Internationally acclaimed Vancouver comedy troupe The Sunday Service hasn’t cancelled a show in 15 years, and even a pandemic can’t stop this chuckle train. Improvisers Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read and Taz VanRassel, along with musical director Emmett Hall, are streaming weekly. Sundays at 9 p.m. on YouTube; pay what you can
While the real deal is sidelined for safety, the Polygon Gallery chronicles local hockey with its online exhibit The Canucks: A Photo History of Vancouver’s Team. From black-and-white huddles to yellowing player cards to full-colour snapshots, this collection provides an intimate look at the franchise and its management and fans from the 1950s onward.
No one can accuse Jeff Booth of being afraid to speak his mind. The entrepreneur, who co-founded Vancouver building supplies e-tailer BuildDirect, penned his first book on a controversial topic. In The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation Is the Key to an Abundant Future, he argues that, in an economy dependent on “easy credit” and ripe for replacing people with AI, the only way forward is to accept deflation as inevitable and plan for it. Booth probably didn’t see a global pandemic coming, but the need for an economic restart has instantly made some of his ideas more compelling. Stanley Press 234 pages, paperback, $21.73