Janel Johnson

 Janel Johnson manages Vancouver Observer.  Contact her for editorial and advertising inquiries.

Mexico goaltender Alfredo Talavera

Mexico triumphs over Canada in World Cup qualifier in Vancouver

Vancouver's B.C. Place was a sea of green last night as Mexico fans from all over came to watch their team play Canada in a qualifying match for a spot in the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. An...

Historic win for Melanie Mark in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant byelection

Melanie Mark made history Tuesday by becoming the first First Nations woman elected to the B.C. Legislature. Mark, the NDP candidate in the Vancouver-Mount Pleasant byelection, handily defeated...

It's "Our Turn," says Twitter VP Kirstine Stewart

In a recent stop in Vancouver to promote her book, Our Turn, Kirstine Stewart took a few moments at Roundhouse Radio to talk about her book's premise and the golden era of leadership...

VO-National Observer open house Tuesday Sept. 29

Come by and view photographs by Andrew S. Wright and Mychaylo Prystupa and political illustrations by Victor Juhasz and Geoff Olson.

Canadian Bar Association urges Canadians to march in protest of Bill C-51

As organizers prepare for a day of nation-wide demonstrations against Bill C-51 on Saturday, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) urged Canadians to march in protest against the legislation.  The...

Bomb scare on SkyTrain unconfirmed

An unconfirmed report of a bomb scare on SkyTrain this morning was posted by a reader on online news source reddit. The incident purportedly occurred on the northbound SkyTrain when it pulled into...

City Council votes unanimously to shift city to 100% renewable energy by 2050

City Council made history by voting to support a shift to 100 per cent renewable energy sources, becoming the first city in Canada to take this step.  In the motion, which passed unanimously,...

Cars are so yesterday for young people.

Young people don't need cars: they need better transit.

Getting to 'YES' in the Metro Vancouver Plebiscite

At Waterfront Station Friday morning, Andrea Domagas and her team were on the front lines of the transit plebiscite, asking transit takers to pledge their 'YES' vote in the Metro Vancouver...
Vikram Vij likes the 99 B-Line

See why Vancouver’s Dragon is voting Yes to transit

Transit plebiscite: Vikram Vij's perspective. Star chef says new taxes can be a "pinch" for small business, but this one is worth it.