Almost time once again to rejoice in tiny sugared pastries, rides with Biblical names like The Beast and The Revelation, and spending half the rent to win a free stuffed animal — the PNE returns on Saturday.
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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Look at you Vancouver, going all retro.
Now it is the turn of Clinton to face a spreading wildfire.
British writer Samuel Johnson once wrote: “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
Arguments about human nature are almost as old as fire. Are we essentially good? Are we bad? Are we basically selfish, or are we altruistic beings capable of the noblest acts?
Government is complicated. Politics is simple.
I hate fighting traffic. It's not usually a problem in January — in the winter I sometimes have the bike path to myself.
The fire at London's Grenfell Tower apartment block has drawn a stark line through that city.
You think it's fun being Captain Jack Sparrow? Not so. The law is always on a pirate's trail. Eventually they are going to run you down.
The Britons say, “Keep calm and carry on.”
Ever since the photo finish to the B.C. election we have been reading the signs, trying to figure out the future of our provincial government. But perhaps we were looking for clues in the wrong places.
The Bachelorette returned on Monday night.
The winner of this year's Official Vancouver City Bird vote will be announced Thursday at the Vancouver Library.
Remember the Simpsons episode when the family gets a swimming pool and Lisa suddenly discovers she has become very, very popular? Tuesday night, Green Party leader Andrew Weaver magically acquired a swimming pool.
We’re lucky in B.C. Think of the Americans, poor dogs—they have presidential elections that go on for well over a year. By comparison our election is a sprint. There’s been barely enough mud slinging to make a pig feel at home, and it’s almost over already. But this should be a big week—the race is tight. Can Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals pull o
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.
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.