Vancouver Police Release Video of Suspect in Downtown Sexual Assault

Vancouver police said a 26-year-old victim of sexual assault on June 11 did everything right. It happened just after midnight near the intersection of Hornby and West Hastings streets. On June 24, the VPD released a video of the male suspect, who grabbed the woman from behind. “She fought her attacker, went to a safe … Read more

The Balmoral Hotel’s huge neon sign will be removed on Sunday

The distinctive neon sign affixed to the front of the Balmoral Hotel in Downtown Eastside (159 East Hastings Street) will be removed Sunday (June 26). The announcement on the City of Vancouver’s website said the decision to remove the sign ahead of the building’s scheduled demolition “is due to the [sign’s] deteriorating condition and risk … Read more

Drake pays tribute to Diddy & Ma$e in Super Fly 90s inspired outfit

Drizzy’s friend asked his TikTok followers to rate the 6ix God’s OOTD. While A$AP Rocky has secured the “Fashion Killa” title for himself, Drake is another rapper who is deeply involved in the apparel industry and has a penchant for putting together flight passes, many of which can be seen on his Instagram. Earlier this … Read more

Strict curiosity is at the heart of Dancing on the Edge’s glittering triple bill

Dancing on the Edge has never been afraid to take risks with talented local choreographers. It should therefore come as no great surprise that the festival this year brings together three new works in an unusual triple bill. It’s called glint and it will be available at the Scotiabank Dance Center from July 14-16 for … Read more

On Their New Album Viagra Boys Explore The Darkest Corners Of The Internet

Singer Sebastian Murphy talks about his debauched personality on stage and how the esoteric internet culture inspired the Swedish post-punk band’s third album. Cave World On “Troglodyte”, the lead single from Viagra Boys’ upcoming album Cave World, frontman Sebastian Murphy sings about an incel who dreams of becoming a shooter. †He says he doesn’t believe … Read more

Fable Diner & Bar organizes Blindfolded Dining in the Dark event

A unique blindfold dining concept that began in Switzerland more than two decades ago is coming to Vancouver next week as a discovery experience. Hosted by Fable Diner & Bar (755 Richards Street) for three nights, the Dining in the Dark event promises to “take your meal to a whole new level,” according to Fable’s … Read more

Finnish dancers Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen look for lifelong communication and connection in The Days

cinematic. Minimalistic. including. These are just three of the adjectives that could describe: The daysan intimate duet created by the English choreographer Theo Clinkard. Unlike almost every other dance production in which the choreographer chooses the performers, this went very differently. Via Zoom, two experienced stars from the Finnish contemporary dance world, Maria Nurmela and … Read more

Graham Brown rocks the Telecaster, takes no prisoners and shares a gig with his old band Jr. Gone Wild

When the Georgia Straight tries to call Graham Brown at the agreed time for an interview, they don’t answer so we leave a message and try again a few minutes later. This time we connect, only to apologize to the local rocker and explain that the first time he didn’t hear the phone because the … Read more

City recovery debate sparks after officer fined for “multiple signs”

Agents of a leading CBD commercial real estate company are embroiled in a dispute with the City of Melbourne after the council fined them more than $15K for installing multiple prohibited “for rent” signs at a Flinders Lane property. But the brokers, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was standard practice for leases with … Read more

Tamara Loyer (with Jennifer Maiko Bradshaw): Arbutus and West 8th Supportive Housing Project Will Save Lives

By Tamara Loyer (with Jennifer Maiko Bradshaw) My last days on the streets at age 49 were in my sleep-safe zone, on a bench in Coal Harbor. It had a beautiful view, with planes, cruise ships, cranes and a nice, affluent neighborhood. One day a bottle of beer was hit on my head by a … Read more