Cathi Atmadjaja Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/2197 en Top 5 Christmas tree farms? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/11/23/top-5-christmas-tree-farms Shopping for Christmas trees can be so much fun, but where to get the best deals and the best trees? Here are five great places we selected last year for you to shop for trees.&nbsp; Check out our...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/11/23/top-5-christmas-tree-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/11/23/top-5-christmas-tree-farms#comments Christmas Season Christmas tree John Oliver High School Lions Club International Charities TREK Outdoor and Environmental Education Program Wed, 24 Nov 2010 01:36:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 5510 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Osaka brings Asian gourmet food to West Van http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/foodsource/2010/11/17/osaka-brings-asian-gourmet-food-west-van Osaka Market opened in West Vancouver this week, bringing a taste of Asian culture to what has been a predominantly white suburb of an ethnically diverse city. The 37,000 square-foot high-end...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/foodsource/2010/11/17/osaka-brings-asian-gourmet-food-west-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/foodsource/2010/11/17/osaka-brings-asian-gourmet-food-west-van#comments Food Source Food Asian food Asian supermarket chain CEO Cindy Lee Dim Sum diversity high-end supermarkets multiculturalism Osaka supermarket Sandra Creighton T&T supermarket West Vancouver Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:07:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 5456 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Campbell's expensive autism center is money misspent, advocates say http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/11/09/campbells-expensive-autism-center-money-misspent-advocates-say In the weeks leading up to the premier's resignation, the Ministry of Health and Education was urgently fast-tracking construction on a 20 million dollar building for children with autism spectrum...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/11/09/campbells-expensive-autism-center-money-misspent-advocates-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/11/09/campbells-expensive-autism-center-money-misspent-advocates-say#comments News Health Politics autism spectrum disorder autistic children BCAAN Dawn Steele Moms on the move POPARD Rich Coleman Sunnyhill Health Center for Children Tom Christensen Wed, 10 Nov 2010 01:34:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 5308 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Dalai Lama gives peace a chance in Toronto http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/advice/2010/10/22/dalai-lama-gives-peace-chance-toronto With simple humour, his Holiness put on his visor, complaining that “the lights are too bright.” He was greeted by the Toronto Tibetan Community with performances. His Toronto visit at the Rogers...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/advice/2010/10/22/dalai-lama-gives-peace-chance-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/advice/2010/10/22/dalai-lama-gives-peace-chance-toronto#comments Advice Canada News World Asia Politics Culture People Dalai Lama XIV Human approaches to world peace tibet Toronto's Rogers Centre Sat, 23 Oct 2010 03:12:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 5140 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Citing national paranoia as her foe, Vancouver activist seeks help for Tamil refugees http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/09/18/citing-national-paranoia-her-foe-vancouver-activist-seeks-help-tamil-refugees Public Safety Minister Vic Toews saw “the [Tamil] Sun Sea passengers as terrorists and criminals,” Leslie Hammond, a refugee activist, said, adding that “his eyesight must be remarkable if he could s<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/09/18/citing-national-paranoia-her-foe-vancouver-activist-seeks-help-tamil-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/09/18/citing-national-paranoia-her-foe-vancouver-activist-seeks-help-tamil-refugees#comments City CSIS Director Fadden David Poopalapillai IRB Leslie Hammond MP James Moore MV Sun Sea passengers St. Catherine's Anglican Church in Port Coquitlam Tamil Refugees Sun, 19 Sep 2010 13:45:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 4823 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Walk Now to raise money for autism research http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2010/08/24/walk-now-raise-money-autism-research Autism is the most common neurological disorder. One in 165 children suffer from it and&nbsp;epidemiological studies show a progressive trend of autism in Canada---60 per 10,000 people suffer from it...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2010/08/24/walk-now-raise-money-autism-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2010/08/24/walk-now-raise-money-autism-research#comments Health autism spectrum disorder developmental disability health and well-being in children intellectual disability Joan B. Beazley neurological disorder Walk Now for Autism Speaks youth and adults with developmental disorders Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:57:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 4705 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Incinerating Metro Vancouver's garbage http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/08/14/incinerating-metro-vancouvers-garbage The lower mainland is no stranger to incinerators. The Waste-to-Energy Facility has been&nbsp;operational&nbsp;(PDF) in South Burnaby since 1988 and has turned approximately 280,000 tonnes of garbage...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/08/14/incinerating-metro-vancouvers-garbage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/08/14/incinerating-metro-vancouvers-garbage#comments Environment Councillor Kerry Jang dioxins released from incinerators Environment Minister Barry Penner LFV Incineration pro-incineration professor I.G. McKendry South Burnaby incinerator Waste-to-Energy Facility Sat, 14 Aug 2010 22:16:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 4568 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Protestor Adam Quirk to use Vuvuzela's sound pollution on BP hq http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/07/06/protestor-adam-quirk-use-vuvuzelas-sound-pollution-bp-hq If Adam Quirk has his way, protestors in London will soon have a new weapon against the British Petroleum Corporation: the Vuvuzela. The Vuvuzela, in case you haven't been watching the World Cup in...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/07/06/protestor-adam-quirk-use-vuvuzelas-sound-pollution-bp-hq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/07/06/protestor-adam-quirk-use-vuvuzelas-sound-pollution-bp-hq#comments News World Europe Opinion Environment People 2010 oil spill disaster Adam Quirk BP London headquarters British Petroleum Company how to contribute to fix the Gulf Coast oil disaster The Gulf Disaster Fund volunteers for vuvuzela attack vuvuzela vuvuzela for BP Wed, 07 Jul 2010 10:24:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 4405 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Che's daughter, Dr. Aleida Guevara, speaks at International Che Guevara Conference at Russian Hall http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/06/28/ches-daughter-dr-aleida-guevara-speaks-international-che-guevara-conference Dr. Aleida Guevara speaking to an audience at the 3rd Annual Che Guevara Conference said respect and solidarity were the two most important qualities in her life. “It is not about giving what you...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/06/28/ches-daughter-dr-aleida-guevara-speaks-international-che-guevara-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/06/28/ches-daughter-dr-aleida-guevara-speaks-international-che-guevara-conference#comments News City People 3rd Annual International Che Guevara Conference 2010 Che Guevara Che's daughter city news Cuba Cuba and Revolutionary Internationalism Cuban leader Cuban revolution Dr. Aleida Guevara Latin America Socialism Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:43:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 4345 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Between the law and the people: BC Compassion Club Society makes a place for medical marijuana http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2010/06/04/between-law-and-people-bc-compassion-club-society-makes-place-medical In&nbsp;2006, 93 percent of Canadians polled nationwide said they approved of medical marijuana.&nbsp;"It's a matter of the law catching up to the society," said Jeet-Kei Leung, Communications...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2010/06/04/between-law-and-people-bc-compassion-club-society-makes-place-medical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2010/06/04/between-law-and-people-bc-compassion-club-society-makes-place-medical#comments Health City Life 420 Canada's marijuana laws BC Compassion Club Bill C-15 Bill S-10 Canada Health cannabis for treating illness Jeet-Kei Leung legislation on marijuana Mark Emery Medical Cannabis medical marijuana penalties for drug use pot Stephen Harper weed Sat, 05 Jun 2010 10:59:00 +0000 Cathi Atmadjaja 4124 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com