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Announcing the 2016 Public Market Pick of the Fringe

 Vancouver just can’t get enough Fringe Theatre—that’s why there are Fringe holdovers after the Festival! From September 21 through 25, the Public Market Pick of the Fringe will be held at...

National Observer makes shortlist for Canada's best news site

National Observer is shortlisted along with Toronto Star, CBC News, CTV News, and CTV News Calgary for Canadian Online Publisher Association's (COPA) prestigious 2016 award for 'Best News Website'....

Vancouver poised to take next steps on empty homes tax

Vancouver is on track to implement a tax on empty and underutilized homes before the end of the year, Council will hear next week. The proposed tax targets Vancouver’s known 10,800 empty homes,...

Great Bear Rainforest to receive special designation

As part of their upcoming Royal Tour, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will officially endorse the Great Bear Rainforest under The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative,...

Hundreds enjoy tai chi on Vancouver's sunny waterfront

More than 300 practitioners of Taoist Tai Chi® arts gathered on Vancouver's busy waterfront on Saturday to show hundreds of residents and tourists how they stay healthy and flexible. On a...

Vancouver artist explores the impact of cellphones on our lives

Do you check your cellphone before you get out of bed in the morning?

YVR 2037 project shows colourful visions of the future for Vancouver's airport

Vancouver's YVR airport is mapping out what it wants to look like in the year 2037, and is seeking public input. Already, in collaboration with futurist Nikolas Badminton, the airport has been...
Wayde Compton, one of the finalists for the 2016 Vancouver Book Awards

2016 City of Vancouver Book Award finalists announced

Three books that reflect Vancouver's unique character, culture, and history have been selected as finalists for the 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award. The 28th annual City of Vancouver Book Award...

Ex-conservation officer who refused to kill bear cubs is running for office

Bryce Casavant, the 33-year-old former conservation officer who made national headlines after refusing an order to kill two black bear cubs, is running as an NDP nominee in Courtney — Comox. ...
New street recycling pilot program launched in the West End

Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End

Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier.  Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and...