With last summer now only a distant memory, many hikers are setting their sights on lower objectives.

One satisfying, lesser-known destination on Vancouver’s North Shore is the West Knob on Black Mountain.

Last weekend, I hiked to this viewpoint—which lies inside Cypress Provincial Park—via the Whyte Lake, Baden-Powell, and Donut Rock trails in West Vancouver.

What do you get that Rolling Stones in your life who has everything?

And by everything, we’re talking a gram of coke cut with the ashes of Keith Richards’s dad, photographic proof that Mick Jagger does indeed have a tiny todger, and three original Ronnie Wood paintings.

With Christmas officially on the horizon, gift shoppers might want to place their advance order for a handsomely priced new coffee table book titled The Rolling Stones. The book’s publisher, Taschen, has announced that 1,600 limited edition copies of the 500-plus page book will be made available this December to those with more money than sense.

When I was a kid, a long weekend often meant a chance to go to the U.S. for a bit of cross-border shopping. My family would drive down to Bellingham and wander what felt like a cavernous Bellis Fair Mall, or we’d drive a little further to Seattle and window-shop downtown.

I remember the excitement I felt when I discovered Old Navy—“It’s like Gap, but cheaper!”—and how I pined for an Abercrombie & Fitch rugby tee as a teenager (It was the early 2000s). I recall roaming the neon aisles of Target, and marveling at a swish department store called Nordstrom.

Vision Vancouver has responded to NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe's pledge to disclose his party's campaign donors' list by next Friday (November 7).

Mayoral incumbent Gregor Robertson announced that Vision will beat the NPA to it by revealing "a list of its campaign donors" this weekend.

"Releasing the list of donors supporting our campaign is just one more way Vision Vancouver is running a positive and transparent campaign, while the NPA’s Kirk LaPointe has repeatedly refused to even release a fully-costed platform," Robertson said in a news release.

Vancouverites got their first taste of American cosmetics emporium Sephora when the U.S. chain opened in Pacific Centre back in 2009. Starting Friday (October 31), beauty junkies will have a second location to get their fix when Sephora opens at 1045 Robson Street.

The new shop will not only be Sephora’s new Vancouver flagship location, but—at 8,600 square feet—it will also hold the title of being the largest Sephora store in Canada.

Sephora Robson will offer more than 200 makeup, skincare, fragrance, and haircare brands.

Non-Partisan Association mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe has committed to releasing the party's list of campaign donors by next Friday (November 7).

Until now, LaPointe had rebuffed calls for the NPA to do so.

“I have said transparency is my policy hill to die on and so it is only right that our party follows through and discloses our campaign donor list before the election," LaPointe stated in a news release today (October 30).

“I challenge Gregor and Vision and all opponents to do the same if they really care about openness at City Hall.”

Stay tuned for the inevitable Vision Vancouver attack news release.

By themselves, there’s little to distinguish many of the Fairview neighbourhood’s old three-storey apartment buildings, aside from street addresses and the colour of their latest coat of paint.

But apartment buildings are all about people, inside and out, and people can’t help but leave their unique mark where ever they go.

One Fairview apartment building—a typical “postwar” stucco box with windows all around and doors front and back—stands out from its neighbours in the smallest way: it has an interesting hand-painted “Private Parking” sign.

Undivided Colours: Performance/Symposium takes place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews) and Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street) from November 7 to 9.

Undivided Colours features a collection of dance performances by Canadian and Southeast Asian dance artists Peter Chin, Pichet Klunchun, William Lau, Didik Nini Thowok, and Alvin Erasga Tolentino. Organized by Co.ERASGA, these artists will share their talents in dialogue about their respective dance practices.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed indie-folk rock band from Portland Horse Feathers at the Biltmore. Rachel Ioho was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Horse Feathers at the Biltmore Cabaret on October 29, 2014. Thanks Rachel.

I've seen several people tweet a link to this page showing support declining for Jian Ghomeshi on Facebook in real time.

At time of writing, statistics from the web-based tool Quintly indicated that the dumped CBC host was losing Facebook likes at a rate of over 350 an hour, or around 9,000 likes per day.

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