The Walking Dead has wrapped up another violent season and Game of Thrones does not return until summer. Where do TV viewers go in search of bloody conflict? How to get that fix of sword-swinging, head-chopping mayhem? Not a problem.
Steve Burgess is an accomplished freelance writer who lives in Vancouver. He is a two-time winner of Canadian National Magazine Awards and his book Who Killed Mom? made the 'Best of 2011' lists of both the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail newspapers.
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The Trudeau government has announced plans to legalize marijuana next year. At last, the long battle has been won. I guess there's no more need for the big 4/20 protest rally Thursday at English Bay. They can cancel it now. Right?
Riding through Stanley Park on Sunday I looked up to see the North Shore mountains, their white snow shining through a break in the clouds on what passes for a sunny day in spring 2017.
The NHL says it will not allow league players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Two-Face, the Riddler, Dr. Octopus—villain names are fun in comics.
Gambling — popular, but also destructive. You're playing with fire when you enter a casino. As for economic benefits, the gambling industry doesn't really create wealth so much as redistribute it, although it's possible that it might offer benefits for local tourism. It reminds me of Uber.
Drinking and driving is a terrible thing. You should never do it.
It is with regret the I announce the cancellation of the annual Weather Gloat column.
You've got to give the Canucks credit. Not many teams having such a mediocre season succeed in going viral. But the team went old school with some actual retroviral infection this week, losing a whack of players to the mumps.
Marketing can be a tough business. Imagine you were in charge of marketing a new hotel/condo tower opening in Vancouver.
Hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day. Maybe your special somebody bought you flowers, or chocolates, or a 130-metre long car ferry. No? Perhaps your significant other is not shopping in the right places.
Canadians like to say that we on the West Coast do not respond well to snow.
This weekend, Muslim travellers were being detained at American airports.
A new provincial law has made it legal for barbers and hair salons to serve drinks. Liquor and scissors — what could go wrong?
Some claim the third week of January is the most depressing time of the year. That's why we all owe a big thank you to Donald J. Trump.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be confusing.
The NFL playoffs are coming up if you like that sort of thing. But, more importantly, this week marked the beginning of the dating playoffs, aka The Bachelor.
This year people have an extra motivation to stay up for New Year's Eve — we have to make sure 2016 actually leaves.
Christmas 2016 is looking cold and white across Canada.
Gather 'round the campfire youngsters, and I'll tell you a tale. It was a different century. Strange creatures, forgotten by time, still roamed the land—Glen Clark and Mark Messier, to name two. There were even a few pay phones on street corners. Yes my children, it was long ago when the inhabitants of the Lower Mainland first heard whispers of the