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OPSAL STEEL BUILDINGS

OPSAL STEEL BUILDINGS

Once classified as heritage, the Opsal Steel buildings on the corner of 2nd and Quebec got de-listed in 1997 and by the looks of it are just sitting there awaiting demolition.
Voodoo Child spotted in Vancouver

Voodoo Child spotted in Vancouver

When it comes to being on the Rock and Roll history map, Vancouver can be found somewhere between Katmandu and Boise.
3RD BEST MUG EVER

3RD BEST MUG EVER

I warned you that you'd be visited by three posts of Coffee Mug Awesomeness. The first one was that amazing handmade Matthew Freed one , this next one is a classic EXPO 86 jam I won off ebay...
Filler up please..

Filler up please..

As a history nerd. Inspiration can come from many different places.
Strathcona's a blight?  Say it ain't so!

Strathcona's a blight? Say it ain't so!

Every City has its "planners". These people get the task of designing the City and making our town a better place to live. Now they can come up with some pretty great ideas like: Granville Island or the Seawall.
Vancity Chinatown Tales

Vancity Chinatown Tales

Last week's Straight had Vancouver writer and Schema blog senior articles editor, Jen Sookfong Lee on its cover giving props to author Wayson Choy (author of the Jade Peony and the newly published Not Yet ) for inspiring newer generation writers like
THIS IS THE LAST TIME I'M GOING TO GET YOU TO GUESS WHO'S COMING TO V.I.A.

THIS IS THE LAST TIME I'M GOING TO GET YOU TO GUESS WHO'S COMING TO V.I.A.

Fire it up!

Fire it up!

As a lifelong Vancouverite, one thing that I've noticed has always been a constant is how hard this City likes to party! Give the citizens any opportunity to get hammered and hit the streets and they will do so with reckless abandon...
EXPO 86 MYSTERY POSTERING

EXPO 86 MYSTERY POSTERING

Have you seen those EXPO 86 posters around town lately? Wondered what the hell was going on? Me too.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CANADIAN MINT

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CANADIAN MINT

Dear Canadian Mint, Please consider scrapping the queen beyond 2010 in favor of keeping Quatchi on the face of the 25 cent piece.