Vancouver Observer

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

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 (...
Climate change, Road to Paris, Climate change conference, Beyond governments

Beyond governments: saving ourselves from climate change

In part two of his "Road To Paris" series leading up to the Paris 2015 climate summit, Barry Saxifrage tracks the amazing surge in climate leadership— from the Pope's call for global action to even...
Mike Duffy trial, Harper and Senate Scandal, Enbridge, House of Commons

Enbridge dismisses allegations of impropriety with Duffy

Following a National Observer investigation that triggered questions in Parliament about Mike Duffy's relationship to Enbridge and Prime Minister Harper, the company responded on Friday by...
Duffy diary, Canadian politics, Enbridge, Harper government

Duffy backroom conduit between big oil and PM?

At the height of the Harper government's attacks on Northern Gateway pipeline opponents, suspended senator Mike Duffy kept busy in some interesting ways.   Go to the National Observer ...
Webs We Weave, a play written and performed by Vancouver Youth

'Webs We Weave,' a play written and performed by Vancouver youths

It's a merry-go-round of relationships at the strangest 18th birthday party ever. It’s Friday night and Elise is anxiously waiting for her guests to arrive. Caught in a complex web of conflict, loss...

Linda Solomon Wood wins Vancouver Board of Trade Award for Entrepreneurial Innovation

Linda Solomon Wood, the founding publisher of the Vancouver Observer and CEO of Observer Media Group (OMG), has been awarded the Vancouver Board of Trade's 2015 Wendy McDonald...

Mayor's statement on Vancouver fuel spill

Any spill of this nature is met with grave concern by all Vancouver residents, and underscores both the importance of robust oil spill response capacity in our local waters

Justin Trudeau’s Transparency Act: How does it work?

Justin Trudeau’s Transparency Act aims to arm Canadians with more information about what their government does. The bill stands as a rebuke to the secrecy of Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government...