Scout List

The Scout List Vol. 485

10 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from August 15 to August 21, 2018

Gettin’ Messy with Talented Local Artist and Punk Rocker, Nada Hayek

With their in-your-face colours and bizarre scenarios, the bold art of this local illustrator and music demanded our attention.

On Canadian Smugness and Saving Statues of Racists for Pigeons to Crap On

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr gets an orca update and hears about amateur tyranny in Ontario.

We Want to Glide Above False Creek on This Newfangled Beast of a Machine

Developed in Puerto Rico, the Lift eFoil allows its rider to cruise silently above the surface of the water at speeds up to 40 km an hour.

Imagining Public Baths in a Clean False Creek

If the Danish city of Aarhus can open public baths in their once filthy waterway, why can't we do something similar here?

On Kid Gloves for Slumlords and Boomers Lamenting the Millennial Work Ethic

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr sees bagel-making woes and the unextinguished campfires of Kinder Morgan.

A Look Inside Canada’s First Pod-Style Hotel, Now Imminent in Whistler Village

The 88-suite hotel is scheduled to open its doors - and, hopefully, change the local accommodations game - on Thursday, August 9th.

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Conversations With Some of the Remarkable Women Involved in Mural Fest

Sara Khan, Bunnie Reiss and Pennylane Shen put down their brushes and cans to answer our questions about their work and much more.

This Tiny Cabin for Beer Island, Please

With solar panels on its A-frame, the stilted construction has very little impact on its immediate environment and did not require building permits because of its diminutive size.

How to Make a Tiny BBQ Out of a Recycled Soup Can

Go ahead and make one, but keep in mind that our Parks Board banned charcoal BBQs in some local parks yesterday. Don't be stupid!

True Story: 'Mr. Peanut' Once Won Thousands of Votes Running for Mayor of Vancouver

“Considering the number of candidates running for Mayor in this election, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Peanut threw his hat into the ring too.”

On Flipping Trump Tower and Waving Your Orcas in the Air Like You Just Don’t Care

Sean Orr's latest read of the news headlines elicits biblical references and ties Seth Rogen to the day everything became nothing.

The Story of How Victory Gardens Got Its Cool Brand

"Strength" and "resistance" aren't words that come to mind when you think of gardening, but they guide the ethos of this local company.

On Active Bystanding and Making Life Even Harder For People Without Homes

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr laments media complicity and gets wind of some silliness back east.

The Rock ‘N Roll Reality of Being Local Photographer, Mandy-Lyn

One of Vancouver's most interesting young artists talks life, work, inspiration, past and future in this long read interview.

Once a Local Prison, Now a Preschool and Pub

The remnants of the old BC Pen in New Westminster have come a long way in their storied history and you should know about it.

On Pushing for Rent Controls and Speaking the Language of Late Capitalism

Sean's latest read of the news headlines sees memories of demonstrations past and seniors living with "too much house".

The Fitting Nickname for Pemberton That May Have Come From Australia

"We biked and hiked our way into a secret backcountry camping spot with an amazing lake view up in Pemberdise last weekend..."

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If it Had a Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces

The museum is the only one of its kind, dedicated entirely to rocks that look like human faces. Surely we should have one of our own!

Galiano Island’s Bodega Ridge Opens Brand New Property, Bodega Cove

Usually around this time of year everything worthwhile has already been booked up, but we’ve got some good news...

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The Norwegian Hideout of Our Dreams

This cool construction by TYIN Architects was built with the help of a group of students in just three weeks. Imagine the quiet within.

On Morons Messing With Health Care and the Successful Marketing of Nickelback

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds a terrible photoshop job and our government giving in to fear mongers.

Hoth Rescue From Star Wars Synchs Perfectly With Drone Rescue Footage in Himalayas

Remember Han Solo and Luke Skywalker being rescued in The Empire Strikes Back? This is like that, only more recently and in this galaxy.

Aprons for Gloves Announces Finalized Fight Lineup for July 26 Restaurant Rumble

This is the 7th anniversary of the charity-boxing tournament that raises funds for the Eastside Boxing Club’s at-risk youth programs.

Scout List

The Scout List Vol. 481

9 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from July 18 to July 24, 2018

On Making Life Harder for Buskers and Calling 911 Like It’s Customer Service

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds musicians getting the shaft and view corridors getting damned.

The Vancouver Alley That Once Passed Laws, Stashed Opium and Sold Tomatoes

"You hear all these great stories about the former glories of Market Alley, but it's hard to imagine it because of the stench of piss..."

On Whipping Up Loathing and Animals Now Doing Their Very Best to Avoid Us

A read of the news headlines has Sean Orr wondering at the escape plans of the rich and the election being a referendum on capitalism.