January 22 edition: Smells like a transit strike

Plus: What’s got Michael Bublé so upset?

Hey there.  The events that get the city talking really run the gamut, don’t they? 

We can go for weeks with nothing noteworthy. Then, boom: we get a one-two-three punch. Snow! Mysterious burning smell! Transit strike

Much like buses, these things come in threes. Except for right now, when the buses are coming in zeros.

— V.
Associate Editor


There’s radioactive material travelling under UBC every day

A close-up of a stretch of tarmac, with a small metal circle reading "RABBIT LINE" visible.

What is the Rabbit Line, and why is it firing radioactive material at 60 kilometres per hour under our feet?


Michael Bublé is at his most relatable while stuck in Vancouver snow traffic

A still of a TikTok video, showing Michael Buble in a toque looking sadly out a car windoe

The snow might be gone, but we’re still thinking about Mr. Bubly’s hilarious drive home.

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Mix up your mornings with Tacofino's New Breakfast Menu

Get ready to mix up your morning routine, because Tacofino has been up early cooking something new for a breakfast table near you. 

Tacofino Kits, Hastings, Oasis, and Squamish are now offering a new 13-item breakfast menu from 8am daily. The menu includes unique tacos, burritos, appetizers, and coffees, as Tacofino aims to revolutionize your breakfast with their bold flavors.

The all-new menu includes four appies, highlighted by the Loaded Breakfast Tots, three new tacos including a Chorizo and Egg Taco and a Potato and Egg Taco, as well three burrito options like the new staple Chorizo and Egg Burrito. Plant-based options include the Vegan Scramble Taco, and the Vegan Scramble Burrito. All items are made with the same high quality ingredients that Tacofino regulars have come to know and expect.

Check out the new mouth-watering menu HERE.


Choir Boy writes its own rules

Four Black people stand on a stage decorated to look like a church or concert hall, completel with staied glass winow. They are wearing blue robe

The production from Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney is a musical without a score—leaving plenty of room for innovation.

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The bliss of Babe Corner’s babecore

A softly-lit photograph of five women, sitting on the floor around a coffee table, in a 1970-style living room.

The local all-women supergroup is making music on its own terms.

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There's More to My Story

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Farm to Folke: A vegan eatery doing things differently

The interior of Folke, which has black tables, wooden chairs with pleather cushions, and blue and indigo walls, ith dried flowers as decor.

The Kitsilano restaurant is no-waste, high-taste, gratuity-paid, and totally plant-based.

  • Jolibee’s opening a second Surrey location 

  • Meiga Supermarket brings a new Asian grocer to Port Moody

  • Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria kicks off its 20th anniversary with its annual Gala Launch. Enjoy bites and bevvy’s from over 50 Victoria eateries, as well as live music, circus performances, and more! You don’t want to miss this one – get your tickets!*

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MUSEUM: The Chinese Canadian Museum pulls out all the stops for its first Lunar New Year celebration. (To Feb. 11 @ Chinese Canadian Museum)

PERFORMING ARTS: The 14th iteration of HOLD ON LET GO highlights innovative theatre and dance. (To Feb. 2 @ Russian Hall)

THEATRE: Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story celebrates a Canadian hero. (Jan. 23 to 27 @ Evergreen Cultural Centre)

DANCE: The Mirror, from Australia’s genre-defying circus company Gravity & Other Things, gets its North American premiere. (Jan. 24 to 27 @ Vancouver Playhouse)

WELLNESS: An 11-week Kits Beach cold plunge challenge kicks off. (Jan. 24 @ Kitsilano Beach)

MUSIC: Prolific folk musician May Erlewine comes west. (Jan. 24 @ Fox Cabaret)

MUSIC: Cellist Cameron Crozman joins the Bergmann Duo for morning music. (Jan. 25 @ Surrey Art Gallery)

DANCE: Two up-and-coming choreographers present Fortress and Here it is. (Jan. 25 @ Left of Main)

Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our events listings.

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