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City and Science World kick off emergency preparedness week with a two day event

The City of Vancouver is partnering with Science World to kick off Emergency Preparedness Week with an event open to the public at the TELUS World of Science. The event will feature ...

Year-long charging station program almost fully committed in one month

Electric cars are becoming an increasingly normal part of Vancouver car culture. It's common to see them quietly gliding down city streets, masked by the engine sounds of other, louder cars....

Increasing private surgeries won’t solve B.C.’s waitlist problems: study

Contracting-out more treatment to private clinics is not the answer to British Columbian hospitals' wait-time problem, according a new study. The study, from the Canadian Centre for Policy...

Vancouver installs disaster support hub signs

The City of Vancouver has installed disaster support hub signs at 25 locations across the city. The signs are meant to indicate sites where people can gather following an earthquake. The signs are...

More than 200 musicians to gather in Robson Square for Music Monday

Music Monday, a nationwide event supporting music education, will see more than 200 students led by Dr. Robert Taylor and Dr. Jonathan Girard from the UBC School of Music, perform a mass concert...

City of Vancouver submits Letter of Comment on Kinder Morgan proposal

Vancouver, BC (April 18, 2016) – ‘Downstream’ greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from processing, refining, transporting and consuming oil from an expanded Kinder Morgan pipeline will be ten times...

Second annual Rights and Freedoms March to take place in Vancouver on April 16

The second annual Rights and Freedoms March is taking place in Vancouver on April 2016. The march, sponsored in part by the Vancouver Observer, celebrates the anniversary of Canada's...

We're almost there: 94% funded by 628 backers! Back our reports from the Race Against Climate Change today.

Thanks to readers, National Observer has now raised 94 per cent of its $60,000 goal on Kickstarter for one year of in-depth reporting on climate. If we reach our goal, that means more...
Photo by Jordan Yerman.

In Vancouver, China's 1 percenters are parking their money in cars: New York Times

According to a recent report from The New York Times “Canada has become a top destination for China’s 1 percenters.” The report focuses on the lives and buying habits of the children of these 1...

Vancouver approves "access without fear" policy

Yesterday, City Council approved an "access without fear" policy. This is a big step forward to making our city a more inclusive, welcoming place to live. Access without fear confirms...