With news circulating about the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association reaching a tentative agreement to end the B.C. teachers’ strike, many students and parents are no doubt wondering when the school year will finally begin.

School districts don't appear to have the answer—yet. And of course, teachers still must vote to approve the tentative deal.

Media outlets are abuzz with the news that a tentative agreement has been reached to end the B.C. teachers’ strike.

The B.C. School Trustees Association says it had two representatives at the bargaining table.

“This is wonderful news for the students, teachers, administrators, support staff, trustees and parents in BC,” BCSTA president Teresa Rezansoff said in a news release. “The immediate goal is to get students back in classes as quickly as possible. We must then focus on the critical work of strengthening our public education system and rebuilding trust.”

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed the New York-based Interpol at the Commodore. Diana Villarreal was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Interpol at the Commodore Ballroom on September 15, 2014. Thanks Diana.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

We’re all for bike lanes and public transit, but there are some fantastic B.C. destinations that aren’t so easy to get to without a car.

Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre, for example, which in 2013 won the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver readers' pick for kayak/canoe store. Or Tofino, which last year was named best romantic getaway. Or Mission Hill Family Estates, which was named 2013's best white winery in B.C.

The September 18 edition of the Straight could help you get to those far-flung locations. (It will also include the 2014 readers' choice results for those three Best of Vancouver categories plus 270 more.)

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Nearly a year ago, Straight staffer and resident horror aficionado Steve Newton reported that “the world’s most reviled film director” Uwe Boll was trying to make a name for himself as a food critic.

Now, it appears that Vancouver-based Boll is taking his interest in food one step further and preparing to open a restaurant in Gastown.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Bay Area hip-hop duo Latyrx at Venue. Diana Theodora was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Latyrx at Venue on September 14, 2014. Thanks Diana.

The District of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast says it is the first community in B.C. to provide free public wireless Internet access in its downtown area.

Sechelt Innovations Ltd., the business development arm of the municipality, announced the free Wi-Fi network today (September 15).

Regardless of school being out this September, the arrival of fall means you’re likely keeping super-busy. Take a break with these five local events.

1. New Forms Festival

When: September 18-19.

Where: Science World.

Highlights: Performances, screenings, exhibitions, talks, and installations by contemporary artists and musicians.

Info: 2014.newformsfestival.com

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