On Dashing Through the Snow and Elections That Aren’t Worth Hacking

Tea & Two Slices is a long-running local news round-up by NEEDS frontman and veteran restaurant dishwasher Sean Orr, who lives and works in Gastown. He is very aware of his privilege, so there’s really no need to remind him of it.

Seattle is even more overdramatic about snow than Vancouver. Yeah, but it’s not being overdramatic when transit is delayed by over 3 hours…

Besides, we have these things called hills so the rest of Canada can shut up: Eastern Canadians have slippery grasp on realities of Vancouver snow.

Hero of the week: Man uses own legs to push cab up snowy street in Surrey.

Try harder: City of Burnaby wants a better brand than just being next to Vancouver. This coming from a city that just got its first permanent shelter and did nothing to stop renovictions.

Dear Burnaby, be more like New Westminster: New Westminster passes toughest renoviction regulations in British Columbia.

Here we go again: Human foot found inside a Nike shoe on West Vancouver shoreline. But as Aaron Chapman reminded us a while back, it’s been happening for a hundred years, at least.

Shocker: Vancouver Fashion Week apologizes for 20-inch waist casting call requirement.

So the company that made bullets for the Iraq War and paid foreign workers $3.89 an hour to build the Canada Line is in the middle of a scandal? You don’t say… Ethics czar launches investigation into SNC-Lavalin and alleged PMO interference. And don’t believe anything Tory leader Scheer is saying about this because he met with the SNC chief to discuss the charges.

Actually, don’t believe anything Scheer says. Period.

The thing about being a racist settler colonial state is that the Liberal and Conservative worldview is so close that our elections aren’t worth hacking. Remember this when the Liberals wage their inevitable strategic vote campaign.

Speaking of settler colonialism: The colonial frontlines are everywhere: urban native organizing in Vancouver.

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Bonus: Catriona Jeffries opens new ‘deeply considered’ art space on East Cordova.

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