The upcoming municipal election is several months away (Oct. 20), but it’s already attracted a hefty raft of candidates that have floated into our social media streams, dinner conversations and sweaty dreams.
The annual street festival that “reclaims traffic thoroughfares as community focused public spaces” has grown in popularity. So much so, that it’s nearly impossible to find parking for those who choose to drive to the event in honour of not driving.
We come to bury Sam Panopoulos, not to praise him. For Panopoulos, who died last week at the age of 83, is widely known as the inventor of the Hawaiian pizza. Arguably the worst pizza next to plain cheese pizza, mouldy pizza and pizza face.
We’re not normally a patriotic bunch here at K&K headquarters. But while shopping at No Frills this weekend, we felt a stirring deep in the gumboots of our soul. And we have Royale Original Bathroom Tissue to thank for it.
When people ask me what it’s like being overlooked again and again for Vancouver’s City Bird Contest, which crowns one lucky winged d-bag with official city bird status for a year, I usually just shrug and continue to dine on a freshly killed vole or rabbit.
In case you missed the recent excitement that only comes when municipal politics, bureaucracy, mock outrage and typography combine, the City of Vancouver has approved a new logo, to the tune of $8,000.
Who of us hasn’t sat down at our local barber/dry merchant/blacksmith to have mink oil lovingly applied to our handlebar moustache and imagined how nice it would be to consume a refreshing glass of mead or corn whiskey if our stingy legislators would just allow it?
This past summer, the avian gatekeepers at K&K noted that the City of Vancouver had yet to relaunch its annual City Bird contest where residents with a lot of time on their hands could vote for their favourite bird from a ballot of half a dozen feathery candidates
I live in Vancouver. It is the place where I work and pay rent and once got unhealthily drunk at a Bootsauce concert in 1993 when the band was touring to promote their Sleeping Bootie album, even though I wasn’t living in Vancouver at the time, and it’s not a particularly great record. But that is beside the point.
Say what you will about Vancouver’s “liveability,” when it comes to shopping we’ve got it going on. At least that’s what we gleaned from a recent Sun article boasting that three of Canada’s top 10 malls are in the Lower Mainland.
This week’s announcement that the city has purchased the tract of land known as the Arbutus Corridor from CP Rail had us in a tizzy. What will they call it? Sure, Arbutus Greenway sounds pleasant . . .
News of David Bowie’s death Sunday night took most people by surprise. But that didn’t stop millions of fans with an Internet connection and a tinkle in their heart from quickly bashing out a status. . .
In an effort to make Vancouver become the most quintessential Vancouver it can be, city staff wants council to approve a one-year trial allowing skateboarders, rollerbladers and push-scooter users . . .
By all accounts, British singer Adele has had a fantastic week. Her new album, 25, sold a reported 2.43 million copies in its first week, breaking a record previously held by *NSync way back in 2000. . .
Big, important changes on the social media front: Twitter has finally decided to leave the emotional dark ages and add “hearts” to its repertoire of limited expression. Prior to this, Twitter users . . .
Last week the Vancouver Art Gallery released its much-jawed-about concept for a new building. It was bold, it was tall, it was wooden. And, not surprisingly, it triggered a torrential downpour of . . .
There’s been a lot of talk about “love locks” this week. You know the ones — those symbols of undying affection, commitment and preventing thieves from getting into your storage shed and stealing . . .
Before Janet and Chrissy on Three’s Company, before uppity Blair on Facts of Life, before Princess Leia, before Daisy Duke, before Julie from Love Boat and before CBC’s gossamer of loveliness Gloria. . .
A lot has been made over B.C. Ferries’ recent publicity gaffe where the much-maligned public-private corporation thought it wise to invite the lumpen masses to name three new vessels currently being. . .
Taking a page from Trivago’s marketing textbook, the tastemakers at McDonald’s apparently are banking on the mysterious allure of a sketchy looking dude with three days of stubble and a “recently . . .
Maybe this speaks more to our lack of a social life than our desire to become more involved with our community, but we watched Monday’s park board meeting online at home, for the better part of two . . .
Although the Vancouver Sun and the Province newspapers let us down with their measured response to last month’s chemical fire at the Port of Vancouver by neglecting to run awesome headlines such as . . .
We’re going to come right out and say it. We don’t like Easter. Sure, we enjoy the extra day off (or two if you work for the government or some other socialist employer). But as far as holidays go, . . .
First they came for our bottled water and snack food purchased outside the concert venue and I did not speak out because I do not purchase bottled water or snack food, let alone bring bottled water . . .