The Canadian Press Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/6836 en Snowboarding star Mark McMorris in hospital after backcountry accident http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/snowboarding-star-mark-mcmorris-hospital-after-backcountry-accident An accident on a jump "well within his skill level" in British Columbia's backcountry as has left Canadian snowboarding star Mark McMorris with serious injuries. A medal favourite at next year's...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/snowboarding-star-mark-mcmorris-hospital-after-backcountry-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News back country Mark McMorris Snowboarding Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:07:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23497 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com B.C. appeal court rules against Burnaby in bylaw battle with Trans Mountain http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-appeal-court-rules-against-burnaby-bylaw-battle-trans-mountain A legal battle between the City of Burnaby and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ended with the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruling the National Energy Board can override municipal bylaws...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-appeal-court-rules-against-burnaby-bylaw-battle-trans-mountain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Burnaby Mountain Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:55:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23496 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com NDP stalwart, social activist Margaret Mitchell dies in Vancouver at 92 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/ndp-stalwart-social-activist-margaret-mitchell-dies-vancouver-92 Margaret Mitchell, a former New Democrat MP who became a leading voice in raising awareness about domestic abuse, died Wednesday. She was 92. Mitchell represented the riding of Vancouver East from...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/ndp-stalwart-social-activist-margaret-mitchell-dies-vancouver-92" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News BC NDP East Vancouver Margaret Mitchell Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:09:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23477 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery arrested in Toronto, stores raided http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/marijuana-activists-marc-and-jodie-emery-arrested-toronto-stores-raided Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery have been arrested in Toronto and police are raiding several pot dispensaries associated with the couple. Lawyer Jack Lloyd says the couple was...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/marijuana-activists-marc-and-jodie-emery-arrested-toronto-stores-raided" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Jodie Emery marc emery Marijuana Party prince of pot Fri, 10 Mar 2017 01:44:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23475 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Minister says ride-hailing service Uber will operate in B.C. by end of 2017 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/minister-says-ride-hailing-service-uber-will-operate-bc-end-2017 British Columbia's Liberal government will allow ride-hailing services such as Uber to operate in the province by the end of this year, while introducing initiatives that it says will help the taxi...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/minister-says-ride-hailing-service-uber-will-operate-bc-end-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Lyft ride-hailing Uber Thu, 09 Mar 2017 04:43:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23474 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com PM to discuss overdose crisis with first responders, health-care workers in B.C. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/pm-discuss-overdose-crisis-first-responders-health-care-workers-bc Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with first responders and health-care workers in Vancouver today to discuss the illicit drug overdose crisis that has claimed 922 lives in British Columbia...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/pm-discuss-overdose-crisis-first-responders-health-care-workers-bc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Fentanyl overdose crisis Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Sat, 04 Mar 2017 03:54:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23462 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Trump sons to attend grand opening of Vancouver tower and hotel http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/trump-sons-attend-grand-opening-vancouver-tower-and-hotel Two of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons have been confirmed as attending the grand opening later this month of a new hotel in Vancouver that bears their father's name. Public relations firm Talk... News Donald Jr. Trump Eric Trump Trump Tower Vancouver Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:01:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23435 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com B.C. throne speech promises to pay people back as election nears http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-throne-speech-promises-pay-people-back-election-nears The B.C. government says it is time to reap the financial rewards of sustained budget surpluses, promising taxpayers Tuesday that they can expect to see some relief in next week's budget. Premier...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-throne-speech-promises-pay-people-back-election-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News BC throne speech John Horgan Premier Christy Clark Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:07:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23432 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Parole board removes residency restriction for Air India perjurer http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/parole-board-removes-residency-restriction-air-india-perjurer A man convicted of perjury for his testimony during the trial of two men accused in the 1985 Air India bombing has been allowed to leave a halfway house and live wherever he likes. A Parole Board of...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/parole-board-removes-residency-restriction-air-india-perjurer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:46:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23431 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com B.C. Premier Clark backs away from hacking allegations against Opposition NDP http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-premier-clark-backs-away-hacking-allegations-against-opposition-ndp It's not the apology B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan has demanded, but British Columbia Premier Christy Clark now admits she jumped to conclusions when she blamed the Opposition for hacking her... News BC NDP Christy Clark Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:59:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 23425 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com