovi as the most popular hard rock/mainstream metal band around… 564 more words


....of recession, wifi & anaesthesia....

Taste of early autumn. Stanley Park.

….”The Great Recession is about to overtake the Great Depression”…”All wifi networks are vulnerable to hacking, security expert discovers”…. 172 more words