Two of David Suzuki’s grandchildren are among more than 50 people who RCMP have arrested at protests against Kinder Morgan that remain ongoing on Burnaby Mountain.

Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos, was apprehended on November 20 and on Sunday (November 23), it was reported that his granddaughter, Tomiko, was also taken into police custody.

There's a new Spanish restaurant in town, and not only is the food and wine Spanish, but so are the proprietor and much of the staff.

Located just east of Maple Tree Square at 52 Alexander Street, the restaurant's name, Salida 7, translates to Exit 7. The name references the exit on the Mediterranean highway--which runs from southern Spain north past Barcelona to France--that leads to the province of Girona and the Costa Brava.

After four amazing days, the Eastside Culture Crawl, which ran from November 20 to 23 this year, has ended. Here are a few photos from attendees, which saw over 400 artists open their studios to the public.

Find more photos from the weekend here: Images from the Eastside Culture Crawl.

Taking pride of place on the coffee table next to The Secret and Bill Cosby’s Fatherhood, Graphic Thrills has provided countless hours of engaged family reading time for myself, the wife, and kids.

Robin Bougie’s boutique collection of vintage porno movie posters, published earlier this year, is a must-have for anyone who wants a boutique collection of vintage porno movie posters. If that's still not enough, then the author will be at the Fox Cabaret on Tuesday (November 25) to present an evening of classic XXX trailers, curated, like the book, from his private collection.

It’ll be nice if some of the old regulars make it out for this one.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed New West-bred rock 'n' roller Johnny de Courcy at Neptoon Records. Sarah Fawcett was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Johnny de Courcy at Neptoon Records on November 22, 2014. Thanks Sarah.

Sunday (November 23) marked a fourth consecutive day of arrests on Burnaby Mountain.

Among demonstrators opposing Kinder Morgan’s plans to run an oil pipeline through the area are two of the grandchildren of.

The Canadian Videogame Awards were handed out in Toronto on Friday (November 21) for 2013 and 2014.

(I was a member of the jury for both years, it should be noted.)

Montreal’s Ubisoft was the big winner, taking home the awards for Game of the Year in both years, for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag in 2013 and Watch_Dogs in 2014. (The full list of winners is below.) 

Friday night I stopped what I was doing in a Fairview back alley to take a panoramic photograph of an old apartment building—one of the many stucco-clad, three-storey walk-ups that replaced a lot of single family homes after the Second World War.

People may now take these old buildings for granted, but I think they should be appreciated for whatever is good and unique about them while they still exist.

For instance, what I especially like about this building is the use of vertical and horizontal strips of window. The limited amount of glass is artfully arranged in keeping with the modernist aesthetics of the day—they still did this back in the 1950s and 1960s. Buildings weren’t completely divorced from contemporary culture until the late 1970s.

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.

This weekend, ski and snowboard season officially opened at Whistler Mountain.

Blackcomb will be ready on Thursday (November 27).

For those wondering about the conditions, check out the photos above and below.

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