Cash Crunch: Vancouver’s Affordable-Housing Crisis

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Welcome to another issue of the Georgia Straight.
This week, the Straight's online and print editions take a closer look at Vancouver's affordable-housing crisis; plus urban living ideas, fall books, and musicians Angélique Kidjo and Carolyn Mark.

Don't forget to check out Straight.com for daily news and views on everything Vancouver.

Toronto bankers put the squeeze on Vancouver real-estate developers
Financiers have upped the ante for developers, which may have an impact on the city's plan to boost the supply of homes.
/ News

Urban living: terrariums, rustic accessories, indoor gardens, and more
Warm up fall rooms with cool new terrariums, rustic accessories, and indoor herb-growers; plus a look back at midcentury architecture and a peek at this year's Home Show.
/ Style

Fall books: Martin Amis, Emily Schultz, Rawi Hage, Writers Fest, and more
Acclaimed novelist Martin Amis talks about his new book, Lionel Asbo; plus Emily Schultz, Rawi Hage, and the season's most adventurous cooking.
/ Books

Angélique Kidjo travels to Benin and back again
Angélique Kidjo is based in New York and performs around the world, but her West African roots are still her biggest inspiration.
/ Arts

Carolyn Mark knows it isn't always time to party
Carolyn Mark is known for her raucous humour, but her latest batch of songs hints at her darker side.
/ Music

Christopher Walken keeps it quirky in Seven Psychopaths
In Seven Psychopaths, Christopher Walken plays a dognapper who poaches the wrong pooch.
/ Movies

 

Things to do

Music Bob Dylan & His Band
Rogers Arena
OCT
12
Sports Vancouver Giants vs. Seattle Thunderbirds
Pacific Coliseum
OCT
12
Music Arts Angélique Kidjo
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
OCT
13
Theatre Master Class
Granville Island Stage
To OCT
27
Et Cetera Vancouver Home + Design Show
B.C. Place Stadium
OCT
11-14

 

Comment of the Week

Re: "B.C. medical insurance to cover phalloplasty for transgender men"

I'd like to point out that Phalloplasty for cisgendered (i.e. non-trans) men has been covered for decades. If you lost your dick in an accident or to cancer or whatever, MSP would rebuild it. Now the very same surgery is available to trans guys. It's about equality. [read story]
> Submitted by Amy Fox, 2012-10-09 15:38

 

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