If we want to stop violence against women, it makes sense to educate youth about this widespread problem.

That's what Battered Women’s Support Services does with its YOUth Ending Violence program, which puts on workshops at schools and community centres.

Earlier this month, BWSS launched a crowdfunding campaign called One Future Without Violence. The nonprofit is seeking to raise $10,000 by October 20 on Indiegogo.

On Indiegogo, BWSS states:

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Canadian rock band Big Wreck at the Commodore. Kattia Woloshyniuk was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Big Wreck at the Commodore Ballroom on September 25, 2014. Thanks Kattia.

Langara College’s Studio 58 presents the world premiere of Kosmic Mambo, a space-aged retelling of the "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". Performances take place October 2 to 19 at Studio 58 (100 West 49th Avenue).

Created by David Mackay and directed by Wendy Gorling and Mackay, Kosmic Mambo is a non-verbal movement piece loosely based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem. Set during the end of the American/Russion space race, Kosmic Mambo tells a fictitious story of the USSR’s failed attempt to send six cosmonauts to Mars in response to America’s successful moon landing.

Yesterday (September 25), the City of Vancouver announced it is moving to dismantle a homeless camp that’s occupied Oppenheimer Park since mid-July.

Roughly 100 tents remain there as a demonstration of the need for more affordable housing in Vancouver. That’s down from a peak of nearly 200 tents that the Straight counted in mid-August.

Since the city revealed that it has given campers until Monday to vacate the area, people have asked where the campers are going to go.

In August, we shared a video showing a drone flying around condo buildings in the so-called Crosstown area of downtown Vancouver.

Now a Vancouverite has been unnerved by another sighting of an unmanned aerial vehicle near David Lam Park in Yaletown.

Twitter user Jo Nugus posted the above photo last night (September 25) just after 11 p.m.

She called the drone "creepy" and urged Vancouver police to investigate.

Yesterday AC/DC announced on its website that it would be releasing a new album, Rock or Bust, on December 2. The band also made it known that founding rhythm-guitarist Malcolm Young would no longer be performing with the group, as he had fallen ill with an undisclosed condition.

Now comes word that Young, 61, has been admitted into a nursing home in Sydney, Australia, suffering from dementia.

Veteran broadcaster Shushma Datt has rebranded her Burnaby-based radio station.

RJ1200, a South Asian Top 40 music station, will become Spice Radio on Monday (September 29).

"I love that name," Datt told the Georgia Straight by phone. "We're changing the name of our station and the format of our station."

She explained that her show from 2 to 3 p.m. will move to the 8 to 10 a.m. timeslot Mondays through Fridays.

Datt plans to interview newsmakers. Later in the day, Spice Radio will give TSN Radio some competition by moving onto its traditional turf.

When my friend Jonathan first became homeless he was 18 years old. His parents’ marriage was falling apart and consequently he fell into a pattern of depression and substance abuse. The year was 1971—a census year. Canada’s population was pegged at 21,568,311.

Forty-three years and nearly 14 million additional Canadians later, Jonathan is still homeless, but he’s long since cut back his drug use. Beyond his chronic alcoholism, the only things he abuses anymore are music and my patience.

And now he’s 61 years old—only four years away from being able to retire!

In fact, the provincial government is already encouraging him to apply for his Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement pension.

Brilliant! A Show of Love for Mental Health, an annual fundraiser benefiting St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, takes place on Saturday, September 27, at the Commodore Ballroom at 7 p.m. 

Local designers, stylists, and make-up artists will come together to present a runway show based on this year's theme: inclusion.

At COPE's nomination meeting on September 7, there was a tie for the eighth spot on the municipal party's council slate.

COPE has announced that its members will vote to break the tie between nomination candidates Wilson Munoz and John Yano.

The run-off vote will take place on October 2 at St. James Community Square.

"Members who were eligble to vote on September 7th, 2014 may cast votes. New members must have become members by August 7th to vote at this meeting," a COPE email to party supporters states.

The candidates will give speeches, and the results of the vote are expected at 8 p.m.

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