Two Years Later, Some Local Marijuana Shops Continue to Flout the Law

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This and 4 other not-to-miss stories from the Vancouver Courier!

1. Two years later, 57 marijuana shops continue to flout law

It’s been two years since city council adopted new rules to reduce the number of illegal marijuana dispensaries. So far 10 have been issued licences, 41 have either closed or no longer sell weed, while 57 shops remain open, racking up fines in the process.

2. Straight outta North Grandview-Woodland

According to SOCAN, there are more new songwriters, musicians and music publishers in the North Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood than anywhere else in Canada. Local indie group Supermoon explains why that might be.

3. Young minds inspire Little Mountain illustrated book

A new illustrated book filled with coconut pigs, marshmallow heroes and pet sausages draws inspiration from the young minds who live in the Little Mountain neighbourhood.

4. Knit happens when yarn bombers spread the love

Vancouver’s “grandma graffiti” movement got its knit together for International Yarm Bombing Day this past weekend.

5. Hawaiian pizza inventor remembered fondly despite his hideous creation

The Courier’s cultural critiquing column Kudos & Kvetches issues a touching eulogy for the Canadian man who invented the Hawaiian pizza, which (true story) is the worst pizza ever invented.

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