Vancouver Observer

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

26th annual Celebration of Light kicks off this weekend

The show starts at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

Performers to come together in support of Keys to the Streets

On Monday July 11, performers will gather at the Woodwards Atrium for Keys to the Streets: Woodwards Summer Jam Session.

Gitga'at First Nation celebrates Federal Court of Appeal victory overturning approval of Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

The Gitga'at First Nation is giving thanks and celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal decision today voiding the former Harper cabinet's approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Gitga'at...

Grandview-Woodland Community Plan released today

This week the City released the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan which lays out how the neighbourhood will grow in the coming years.  At the heart of the plan is a focus on preserving...

Statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson on the Vancouver School Board

The Vancouver School Board was elected by residents of Vancouver to act in the best interest of children and youth in Vancouver’s public schools. Over the past seven years I have seen them serve with...

24 top Vancouver restaurants band together to support Mealshare and stop youth hunger

24 of Vancouver’s top restaurants (full list below) are implementing the local social enterprise program, Mealshare, on July 5th to fight youth hunger. These new restaurants will be joining the...

Vancouver-based 'zoo' TV show targeted for cruelty in PETA ad blitz

CBS-TV's Zoo—which films in Vancouver—is being targeted for cruelty in a massive PETA ad campaign for using captive wild animals.
Allegra Chamber Orchestra

All-female orchestra launches to empower women through music

Allegra Chamber Orchestra's inaugural concert will benefit Music Heals music therapy program
Gregor Robertson and Rueben George

Open Letter from Mayor Gregor Robertson to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Trans Mountain Pipeline: Not Worth The Risk