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Keys weekly piano bar on Bute brings out the showtune fanatic in us all
“And I’m telling you, I’m not going!" The swooping melody from Dreamgirls helped secure Jennifer Hudson an Oscar for her vocal acrobatics. But the powerhouse vocals filling the room aren’t J-Hud’s:...
Oct 14th, 2016
Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End
Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and...
Aug 25th, 2016
St. Paul’s Anglican Church: prayer and advocacy in Vancouver’s West End
What impressed Markus Dünzkofer most about St. Paul’s when he first arrived was “the intentionality of ministry in this community."
Oct 24th, 2012
Polar Bear Swim and street soccer: Sarah Blyth's rocking new year
Sarah Blyth of the Vancouver parks board is once again braving the cold waters to ring in the new year.
Jan 1st, 2012
When I sit down on the bench outside, I see a sheet of notebook paper with writing on it. The sheet has been unfolded, and the writing might be Polish. A poem, by the look of it. I lean over to see...
Jul 22nd, 2010
West End fireworks are not just in the sky this summer
The fireworks over the West End this summer aren't just those set off in the Celebration of Light. (Photo courtesy of Telemark Systems' Live Kat Kam).
Jul 21st, 2010
Vision Vancouver Shows Lack of Vision for the West End
Last night, Vancouver City Council voted 6-2 in favour of a 22-storey highrise at Bidwell and Davie. The 210-foot, 20-storey building will have 49 rental housing units and 98 condos. The developers...
Dec 16th, 2009