Over the past eight years, the
Georgia Straight has woven itself into my identity.
So it is with mixed feelings that I awoke today—my last day as web editor and technology editor at the
On one hand, I’m going to miss working alongside the amazing staff of this alt-weekly newspaper. On the other, I’m excited about exploring new opportunities in media and communications.
Naturally, this day has me in a reflective mood.
Looking back, the feature stories that I enjoyed writing the most focused on
controversial attempts to remove land from B.C. parks, First Nations’ treaty talks, long-distance hiking trails, gender issues, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and outdoor programs for marginalized women and at-risk students.
However, judging by my most-read articles, you seemed to prefer blog posts about
unfollowing people on Twitter, MP Wai Young and the birth of #CPCJesus, the Sea to Summit Trail, sandwich tokens, and marijuana being mailed to Christy Clark.
One thing I’ve loved about being a journalist is all the
photo opportunities that come with the job.
So, as a parting gift, I offer you one last listicle.
Here’s 20 of my favourite photos taken during my time at the
Straight. 1. Hawaii Five-0 B.C. premier Gordon Campbell during an interview at the Georgia Straight offices on April 6, 2009. Stephen Hui 2. Welcome to Vancouver 2010 General Motors Place on February 6, 2010, days before the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Stephen Hui 3. Breaking news The anti-Olympics 2010 Heart Attack protest left smashed windows at the Bay on February 13, 2010. Stephen Hui 4. I think they got the message An antiracist protest was held to counter a supposed neo-Nazi rally at Braid Station in New Westminster, on March 21, 2010. Stephen Hui 5. Nuthin' but a G thang Premier Gordon Campbell and Mayor Gregor Robertson at the launch of the Pixar Canada studio in Gastown on April 20, 2010. Stephen Hui 6. The flag, the flag, the flag is on fire A Canadian flag burned at a G20 solidarity protest in Vancouver on July 4, 2010. Stephen Hui 7. Piece of cake Park board commissioners cut the cake at the official opening of the BMX and mountain bike park at Vanier Park on October 2, 2010. Stephen Hui 8. Going to the birds A spotted towhee sings at Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver on April 22, 2011. Stephen Hui 9. I am Canadian Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff holds a townhall discussion at the Vancouver Alpen Club during the federal election campaign on April 25, 2011. Stephen Hui 10. It's just an Orange Crush NDP Leader Jack Layton holds a campaign rally at First Avenue Studio in Burnaby during the federal election campaign on April 30, 2011. Stephen Hui 11. Hug it out Junior dos Santos hugs Shane Carwin after the main event of UFC 131 at Rogers Arena on June 11, 2011. Stephen Hui 12. Off-duty cop An RCMP officer and a George W. Bush protester talk outside the Surrey Regional Economic Summit at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on October 20, 2011. Stephen Hui 13. Snowmageddon Snow on Arbutus Street in Vancouver on January 18, 2012. Stephen Hui 14. True lies The Season 2 cast of The Real Housewives of Vancouver (Amanda Hansen, Robin Reichman, Ronnie Negus, Jody Claman, Ioulia Reynolds, and Mary Zilba) at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver on January 30, 2013. Stephen Hui 15. Chopped liver Politicians Christy Clark, James Moore, Alice Wong, and Gregor Robertson attend the 40th Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown on February 17, 2013. Stephen Hui 16. Forest fire An off-road buggy burns on the Lost Creek Forest Service Road in the Fraser Valley Regional District on September 7, 2013. Stephen Hui 17. Free Willy Activist Marley Daviduk poses outside the Vancouver Aquarium on April 17, 2014. Stephen Hui 18. First is the worst, second is the best NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe with council candidate Melissa De Genova at a campaign event at Kafka's Coffee and Tea in Vancouver on August 14, 2014. Stephen Hui 19. They may take our trees, but they'll never... Clayoquot Sound veteran Bonny Glambeck gets arrested during a protest to stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area on November 27, 2014. Stephen Hui 20. Have you heard of Katimavik? Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau talks to kids during a photo-op at a campaign event at Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver on August 19, 2015. Stephen Hui