Vancouver Observer

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

Kinder Morgan Burnaby Mountain protest

Metro Vancouver board votes to oppose Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

The Metro Vancouver regional district will formally oppose Kinder Morgan's proposed twinning of its Trans Mountain oil pipeline after a vote of the board Friday, Jeff Nagel reports in the Surrey...

West Coast Express customers to get Compass Cards in June

New Westminster, BC – TransLink customers who ride West Coast Express are the next group of Metro Vancouver residents to get Compass Cards. Customer outreach teams in the train stations will...

Midnight May 15th is the last day to ask for a transit ballot

You have until midnight on Friday, May 15th to ask for a voting package for the Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation plebiscite. To ask for a package call Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683....

Comic Darren Frost ready to fire up city

Darren Frost is bringing his hilarious R-rated tour to Yuk Yuks Vancouver for one night only, Sunday, May 17th. Arguably the most controversial comedian in the country, the Brantford, Ontario native...

Vancouver police ask public for help after brutal robbery

The Vancouver police took the rare step of releasing the photograph of a robbery victim who suffered life-altering injuries during the incident and who remains in hospital six months later. The...

How the Kochs made a fortune from Canadian oil

National Observer investigative reporter Bruce Livesey wrote the following about his latest story on the billionaire Koch brothers:  Until this past February, I worked as a contracted television...
Canadian media, oil influence, Canadian politics, Linda Solomon Wood

Our Oily Media: Canadaland's Jesse Brown talks to Linda Solomon Wood

How do we free Canadian media from oil-industry influence? Linda Solomon talks to Jesse Brown.
Justin Trudeau

Trudeau bumps past Harper in Nanos poll

The latest Nanos Party Power Index, released on Wednesday, puts the Liberals in first place. The NDP follow in second place, with the Conservatives in third following a six-week slide in...
Mike Duffy trial, Harper and Senate Scandal, Enbridge, House of Commons

Was Duffy Enbridge's pipeline to Harper?

The senator's diary, hastily swiped with black-marker redactions, reveals that Duffy had teleconferences and exchanges with pipeline giant Enbridge—none of which were recorded with the federal...
Energy, Alternative energy, Fossil fuel markets, green energy, Climate change

21st century cage match: cleantech bulls vs. climate bears

Techno-optimists believe innovation can push through any limit — when one thing gets scarce, we’ll replace it with something else. Eco-pessimists point to the unforgiving math of a growing economy (...