Tea & Two Slices is a long-running local news round-up by NEEDS frontman and veteran dishwasher Sean Orr, who lives and works in Gastown, deeply aware of his privilege.
Vancouver Looks Poised to Sell off False Creek South. No, no, absolutely not. These units are one of the best things Vancouver has ever done. A walkable, socially healthy planned community– the catalyst for Vancouverism that we then packaged up and marketed to the world.
Did we not learn from the Little Mountain disaster that Vancouver should never sell city-owned land? Take Kingsgate Mall, for example. Imagine if we turned it into a non-market housing and hub close to the upcoming Millennium Line expansion?
Imagine if we took bold action (although exactly how bold seems to be a matter of debate) like California, which just approved statewide rent control to ease their housing crisis. I’m looking at you BC NDP. Grow a set.
Or, imagine if Canada followed the lead of Finland? Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need. This isn’t a handout, folks. It’s a hand up. It’s cheaper for the government, but try telling that to Boomers in any Lower Mainland comments section.
Nah…this sounds way more fun: $11,800 a month and all the BMWs you can drive: Vancouver House condos listed for rent. Oh my fucking god they are calling it “The Vancouver House neighbourhood” without even a shred of irony.
Speaking of which, it’s an outrage that the Bridge Scrotum aren’t headlining Vanchella this year:
And..Ming Wo? Ming Wo Cookware is closing after 100+ years of operating in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Everything is fine.
Just kidding. Fuck this dystopian racist hellhole: Indigenous grandfather and 12-year-old handcuffed in front of Vancouver bank after trying to open an account. ‘Wait a second…natives aren’t supposed to have this much money. They’re supposed to remain set in the deeply entrenched poverty that we created and we can help maintain that status quo by doing things like handcuffing a 12 year old for opening a bank account’. I’ll bet every person involved in this debacle still has their job. Ugh.
Speaking of people who inexplicably still have their job: UBC Cancels Andy Ngo Event; Global Platforms Ngo Without Challenge. UBC finally does something right and some no-name reporter who tweets about white genocide gives airtime to the Most Dangerous Grifter in America.