The Georgia Straight

Photo of the Day: A sticky situation by Paulo Canlas.
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: A sticky situation by Paulo Canlas.

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.


Couldn’t make it out last Friday night? You missed Vancouver’s own rock quartet Gob at the Imperial. 
Ellie Huey was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Gob at the Imperial on August 22, 2014. 
Thanks Ellie!

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LeAnn Rimes at the PNE Amphitheatre
Blackalicious at the Biltmore
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the PNE Amphitheatre



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 Friday night? You missed Vancouver’s own rock quartet Gob at the Imperial. 

Ellie Huey was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Gob at the Imperial on August 22, 2014.

Thanks Ellie!

Recent entries


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed American pop-country singer LeAnn Rimes at the PNE Amphitheatre. 
Gina Craig was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. LeAnn Rimes at the PNE Amphitheatre on August 21, 2014. 
Thanks Gina!

Recent entries

Blackalicious at the Biltmore
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the PNE Amphitheatre
Misery Signals at the Biltmore



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 American pop-country singer LeAnn Rimes at the PNE Amphitheatre. 

Gina Craig was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. LeAnn Rimes at the PNE Amphitheatre on August 21, 2014.

Thanks Gina!

Recent entries

This month, twin artists Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, aka OSGEMEOS, are bringing their celebrated street style graffiti to Vancouver.

As part of the Vancouver Biennale project, the pair are painting their biggest-ever public mural on a strip of concrete silos on Granville Island.

Check out some photos of this amazing work-in-progress!

Vancouver’s all-white, exclusive picnic spectacular has come and gone.

Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2014 took place in—surprise, surprise—David Lam Park in Yaletown.

Intrepid photographer Andrew Chin was there to capture these stunning shots of the extravaganza, which temporarily closed part of the seawall.

See more photos: Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2014 turns David Lam Park into sea of white

After 732 Uncorked columns…

…involving the consumption, at a conservative estimate, of about 500 cases of wine, Jurgen Gothe has finally decided to hang up his tastevin.

Gothe has been sharing his wit, wisdom, and strong opinions about food, drink, music, and the good life in general for half a century in local, national, and international print and broadcast media, starting in the 1960s at the late-lamented easy-listening station CHQM (“beautiful music for a beautiful city”). He hosted CBC Radio’s DiscDrive for over two decades, winning three New York Festival gold medals in the process, and is a member of the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame and the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame. In 2011, the Vancouver International Wine Festival awarded him its SIP (“Spirited Industry Professional”) Award.

The Straight has been proud to be one of his homes for more than 15 years.

Here’s to you, Jurgen! Cheers, and uncork one on us.

Read Jurgen’s final column for the Georgia StraightSouth African wines priced right under $20

Photo of the Day: Stone stacking by Damon West.
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: Stone stacking by Damon West.

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.

From stephenhui:

A week ago, I participated in a hike and scramble up Mount McGuire, southeast of Chilliwack. On a hot, sunny day, we drove to the top of a 4x4 logging road to start the hike.

Our trip involved ascending a rockslide to the northeast ridge, following a path along the ridge, and wading down through steep wildflower meadows to the east side of McGuire. After traversing over rocky ground to the southeast ridge, we met the formerly standard trail to McGuire.

See more photos: Hiking to Mount McGuire pays off with Cascade Range views

As everyone in Vancouver has heard by now, CP Rail is razing the community gardens in its right of way on the West Side, starting in Marpole.
But many are still standing, such as the Pine Street Community Garden, east of Burrard Street.
One group of gardeners is calling for the city to, well, do something to stop the impending destruction of the remaining gardens in the Arbutus corridor.
Read more: Arbutus corridor gardeners want city to stop CP Rail bulldozers

As everyone in Vancouver has heard by now, CP Rail is razing the community gardens in its right of way on the West Side, starting in Marpole.

But many are still standing, such as the Pine Street Community Garden, east of Burrard Street.

One group of gardeners is calling for the city to, well, do something to stop the impending destruction of the remaining gardens in the Arbutus corridor.

Read more: Arbutus corridor gardeners want city to stop CP Rail bulldozers


Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed landmark punk legends Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the PNE Amphitheatre. 
Jesse Conn was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the PNE Amphitheatre on August 17, 2014.
Thanks Jesse!

Recent entries

Misery Signals at the Biltmore
Run the Jewels at the Biltmore
Sir Sly at Electric Owl



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 landmark punk legends Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the PNE Amphitheatre. 

Jesse Conn was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the PNE Amphitheatre on August 17, 2014.

Thanks Jesse!

Recent entries