John Cleese plays at the Queen Elizabeth Theater on May 17

One of the world’s funniest people comes to Vancouver. Unique Lives & Experiences just announced that John Cleese plays at the Queen Elizabeth Theater on May 17, 2022. Cleese is best known for his work with the legendary British comedy group Monty Python, and for his starring role in the TV series Fawlty Towers. The … Read more

The doctor in Vancouver cared for patients in the shadow of Mount Everest

The work of Dr. Ford with the Sherpas in Nepal arose from a chance conversation at a Save the Children meeting in 1979 with famed mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary.Thanks to the family Blessed with an indomitable spirit and spurred on by a guilt she had so much when others had not, Dr. Joan Ford spent … Read more

Fire Brigade warns of budget cuts, hiring postponement in Vancouver’s 2022 budget – BC

The union representing Vancouver’s firefighters is slashing the city’s 2022 budget for what it calls significant cuts to the city’s fire and rescue services. The Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Union Local 18 says funding allocated to the fire service next year would result in the loss of five firefighters. The union says Vancouver’s fire and rescue … Read more

What’s in your fridge: Johnny Payne

What’s In Your Fridge is where the Straight asks interesting Vancouverites about their life-changing concerts, favorite albums and, most importantly, what’s next to the Heinz ketchup in their custom-built Big Chill Retropolitan 20.6 cubic-foot refrigerators. on the grill Johnny Payne Who are you I write and sing songs and produce records. One of those records, … Read more

4 detached lots marked by City of Vancouver for 14 floors near Joyce Station sold over $13 million

In January 2021, the Straight away reported on real estate on two blocks near Joyce-Collingwood Station. The offer was notable in that some of the asking prices were up to more than four times the respective ratings of the properties. But this should come as no surprise in regards to lots in Payne and Ann … Read more

Climate stability becomes a relic of the past in BC due to loss of hydrological stationarity

Here’s a phrase most British Columbians have never heard before: hydrological stationarity. But for Canadian water policy expert Robert Sandford, hydrological stationarity is an extremely important concept that people should consider when evaluating recent extreme weather events in BC. In a telephone interview with the Straight away from his home in Canmore, Alberta, Sandford said … Read more

Aaron Craven’s Mitch and Murray Productions gets its name from David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross

As a teenager, Aaron Craven didn’t seem like the ideal candidate for a future in acting. As he puts it on the phone from his home in False Creek, he was a jock who just wanted to play hockey and basketball and running. “I was a million miles away from anything art-related,” he says. But … Read more

Law Society of British Columbia Suspends Former President of the Vancouver Bar Association

Since being called to the bar in BC in 1973, Glen Orris has assisted the accused in a number of high-profile criminal cases. He pleaded on behalf of John Horace Oughton, the infamous Paper Bag Rapist. Oughton was convicted of 14 sex crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s. Orris was also the lawyer for … Read more

Ralph Escamillan dances with memories of youthful joy for new work

To create for the present, dancer and choreographer Ralph Escamillan had to rethink his past. “I looked in my history to find out what’s new,” says the Vancouver artist. Escamillan spoke to the Straight away by phone for a two week stay at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theater at the SFU Goldcorp Center … Read more