Gurpreet Singh: What is there to celebrate when true patriots are being locked up?

It was Sunday, July 31, when some of us had gathered outside the Indian Visa and Passport Application Centre in Surrey, B.C.   The occasion was the martyrdom day of Indian revolutionary Udham Singh.   Singh was executed on July 31, 1940, in London for assassinating the former lieutenant governor of Punjab, Michael O’Dwyer, who … Read more

The Offspring’s Dexter Holland among a rare crowd: rock and pop stars with a PhD

Along the road to becoming the frontman for one of California’s most famous punk bands, Dexter Holland had dreams of becoming a doctor. “I entered university as a biology major—premed—and I was also pursuing the band,” Holland, lead singer and guitarist for the Offspring, told the Straight last month. “I found myself more consumed by … Read more

Every single room at every single QT Hotel is now powered by high-end Dyson technology

There are a few less obvious markers that always separate a quality hotel from an average one. We aren’t talking about an overarching design, plush beds or high-end hotel restaurants – although they do all help of course. Quite often the magic is found in the smaller details. And those smaller details – well, they’re … Read more

Photo Gallery: Amyl and the Sniffers – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (12.08.22)

Photo Gallery: Amyl and the Sniffers – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (12.08.22) – The AU Review Amyl and the Sniffers concluded their “Comfort to Me” tour at the iconic Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Friday night. It was the hottest ticket in town, with the show being sold-out. It didn’t disappoint either. The band … Read more

Vancouver home sales over asking prices drop to lowest level in 2 years

Fewer home sellers in Vancouver are laughing their way to the bank. The number of homes in the city that sold over listed prices has fallen to its lowest level in two years. Tracking by real-estate platform Zealty.ca shows that 122 sales in July 2022 went above asking prices. The number represents only 21.4 percent … Read more

Perth family take home unique prize after being crowned one-millionth WA Museum Boola Bardip visitors

Heading to WA Museum Boola Bardip on a gloomy Saturday afternoon to escape the rain has resulted in one Perth family scoring a unique prize. Olivia Pizzale-Bryce, Jack Mcauliffe, and baby Pia had the shock of their lives when they went to the museum only to be greeted by the waiting media and Housing Minister … Read more

Tesla, Ford attract new investments from George Soros’s fund

Billionaire investor George Soros’s investment fund has bought stakes in Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co. and added to existing stakes in EV makers Lucid Group Inc. and Nio Inc., according to a filing late Friday. The fund acquired 29.5 million shares of Ford F, +2.21% in the reporting period ended in June, the filing … Read more

Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performs at Meet Me in Gastown community celebration on August 25

The Gastown Business Improvement Society is presenting a family-oriented outdoor event next Thursday (August 25) that will feature games, a digital light show, and a performance by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra. Meet Me at Gastown will kick off at 5 pm with a variety of games–including giant jenga, building blocks, and beanbag toss–followed by the … Read more

Balloons fill the sky after lift off at Bristol's International Fiesta – The Independent

Balloons fill the sky after lift off at Bristol’s International Fiesta  The Independent Bristol Balloon Fiesta: No fireworks due to ‘significant’ fire risk  BBC Bristol Balloon Fiesta LIVE: First mass ascent on day two after cancellation last night  Bristol Live View Full coverage on Google News

VOTE Socialist’s free Vancouver bus in Stanley Park estimated to cost $3,200 only per weekend

VOTE Socialist has a bold vision for parks in the City of Vancouver. The electoral organization is fielding candidates for council, park board, and school board in the October 15, 2022 municipal election. As part of its overall platform, the party seeks to “reimagine city parks as a nexus of settler-Indigenous restitution, community-building, climate action, … Read more