The Canadian Press Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/6836 en William and Kate to visit vineyard, university on Okanagan leg of royal tour http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/william-and-kate-visit-vineyard-university-okanagan-leg-royal-tour The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit a university and get a taste of British Columbia's culinary scene Tuesday on their visit to Kelowna, B.C. William and Kate will begin the next leg of...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/william-and-kate-visit-vineyard-university-okanagan-leg-royal-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:51:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23057 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Prince William and Kate to meet with First Nations, tour Central Coast region http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/prince-william-and-kate-meet-first-nations-tour-central-coast-region Prince William and his wife Kate will be surrounded by British Columbia's natural beauty and experience indigenous culture on Monday with a trip to pristine rainforest in the Central Coast region....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/prince-william-and-kate-meet-first-nations-tour-central-coast-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News BC Kate Middleton Prince William Yukon Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:19:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23051 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Saskatchewan, B.C., toughen deposit requirements for cleanup of oil and gas wells http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/saskatchewan-bc-toughen-deposit-requirements-cleanup-oil-and-gas-wells Companies buying energy assets in Saskatchewan and British Columbia are facing higher deposit costs for environmental remediation after a precedent-setting court case in Alberta that dealt with...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/saskatchewan-bc-toughen-deposit-requirements-cleanup-oil-and-gas-wells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News BC cleanup oil and gas wells Saskatchewan Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:58:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23047 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com B.C. numbers show drops in foreign property buyers since targeted tax http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-numbers-show-drops-foreign-property-buyers-targeted-tax Property purchase data released today by British Columbia's Finance Ministry indicates a stampede by prospective foreign buyers to avoid paying a 15 per cent tax in the days before the Aug. 2... News BC real estate Foreign buyers tax Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:42:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23045 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vacation over for pair of grizzlies caught on remote island in B.C. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vacation-over-pair-grizzlies-caught-remote-island-bc A nearly week-long holiday of swimming and munching on berries has come to an end for two grizzly bears that have been caught on a tiny island just off the north-east tip of Vancouver Island. Village...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vacation-over-pair-grizzlies-caught-remote-island-bc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Alert Bay grizzlies Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:23:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23044 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Advocacy group calls for body cameras after police-dog mauls bystander http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/advocacy-group-calls-body-cameras-after-police-dog-mauls-bystander A legal advocacy group in British Columbia is demanding that dog handlers with the Vancouver Police Department wear body cameras after a bystander was mauled earlier this week. Doug King of Pivot... News Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:03:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23042 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Lawsuit seeks class action to halt B.C.'s 15 per cent tax on foreign purchasers http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/lawsuit-seeks-class-action-halt-bcs-15-cent-tax-foreign-purchasers Foreign home buyers forced to pay a new levy imposed by the British Columbia government are fighting for their money back and to have the fee declared invalid through a proposed class-action lawsuit...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/lawsuit-seeks-class-action-halt-bcs-15-cent-tax-foreign-purchasers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News foreign purchasers tax Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:13:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23039 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com B.C., Washington state tout tech ties as politicians ready for re-election bids http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-washington-state-tout-tech-ties-politicians-ready-re-election-bids The heads of British Columbia and Washington state say investing in an innovation corridor between the two jurisdictions will bolster state-of-the-art research efforts, which they predict will one...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-washington-state-tout-tech-ties-politicians-ready-re-election-bids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News BC Vancouver tech industry Washington State Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:43:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23034 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Alberta gas producer joins forces with B.C. LNG export project developer http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/alberta-gas-producer-joins-forces-bc-lng-export-project-developer A northwestern Alberta natural gas producer dismayed by Canada's "grossly oversupplied" gas market is investing in a company that has vowed to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal on...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/alberta-gas-producer-joins-forces-bc-lng-export-project-developer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Sarita Bay Seventh Generation Steelhead LNG Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:36:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23031 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Sprinklers at Vancouver's library go off after shooting of 'Supergirl' TV series http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/sprinklers-vancouvers-library-go-after-shooting-supergirl-tv-series Supergirl may be able to use her superpowers to solve problems on TV, but it was the show's crew and Vancouver firefighters who jumped into action when fire sprinklers went off at the city's main... 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