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

Vancouver Aquarium beluga dies at SeaWorld Theme Park

Nanuq, the whale who sired 6 theme park beluga calves, including 2 born through artificial insemination, is dead. Nanuq got sick, following an interaction with another male beluga, at SeaWorld...
SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows

SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows

Training will focus on effectively communicating scientific research on hot environmental topics
BC to regulate the term “organic”

BC to regulate the term “organic”

All products marketed as “organic” will have to be certified under a provincial or national certification program.
Premier announces additional funding for B.C. mining

Premier announces additional funding for B.C. mine safety and permit process

"we have a significant opportunity to create thousands of jobs by opening new mines and expanding existing ones," says Clark.
Alberta Felon Found Hiding Inside Sofa

Alberta felon found hiding inside sofa

An Alberta felon is now behind bars after he was found hiding inside a sofa in an East Vancouver home, according to a Vancouver Police Department media release. the Vancouver Police Fugitive Unit...
The Gastown steam clock is back

The Gastown steam clock is back [PHOTOS]

9 a.m.  Patiently waiting for the clock to arrive. 9:30 a.m. Running behind schedule. Here it comes.   Safety first.   If you had any doubts, the scene was chaotic (before and...
Government Helps Make BC Fishing Industry Safer, according to Fisheries and Ocea

Government Helps Make BC Fishing Industry Safer, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Federally Financed Program Helps Reduce Fishing Industry Injuries and Deaths, according to a Fisheries and Oceans Canada press release
Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout and Tseycum. Agreement Grace Islet.

First Nations Leadership Council congratulates Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout and Tseycum regarding the purchase of Grace Islet

"The BC Heritage Conservation Act is woefully inadequate in protecting our ancestors’ remains," says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
Aphrodite’s Organic Café is Growing

Aphrodite’s Organic Café is Growing

Aphrodite will be sharing part of the new space with The Green Moustache, a local (Whistler) organic juice bar.
Government acting to save endangered caribou

Government acting to save endangered caribou by shooting wolves

The South Selkirk herd is at high risk of local extinction. Evidence points to wolves being the leading cause of mortality.