Vancouver Observer

Stories posted by the Vancouver Observer team based on news releases or quick posts on breaking news.

BC Cancer Agency launches digital mammography vehicles to serve women in rural and remote areas

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Canadian women. In fact, according to the BC Cancer Agency, in 2015 an estimated 3,400 women were diagnosed with the disease in the...

Linda Solomon Wood on why she started Vancouver Observer

Why did you start Vancouver Observer? I saw an opportunity in Vancouver for a new publication, a publication that would reflect the depth of the city.  Although there were many great writers and...

Linda Solomon Wood on a Bloomberg presidential bid

What do you think of Bloomberg's intimation he may run for president? I think it's a terrible idea.  The last time we had a strong third party candidate in a presidential race it was Ralph Nadar...

Miley Cyrus spoke out to protect these wolves' lives

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were re-engaged today, and while some fans may think the Hunger Games star is her only love interest, Cyrus actually has a passion for animals as well. Last fall Cyrus...
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Linda Solomon Wood on why she started National Observer

Starting a national online news site is a big undertaking. Why did you get into this? LSW:  I got into it because our coverage of energy and the environment here on Vancouver Observer had gotten...

European salmon virus present in B.C. wild salmon, study claims

A study with 'first published evidence that a European variant of the infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is present in British Columbia is extremely disturbing,' a news release from the Ahousaht...

Education Minister responds to teachers' court action

Education Minister Mike Bernier made a public statement following a Supreme Court decision to grant the B.C. Teachers Federation leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in their court...

David Bowie and Goh Poh Seng: the rock star and the poet

Vancouver-based poet, artist and filmmaker Kagan Goh wrote a message on Facebook remembering how late rock legend David Bowie showed humility during a rock concert in Singapore, where Goh's father,...

B.C. extends public consultation on grizzly and wolf hunt until January 31

The B.C. government has extended its public feedback period from December 31st, 2015 to January 31st, 2016, for two proposals to increase wolf and grizzly bear killing in the Peace Region, Kootenays...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits near Victoria, felt across Metro Vancouver

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story reported the earthquake as 5.1 magnitude, according to initial information from the federal Earthquakes Canada agency. The number has been changed to 4.9...