Not many people can say they helped discover the lost remains of an English king who died more than 500 years ago.
But archaeologist Jo Appleby and geneticist Turi King can make just such a claim.
The two experts were part of the team that found the skeleton of Richard III—who was killed in battle in 1485—buried in a car park in Liecester, England.
The team concluded the remains belonged to Richard III based on evidence including a DNA link between the bones and the descendants of the monarch’s family.
Appleby and King, both from the University of Liecester, will deliver a presentation about their roles in the discovery in Vancouver on Tuesday (May 14) at 7:15 p.m.
Mother’s Day may have just passed, but several Vancouver retailers are already looking ahead to Father’s Day in June. The Harry Rosen store in Pacific Centre (700 West Georgia Street) will be hosting a Fred Perry polo event on Saturday (May 18) from 2 to 6 p.m.
Fred Perry is a British heritage brand named after the tennis star of the same name. The label, which includes men’s, women’s, and children’s collections, launched in the 1940s with a simple sweatband and quickly expanded to include other sports-inspired clothing, such as pique polo shirts, track jackets, tennis shoes, and more.
Shoppers who purchase a Fred Perry polo shirt ($85 to $115) during the event will receive free monogramming—perfect for impressing dad with a customized clothing piece on Father’s Day.
With the NDP poised to win tomorrow's provincial election, the B.C. Liberals' redbaiting has begun in earnest.
A reporter with Black Press—whose owner's face graces the B.C. Liberal platform—has just quoted an astonishing claim by veteran B.C. Liberal MLA Mike de Jong.
According to de Jong, the NDP's "dream" bears a remarkable resemblance to the Bolivarian revolution advanced by recently deceased Venezuelan socialist president Hugo Chavez.
De Jong based this outlandish allegation on ideas coming out of an NDP provincial council meeting.
Raising a red scare is part of a last-minute B.C. Liberal scheme to convince voters that the NDP has a secret agenda to take the province on a Trotskyite turn after the election.
If a new survey is any indication, the average American loves Adele, has no idea who Skrillex is, and can’t fucking stand that horrid Stratford shitheel Justin Bieber.
Public Policy Polling asked 571 U.S. citizens across the States to weigh in on high-profile pop stars, getting them to rate chart-toppers on a likeability scale. Once considered the most squeaky clean teen idol sensation this side of Donny Osmond, Bieber didn’t fare well, as 54 percent of those polled gave him the thumbs down, with 20 percent dubbing him likeable. Evidently you can’t show up three hours late for concerts, bolt offstage before shows are over, and suggest that Anne Frank would have been a “Belieber” without making folks want to punch out your lights.
Leaders make final push On the last day of the provincial election campaign, B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark will campaign in the Lower Mainland, including a stop in Vancouver-Point Grey, and on Vancouver Island. NDP Leader Adrian Dix will campaign for 24 hours in numerous communities, including late-night stops at the Gate Gourmet restaurant in Richmond and the Naam Restaurant in Kitsilano.
Concerned Citizens of B.C. vanishes The shadowy group that spent vast amounts of money on ads attacking NDP Leader Adrian Dix has pulled down its website and shut down its Twitter account.
The 2013 Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt ended its tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on May 10, 2013.
Here are a selection of photos from the evening from photographer Andrew Chin.
Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut aboard the International Space Station, has already proved his ability to take incredible photographs of Earth from orbit, lead sing-alongs with school children, and tweet William Shatner from space. Now the spaceman has also shown he can sing and strum his own solid, zero-gravity rendition of one of David Bowie’s greatest tunes.
Complete with footage of Hadfield and his guitar floating around the space station, this cover of "Space Oddity" marks what is believed to be the first music video recorded in space.
Every week, WOWtv—Canada’s first 24/7 HD digital channel in Chinese—sits down with the Georgia Straight to discuss the topics of the day.
Here's May 12's report.
Food and lifestyle writer Michelle da Silva gives us the lowdown on some food events not to be missed in Vancouver this week as well as recent Straight food coverage.
Catch the Georgia Straight's weekly TV show on WOWtv (channel 562, which is included in the basic Telus package) on Sundays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.