The Georgia Straight

The annual Fair at the PNE is in the books.

Did free admission on the final weekend get you over to Hastings Park?

Photographer Kevin Statham captured these moments during week two of the fair.

See more: Fair at the PNE 2014: Week two in photos

Bungie will forever be known as the studio that created HaloDestiny, the new game from the Bellevue, Washington–based video-game developer, was designed with similar ambitions.

Microsoft acquired Bungie in 2000, just in time to turn Halo: Combat Evolved into an Xbox exclusive. The franchise, with eight original games and sales in excess of US$2 billion, is key to the continued success of Microsoft’s gaming division.

Read more: Bungie’s Destiny designed as a living, breathing world.

This week’s Arnold: Putting B.C. teachers in their place.

This week’s Arnold: Putting B.C. teachers in their place.

Plenty of pork this weekend at Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival!

Plenty of pork this weekend at Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival!

Quick—which do you prefer: rice or noodles? This year’s Taiwanfest is inviting you to witness the ultimate carb showdown.

Read more: Taiwanfest chefs take the stage for a rice versus noodles battle.

Jack White in the bucolic setting of Deer Lake Park shouldn’t compute.

He’s always looked like something that was hatched from a huge egg sac in a dank cellar in Detroit—you wouldn’t call him the outdoorsy type, exactly—but there was something right about watching this deathlessly talented freak remodel himself yet again beneath the towering pines of the Pacific Northwest on Thursday (August 28).

Not least of all because so much of his set had the antique quality of mountain and porch music forced through a battery of screaming tube amps.

Plus, on occasion (and ignoring the tensor bandage), he was barefoot.

Back to nature!

Read the whole review: Jack White rolls like thunder into Burnaby

Photo of the Day: Star trails by Aaron Von Hagen.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Photo of the Day: Star trails by Aaron Von Hagen.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Photo of the Day: Magic moment by Trish Page.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Photo of the Day: Magic moment by Trish Page.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

At this year’s Taiwanfest, it’s rice versus noodles in an epic battle for supremacy!
Eh, there’s some other cool stuff going on, too. Check it!
Cover photo by Tracey Kusiewicz.

At this year’s Taiwanfest, it’s rice versus noodles in an epic battle for supremacy!

Eh, there’s some other cool stuff going on, too. Check it!

Cover photo by Tracey Kusiewicz.

A binner’s business—if you can call it that—is with the recycling blue bins and Dumpsters outside of apartment buildings.

What goes on inside the buildings is normally none of our business but word does leak out. Binners naturally get to chatting with building managers and tenants. Pleasantries are exchanged. Grievances are aired.

Tenants mostly complain about their rent and the upkeep of their suites. Building managers complain about tenants, tradespeople, and garbage.

Garbage problems can be a particular sore point because they can mean a visible mess, which reflects poorly on the building.

Read more: Homeless in Vancouver: And now an important word from your blue bin