Vancouver Observer

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

Police involved shooting in East Vancouver leads to fatality

 A 51-year-old man shot by police in East Vancouver earlier this evening has now died, police say. Shortly before 5:00 p.m., police say they received 9-1-1 calls regarding a distraught man...
What's on at the Vancouver Aquarium Nov. 22 – Nov. 28

What's on at the Vancouver Aquarium Nov. 22 – Nov. 28

Ocean Wise Month Contest                             ...
BikeMaps aims to improve cyclist safety

BikeMaps aims to improve cyclist safety

“With only 30 to 40 percent of cycling crash data captured by traditional data sources, BikeMaps represents an important effort to fill data and information gaps,” said Nelson.
Photo of a baby seal at Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre by kcxd

Aquarium Rescue Centre releasing seal pups equipped with satellite tags

The transmitters will provide data about travel patterns and progress of the seals following their release to the Vancouver Aquarium’s veterinary and research teams.
Screenshot from Silence of the Labs

CBC documentary Silence of the Labs screening

"This is an important film that provides a balanced look at the unprecedented shift in federal funding for public science in Canada," says Aqsa Malik.
Canada’s Grandest Rainforest at Risk. Photo by TJ Watt

Canada’s grandest old-growth rainforest at risk from logging, survey tape discovered

One of Canada’s most iconic rainforests is under threat as signs of logging have been discovered in the heart of the Upper Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island.
‘No Harassment Zone’ on transit via survey

Emily Carr students designing ‘No Harassment Zone’ on transit

Emily Carr students seek participants for an anonymous online survey that is intended to assist the researchers in gaining an understanding.
1,006 new child-care spaces coming to BC. Photo by BC Govt

1,006 new child-care spaces coming to BC

“This is a first step toward the 13,000 new licensed spaces the strategy will support over the next eight years," says Stephanie Cadieux.
Fossil Fuel Divest Rally via Flicker commons

"It is wrong for UBC to continue to profit from its investments in fossil fuel companies," faculty says

"We are inspired by our students, who voted overwhelmingly in favour of divestment earlier this year," said UBC professor.
Rental Housing Index shows crisis level of Spending in BC

Rental Housing Index shows crisis level of spending in BC

BC Non-Profit Housing Association launches innovative ‘Rental Housing Index’ that brings crucial rental data to the forefront.