Vancouver Observer

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

Rapid transit station. Canadian Press photo

Surprising results of metro Vancouver transit referendum released today

Opponents' winning vote by a generous majority sends a strong message to BC Liberals.

BC’s Leisure Travellers Choose Stanley Park and Tofino as Best Places

BC leisure travellers are more likely to say they are considering a trip within their home province in the next year.

Eastside food hub project evolves into Harvest Community Foods

Whether in a single-serving bowl or a week's worth in a box, Chef Andrea Carlson connects communities through garden-fresh food.
A Liberal government would put a price on carbon pollution, says Trudeau

A Liberal government would put a price on carbon pollution, says Trudeau

His government would reopen the Kitsilano Coast Guard station next to English Bay, a promise that NDP Leader Tom Mulcair also made.
Crowds wave the red-and-white at a Canada Day parade in downtown Vancouver.

Biggest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa at Canada Place

Nurturing nationalism: Free concerts, pick-up street hockey, a public-participatory parade and fireworks are all part of the package.

Open Letter to the Minister of Health re: September 2012 firings

As human judgment is highly susceptible to bias, evidence-based decision‐making depends on reviews that are independent of financial and organizational influence.
Audrey Siegl addresses the Shell oil rig platform. Greenpeace photo

Local artist-activist confronts Shell Arctic drill rig off Vancouver Island

Swimmers also occupy the waters and Greenpeace vessel attempts to intercepts the Shell oil rig off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Christy Clark yoga on the bridge project cancelled

Bridge to nowhere

Christy Clark's focus on costly yoga adventure on National Aboriginal Day created overwhelming backlash
Morocco, poverty, social change, film, reel causes, premiere, circus

Film night supports young artists and social change

Reel Causes hosts exclusive preview of Pirates of Salé in support of ArtQuake and social causes through film.
Barnard Harbour, in the Great Bear Rainforest. Photo by Dogwood Initiative

BC gov't invites letters on Great Bear Rainforest land use

The Province has put the call out for written public input on the proposals and the potential for new biodiversity, mining and tourism areas (BMTAs), by Aug. 10, 2015.