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

It was as a spectator that I saw the motorcycle parked in the bicycle lane on the southwest corner of the intersection of 8th Avenue and Yukon Street a few days ago.

Had I been using that bicycle lane, I know I would have been sorely tempted to kick the motorcycle over as I was forced to veer left into traffic to get around it.

I’m only saying I would’ve been tempted. Hopefully I would never do such a mean thing. I certainly wouldn’t like it if I owned a motorcycle and someone booted it off its kickstand just because I was an idiot.

The Color Run brands itself the "Happiest 5k on the Planet".

On September 13, the annual paint run touched down in Vancouver.

Photographer Andrew Chin shot these images with a GoPro.

Classic cars and trucks are becoming a common sight in Fairview—more so the farther west you go.

Kitsilano—the next neighbourhood to the west—must be filthy with them.

But in a neighbourhood where the rare and uncommon are commonplace—where it’s nothing to see parking lots full of expensive Land Rovers or Lexuses, or even lines of restored 1950s pickup trucks—a Jaguar E-Type sports car remains a rare and welcome sight.

One of the fastest-looking cars ever built

Thirty years ago today—on Sept. 13, 1984—KISS released its 12th studio album, Animalize. Although it wasn't exactly classic KISS, I do seem to recall thinking that the single "Heaven's On Fire" was alright.

The album was unique in "KISStory", as Gene Simmons might say, because it was the only one to feature guitarist Mark St. John, who replaced Vinnie Vincent in April of '84 but would be forced to leave KISS by November after being diagnosed with Reiter's Syndrome, a severe form or arthritis. St. John died in April of 2007 at age 51 from a brain hemorrhage bought on by an accidental overdose of methamphetamines.

Being a journalist and all, I subscribe to the email lists of the Conservative Party of Canada and other political parties. This means I get super-annoying fundraising emails in my inbox all week long.

Today (September 12), there was something a little different from the Conservatives. The message was from Fred DeLorey, the party's director of political operations.

The email began:


Have you looked at the list of longest serving Prime Ministers lately?

Today, Prime Minister Harper passed Louis St. Laurent, and we want to give you an opportunity to congratulate his hard work over this time.

The email went on: