Fram Dinshaw Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/55 en As marijuana is legalized in two U.S. states, Canadian cannabis watchers react http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/marijuana-legalized-two-us-states-canadian-cannabis-watchers-react “It’s fantastic news, Marc and I are overjoyed, a strong message has been sent that it’s time to legalize marijuana. It means that we should take a new approach ourselves and we will work on a...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/marijuana-legalized-two-us-states-canadian-cannabis-watchers-react" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/marijuana-legalized-two-us-states-canadian-cannabis-watchers-react#comments Politics marijuana legalization U.S. pot legalization referendums Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:34:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 13457 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Cannabis-minded Canadians react to efforts to legalize marijuana in U.S. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/three-us-states-vote-legalizing-marijuana-canadians-wait-baited-breath-0 The peaceful forests, snow-capped peaks and glittering blue lakes of BC’s Kootenays did nothing to soothe the mind of BC Bud Boy, a young dope dealer who was always looking over his shoulder, fearing...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/three-us-states-vote-legalizing-marijuana-canadians-wait-baited-breath-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/three-us-states-vote-legalizing-marijuana-canadians-wait-baited-breath-0#comments Politics BC Bud Boy Control dope dealer Jodie Emery legalize marijuana long-term drug use marc emery marijuana prince of pot Proposition 19 regulate Washington Initiative 502 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 13414 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver punk rockers Childsplay sweep the West with anti-bullying tour http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/vancouver-punk-rockers-childsplay-sweep-west-anti-bullying-tour The Mohican-haired lead singer leaped across the stage, screaming into the mike and slamming on his guitar as his drummer let loose his machine-gun blast beats in the finest traditions of Vancouver...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/vancouver-punk-rockers-childsplay-sweep-west-anti-bullying-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/vancouver-punk-rockers-childsplay-sweep-west-anti-bullying-tour#comments The Scene Culture anti-bullying Bullying Sucks Tour Childsplay Lady Gaga LGBT Madonna Make It Stop Rise Against Vancouver punk rock Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:11:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 13008 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Ed Peekeekoot brings Cree-style country music to the prairies http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2011/10/08/ed-peekeekoot-brings-cree-style-country-music-prairies Luseland Homecoming Hall in Saskatchewan hummed to the sound of native flutes and the strumming of a guitar when Vancouver Island musician Ed Peekeekoot came to town on October 6th to entertain...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2011/10/08/ed-peekeekoot-brings-cree-style-country-music-prairies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2011/10/08/ed-peekeekoot-brings-cree-style-country-music-prairies#comments News Aborginal cuture Canadian country music First Nations culture Sun, 09 Oct 2011 05:27:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 8985 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Dogs in the news http://www.vancouverobserver.com/taxonomy/term/13396/2011/09/08/dogs-news Dog rescuers from the Kindersley area who rescue condemned pets from the States via an ‘Underground Railroad’ of volunteers hit it big after they appeared on Global News Saskatoon in two broadcasts...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/taxonomy/term/13396/2011/09/08/dogs-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/taxonomy/term/13396/2011/09/08/dogs-news#comments Rich Dog-Poor Dog News Life animal shelter Cambria Hankin condemned animals Dhyann Keller dog rescue Netherhill Underground Railroad Winston Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:38:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 8580 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Dog days on the Underground Railroad http://www.vancouverobserver.com/taxonomy/term/13396/2011/08/18/dog-days-underground-railroad The Pomeranian-Keeshound dog was dumped at the Los Angeles shelter by his drug addict owner, and left in a cage for the next few days, before the mentally unstable woman returned to demand the dog...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/taxonomy/term/13396/2011/08/18/dog-days-underground-railroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/taxonomy/term/13396/2011/08/18/dog-days-underground-railroad#comments Rich Dog-Poor Dog Canada Life Cambria Hankin Canadian Border Service Dhyann Keller dog rescue East Valley Shelter pet shelter pomenarian Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:13:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 8338 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canada's Underground Railroad for dogs http://www.vancouverobserver.com/taxonomy/term/13396/2011/08/09/canadas-underground-railroad-dogs Two dogs, one a Jack Russell and the other a Corgi-Chihuahua crossbreed, sat in cramped dark cages, awaiting certain death by lethal injection that would stop their hearts and breathing, their date...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/taxonomy/term/13396/2011/08/09/canadas-underground-railroad-dogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/taxonomy/term/13396/2011/08/09/canadas-underground-railroad-dogs#comments Rich Dog-Poor Dog Life Air Canada animal euthanasia Cambria Hankin Corgi-Chihuahua Dhyann Keller East Valley Shelter euthanized Jack Russell Krista LaFrenier lethal injection Los Angeles medical checkups Netherhill Prairie pooch rescue Ron Emisch Stateside Underground Railroad Veronica Perry Wed, 10 Aug 2011 04:26:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 8246 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver escorts lead leisurely, messed up lives http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/07/06/vancouver-escorts-lead-leisurely-messed-lives Coco Carlson, a high-class escort manager, usually enjoys a relaxed working day. After 10 am she goes online to update her business ads and chat in forums. As the sun sets over the sea outside her...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/07/06/vancouver-escorts-lead-leisurely-messed-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/07/06/vancouver-escorts-lead-leisurely-messed-lives#comments City call girls coco carlson companionship East Side emotional escorts friendship married prostitution PTSD sex trade business STD strip clubs susan davis VPD Wed, 07 Jul 2010 00:56:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 4398 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com California referendum could deal devastating blow to BC's lucrative marijuana export industry http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2010/05/01/california-referendum-could-deal-devastating-blow-bcs-lucrative-marijuana-export British Columbia’s cannabis activists and law enforcement officials are bracing themselves for a political earthquake that’s set to hit California this fall when voters head to the polls to legalize...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2010/05/01/california-referendum-could-deal-devastating-blow-bcs-lucrative-marijuana-export" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2010/05/01/california-referendum-could-deal-devastating-blow-bcs-lucrative-marijuana-export#comments Life 420 BC Marijuana Party cannabis Cannabis Culture Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson HempFest hooch Jody Emery marijuana Marijuana Party Mark Emery pot U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Vancouver Seed Bank weed Sat, 01 May 2010 22:39:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 3807 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouverites Enjoy Flavours of Southern Italy http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/2010-free-events/2010/02/26/vancouverites-enjoy-flavours-southern-italy Visitors get their 2010 Winter Games experience warmed up by the sensual wonders of southern Italy.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/2010-free-events/2010/02/26/vancouverites-enjoy-flavours-southern-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/2010-free-events/2010/02/26/vancouverites-enjoy-flavours-southern-italy#comments 2010 Free Events 2010 Games 2010: Participate culture Italian Chamber of Commerce italian food Yaletown Sat, 27 Feb 2010 07:20:00 +0000 Fram Dinshaw 3282 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com