John Mackie, The Vancouver Sun

John Mackie

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by John:

Longtime Province writer Kay Alsop dies at 100

Effervescent reporter was loved in the community. → Read More

Kay Alsop still lights up the day at age 100

Former Province writer had long and varied media career. → Read More

Goodbye, Felicia's: Decades of 'never leaving hungry' at East Van restaurant ends with closure

Felicia's closes after decades of 'never leaving hungry' → Read More

This Week in History: 1953 Louis St. Laurent leads the federal Liberals to a record fifth straight victory

Liberals and CCF took 15 of B.C.'s 22 seats, refuting B.C. Premier's prediction of a Social Credit surge → Read More

Vancouver museums and art galleries start reopening next week

Attendance will be limited and tickets sold online so visitors can social distance → Read More

Obituary: Ken Oakes a photographer of rare style who shined for the Sun

Ken Oakes retired from the Vancouver Sun in 1992. But his photos were so distinctive they’re a staple of the newspaper three decades later. → Read More

'I’m still winning': Vancouver music manager Bruce Allen turns 75

Manager has consistently takes acts to stardom, from Bachman-Turner Overdrive to Loverboy, Bryan Adams and Michael Buble → Read More

COVID-19: Zen and the art of bike delivery for Foodora and DoorDash

Tom Pawlak feels good about helping shut-ins during the pandemic. → Read More

Plans to open Playland are on hold due to COVID-19 uncertainty

Opening has been pushed back at least a month, but will be reassessed as conditions evolve. → Read More

This Week in History: 1915: 'Moving pictures' of the First World War hit the Maple Leaf Theatre

Early newsreel or documentary film was made by Chicago Tribune photographer → Read More

A rock-'n'-roll mystery — what happened to the Zeffertt tapes?

Kelly Deyong Sound quietly made reel-to-reel recordings of the shows he did in the '70s and '80s. → Read More

Ray Saunders to clock in for daylight savings duty after life-threatening fall

Eighty-year-old will be supervising an apprentice changing public clocks for the switch to daylight saving time → Read More

Legendary restaurateur John Bishop calls it a career

Pioneer of Pacific Northwest cuisine is closing Bishop's on Aug. 1. → Read More

Kelowna heritage home faces demolition

House is 111 years old, and was once home to a prominent resident. → Read More

This Week in History: 1920 Daylight saving time splits the masses

The controversy over whether to change the clock has raged for a century → Read More

Rare colonial B.C. stamps come home for auction

The 1860 stamps were made in London read "British Columbia and Vancouver's Island" → Read More

This Week in History: 1962 The Wosks unveil their latest West End high-rise

Ben and Morris Wosk built a real estate empire alongside their famous department store chain. → Read More

A neon classic returns at the Hollywood Theatre

At the height of Vancouver’s neon era in the 1940s and ’50s, the city had an estimated 18,000 neon signs. They’re almost all gone. But last week, a Kitsilano neon landmark went back up at 3123 West Broadway — the art deco sign for the Hollywood Theatre. Well, part of the sign, anyway. The 18-foot, nine-inch tall fin that projects up the front of the building is up, but its red neon lettering… → Read More

This Week in History: 1894: Mr. Many Names runs away with a beautiful 18-year-old

The Vancouver World was shocked by Jennie Vincent's attitude → Read More

A Northwest Coast art collection comes home, along with a jade Buddha

Art collection of late entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Houston brought home to B.C. → Read More