The Georgia Straight


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Bay Area hip-hop duo Latyrx at Venue. 
Diana Theodora was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Latyrx at Venue on September 14, 2014. 
Thanks Diana!

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Tech N9ne at the Commodore
Adam Cohen at the Media Club
Katy Perry at Rogers Arena



Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Bay Area hip-hop duo Latyrx at Venue. 

Diana Theodora was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Latyrx at Venue on September 14, 2014.

Thanks Diana!

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The Color Run brands itself the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”.

On September 13, the annual paint run touched down in Vancouver.

Photographer Andrew Chin shot these images with a GoPro.

See more: Photos: The Color Run 2014 makes a splash in Vancouver


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed the fast-rhyming Tech N9ne at the commodoreballroom. 
Kat White was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Tech N9ne at the Commodore Ballroom on September 11, 2014. 
Thanks Kat!

Recent entries

Adam Cohen at the Media Club
Katy Perry at Rogers Arena
Midge Ure at the Rickshaw



Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed the fast-rhyming Tech N9ne at the commodoreballroom

Kat White was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Tech N9ne at the Commodore Ballroom on September 11, 2014.

Thanks Kat!

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Crack cellists, inspired erhu players, and driven ballet dancers: our Fall Arts Preview puts the hottest up-and-coming artists in the spotlight. Plus, our critics pick the shows you can’t miss.

All photos by Alex Waterhouse-Hayward.

Here. Have a laugh.

Here. Have a laugh.


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed pop superstar Katy Perry at Rogers Arena. 
Muriel Protzer was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Katy Perry at Rogers Arena on September 9, 2014. 
Thanks Muriel!

Recent entries

Midge Ure at the Rickshaw
Reggie Watts at the Vogue
Rings of Saturn at the Rickshaw



Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed pop superstar Katy Perry at Rogers Arena. 

Muriel Protzer was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Katy Perry at Rogers Arena on September 9, 2014.

Thanks Muriel!

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If photos of fake blood make your stomach a little quesy—well, too late.

The annual Vancouver Zombie Walk invaded the downtown core on the weekend.

Photographer Andrew Chin survived the apocalypse and brought back these gory photos.

See more: Vancouver Zombie Walk 2014 invades downtown

In a parliamentary system, a premier has nearly unbridled power. Christy Clark chooses the cabinet, house leader, party whip, and parliamentary secretaries.
All of these positions come with extra pay. The premier can also determine who sits on legislative committees, which can boost MLAs’ profiles and pave the way for future promotions.
If a B.C. Liberal MLA opposes Clark, the premier can have the politician kicked out of caucus. That invariably means they’ll be defeated in the next election. Former NDP MLA Bob Simpson learned this in 2013 after he took on his leader.
Opposing a leader also raises the risk that the MLA will face a nomination challenge before the next election.
It takes a remarkable amount of courage for a member of the government side of the house to say the premier is making a serious blunder. That’s because it can be a career killer.
But still, some politicians with backbone and principles take this risk. 
Read more: Which B.C. Liberal MLA will be brave enough to tell Christy Clark the truth about teachers strike?

In a parliamentary system, a premier has nearly unbridled power. Christy Clark chooses the cabinet, house leader, party whip, and parliamentary secretaries.

All of these positions come with extra pay. The premier can also determine who sits on legislative committees, which can boost MLAs’ profiles and pave the way for future promotions.

If a B.C. Liberal MLA opposes Clark, the premier can have the politician kicked out of caucus. That invariably means they’ll be defeated in the next election. Former NDP MLA Bob Simpson learned this in 2013 after he took on his leader.

Opposing a leader also raises the risk that the MLA will face a nomination challenge before the next election.

It takes a remarkable amount of courage for a member of the government side of the house to say the premier is making a serious blunder. That’s because it can be a career killer.

But still, some politicians with backbone and principles take this risk. 

Read more: Which B.C. Liberal MLA will be brave enough to tell Christy Clark the truth about teachers strike?

Couldn’t make it out last night? You the recently stripped down Midge Ure at the Rickshaw. 
Spencer Carson was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Midge Ure at the Rickshaw Theatre on September 7, 2014. 
Thanks Spencer!
Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Couldn’t make it out last night? You the recently stripped down Midge Ure at the Rickshaw. 

Spencer Carson was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Midge Ure at the Rickshaw Theatre on September 7, 2014.

Thanks Spencer!

Most weekdays and occasionally on the weekend, the Straight highlights a shot from one of the previous night’s music events. It’s our Concert Pic of the Morning. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group or post your stuff on Twitter or Instagram and tag the act’s name.

Photo of the Day: Laying on the beach by Berni Andrew.
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: Laying on the beach by Berni Andrew.

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.