FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #449 | LAPD Officer Describes “Skid Row” Similar To DTES

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #449 | LAPD Officer Describes “Skid Row” Similar To DTES

(via) In this StreetWiseLA video posted to YouTube yesterday, LAPD Officer Deon Joseph talks candidly about his take on the inner city’s infamous Skid Row, which mirrors Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in that it has a high concentration of homeless people (1,000+), many of…

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Eligible Douchery & Spending On Twitter Instead Of On Teachers

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Eligible Douchery & Spending On Twitter Instead Of On Teachers

by Sean Orr | Remember when the government told us that being a hipster wasn’t a real job? Smyth: B.C. government spent $350,000 on social media during teachers’ strike. Meanwhile, our baby-toting, Sweet Child O Mine-singing Prime Minister shows us how it’s really done:…

DIG IT | On The Ancient Apartment Building That Sits Sphinx-Like On Mt. Pleasant’s Slope

DIG IT | On The Ancient Apartment Building That Sits Sphinx-Like On Mt. Pleasant’s Slope

by Stevie Wilson | For those living in Mount Pleasant, it’s not uncommon to see new housing developments marketing a supposed connection to the neighbourhood’s character or trying to fit in with the area’s sought-after “heritage”. One building that seems…

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster…

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Weed Pride & Special Interest Windbags Hijacking The Transit Vote

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Weed Pride & Special Interest Windbags Hijacking The Transit Vote

by Sean Orr | This: Stephen Hume: Anti-tax group has hijacked transit debate. How is a minuscule, Prairie-based, fundamentally non-democratic special interest group that operates like some self-appointed secret society able to develop such traction in framing the current Metro…

TEA & TWO SLICES | On The Gentrification Paradox & Protecting Our Treasured Parking

TEA & TWO SLICES | On The Gentrification Paradox & Protecting Our Treasured Parking

by Sean Orr | We begin today with two articles that speak for themselves: You can build a better Canada, or you can get out of the way. Wheeler’s views are not unique. We’ve all thought the same things. We flinch…

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster…

TEA & TWO SLICES | On The Coming Rig Pig Invasion And Ending Homelessness In Canada

TEA & TWO SLICES | On The Coming Rig Pig Invasion And Ending Homelessness In Canada

by Sean Orr | This city will drive you crazy: 2014 saw Vancouver hospitals hit a six-year high for emergency mental-health visits. “Compared to police in other jurisdictions, he said, the Vancouver Police Department has proven reluctant to push for…

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Chip Wilson’s Huge Dock & Protecting The Invention Of Gastown

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Chip Wilson’s Huge Dock & Protecting The Invention Of Gastown

by Sean Orr | Cut and run: Bank of Canada shocks market with rate cut. “It’s really like there are two economies. One economy is actually growing pretty well and is showing great promise and the other one is taking…

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster…

DIG IT | On East Hastings’ Bizarre, Military-Style Historical Oddities, “The Three Halfies”

DIG IT | On East Hastings’ Bizarre, Military-Style Historical Oddities, “The Three Halfies”

by Stevie Wilson | You might not suspect it at first glance, but the three military-style Quonset huts along East Hastings near Commercial Drive are neat little historical landmarks. They’re known as “The Three Halfies”, thanks to their unique half-cylindrical…

TEA & TWO SLICES | On The Hottest Year On Record And Hipsters With Craft Beer Bellies

TEA & TWO SLICES | On The Hottest Year On Record And Hipsters With Craft Beer Bellies

by Sean Orr | Biggest denial on record: Harper government reacts to NASA’s “hottest year on record” statement. Wherein Leona Aglukkaq does her best Roseanne impression. Actually I’d take Roseanne over Aglukkaq any day. “We will continue to take action…

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