The Canadian Press Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/6836 en TransCanada releases dollar figures behind Keystone XL http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/10/transcanada-releases-dollar-figures-behind-keystone-xl TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has stepped up its publicity campaign for the politically charged Keystone XL pipeline, releasing a detailed breakdown of where the $7-billion project would create 20,000... http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/10/transcanada-releases-dollar-figures-behind-keystone-xl#comments News Albertan oil sands Keystone XL oil pipieline oil sands tar sands TransCanada Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:47:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10319 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Conservatives defend calling Northern Gateway pipeline activists 'foreign radicals' http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/09/conservatives-defend-calling-northern-gateway-pipeline-activists-foreign Environmentalists are calling federal government accusations against anti-pipeline activists 'appalling' and a 'hyperbolic rant' - leading to some back-pedalling today.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/09/conservatives-defend-calling-northern-gateway-pipeline-activists-foreign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/09/conservatives-defend-calling-northern-gateway-pipeline-activists-foreign#comments News Conservatives Dogwood Initiative Elizabeth May Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline environmentalists Green Party Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver oil sands oilsands Prime Minister Stephen Harper tar sands tarsands Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:02:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10314 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com B.C. activist undaunted by fish farm industry defamation lawsuit http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/2012/01/09/bc-activist-undaunted-fish-farm-industry-defamation-lawsuit Being sued for defamation by the fish farm industry has not deterred one prominent environmental activist, who vows to continue his fight.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/2012/01/09/bc-activist-undaunted-fish-farm-industry-defamation-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/sustainability/2012/01/09/bc-activist-undaunted-fish-farm-industry-defamation-lawsuit#comments Environment aquaculture David Sutherland Don Staniford environmental activism environmentalists fish farming fish farms lawsuit Mainstream Canada salmon farming wild salmon Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:10:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10311 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Conservatives' most wanted 'war criminals' list stymies government efforts http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/09/conservatives-most-wanted-war-criminals-list-stymies-government-efforts Conservative plans to catch and deport alleged 'war criminals' in Canada have backfired as the untried suspects may be blocked from leaving at all.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/09/conservatives-most-wanted-war-criminals-list-stymies-government-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/09/conservatives-most-wanted-war-criminals-list-stymies-government-efforts#comments News Canada Border Service Agency canada's most wanted CBSA civil liberties Conservatives human rights migrant justice minister of immigration jason kenney Prime Minister Stephen Harper war crimes war criminals Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:29:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10308 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Lululemon founder Chip Wilson steps down from management, will stay on board http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/2012/01/06/lululemon-founder-chip-wilson-steps-down-management-will-stay-board Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL) says its founder Chip Wilson will leave the management team at the Vancouver-based retailer at the end of the month. Wilson, who founded the trendy athletic and... http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/2012/01/06/lululemon-founder-chip-wilson-steps-down-management-will-stay-board#comments Money Lululemon-Founder trendy yoga clothes yoga clothes Sat, 07 Jan 2012 05:39:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10279 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The safest heli ski guides have expertise and backbone http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/ski-bc/2012/01/06/safest-heli-ski-guides-have-expertise-and-backbone When blinding sun strikes alpine snow in British Columbia backcountry, the enthusiasts strapping on high-end ski goggles will describe the mood as transcendent. Until, of course, they chopper up to...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/ski-bc/2012/01/06/safest-heli-ski-guides-have-expertise-and-backbone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/ski-bc/2012/01/06/safest-heli-ski-guides-have-expertise-and-backbone#comments Ski B.C. Sports cat skiing heli-ski heli-ski BC heli-ski guides Heli-Ski-Avalanche heliport skiing ski BC tourism BC Vancouver area skiing Sat, 07 Jan 2012 05:26:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10278 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mediocre economy adds 17,500 jobs, but ranks of unemployed reach 1.4 million http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/business/2012/01/06/mediocre-economy-adds-17500-jobs-ranks-unemployed-reach-14-million Job creation in Canada resumed again last month after two straight setbacks, but details in the latest labour report pointed to an economy struggling to achieve lift, particularly in the country's...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/business/2012/01/06/mediocre-economy-adds-17500-jobs-ranks-unemployed-reach-14-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/business/2012/01/06/mediocre-economy-adds-17500-jobs-ranks-unemployed-reach-14-million#comments Business joblessness in Canada Ontario employment Statistics Canada Sat, 07 Jan 2012 05:20:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10276 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Court rules Ontario $50 billion lawsuit against tobacco companies can proceed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/business/2012/01/06/court-rules-ontario-50-billion-lawsuit-against-tobacco-companies-can &nbsp;The Ontario government has scored a victory in its ongoing battle to recoup $50 billion in health-care costs from tobacco companies. The province launched a lawsuit against a group of 14...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/business/2012/01/06/court-rules-ontario-50-billion-lawsuit-against-tobacco-companies-can" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/business/2012/01/06/court-rules-ontario-50-billion-lawsuit-against-tobacco-companies-can#comments Business lawsuits against tobacco companies Ont-Tobacco-Lawsuit Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act tobacco deaths Sat, 07 Jan 2012 04:35:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10275 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Wacky office games used as morale boosters in prime minister's department http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/06/wacky-office-games-used-morale-boosters-prime-ministers-department Several hundred of the prime minister's staff donned full combat gear, visited a fake Afghan village, and sucked on name tags using straws in a zany day of games meant to build morale. Loosely based... http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/06/wacky-office-games-used-morale-boosters-prime-ministers-department#comments News Amazing Race Harper-Office-Antics Privy Council Raymond Rivet Wayne Wouters Sat, 07 Jan 2012 04:14:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10273 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Another female Mountie alleges sexual harassment on the job http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/06/another-female-mountie-alleges-sexual-harassment-job Another female Mountie alleges sexual harassment on the job (RCMP-Harassment)et another female Mountie is alleging she was sexually harassed by a male colleague and that his superiors did not...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/06/another-female-mountie-alleges-sexual-harassment-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2012/01/06/another-female-mountie-alleges-sexual-harassment-job#comments News Baldev (David) Singh Bamra Const. Karen Katz police RCMP-Harassment Sat, 07 Jan 2012 04:11:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 10272 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com