Georgia Straight

Georgia Straight | Media | A free local weekly paper that began as an unflinching, truly alternative newspaper in 1967 but has now largely devolved into a shadow of its former self, dominated by lifestyle fluff, condo advertisements, and page after page dedicated to “adult services“. Next to the Vancouver Sun and The Province, however, it’s pure brilliance, cover to cover.

Usage | “I only read the Georgia Straight for the I Saw You section…”explore-the-lexicon

 

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How Vancouver Tries To Protect Its Spectacular Views from Indifferent Developers

“Protecting a view corridor is just one of the many ways in which City Hall can take a brave stand against the developers who bankroll them…”

The White Bicycles One Occasionally Sees on the Side of the Road

"I hope with all these new bike lanes we will see fewer ghost bikes."

The Horrible Stench Of Death That Hits East Van In The Summer

"We were thinking about doing a backyard BBQ but the chickenstink is on full tilt today..."

The Section Of The West Coast Exempt From Provincial Fire Bans

"We booked a campground reservation at Alice Lake before they announced the campfire ban. Now we're heading to Tofino to take advantage of the Fog Zone..."