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Apparently people in Vancouver don’t care about theatre. After high-profile protests to keep the debt-laden Vancouver Playhouse alive, the venue’s last show, God of Carnage, drew a dismal crowd, selling just 87 of its 668 seats, The Globe reports.
A Vancouver start-up has launched a new social app titled This is Our Stop – a kind of anonymous digital chalkboard for bus stops that utilizes TransLink’s open data and encourages users to interact online, The Globe reports. Beats the hell out of actually talking to people, I suppose.
New Westminster the new Gastown? As consumers place new value on heritage architecture and urban density, New West’s downtown core is experiencing a revitalization, The Straight reports.
A new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll shows that Canadians are increasingly losing faith in the RCMP, with British Columbia reporting the lowest approval ratings in the nation, The Sun reports. See: Constable Geoff Mantler. See also: Cpl. Benjamin “Monty” Robinson. And for a trip down memory lane, see: The Robert Dziekanski Taser Incident.
BORED AT WORK BONUS: Does this actually work? The 30-second hiccup cure.