The Canadian Press Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/6836 en Heat wave forces burning ban, fishing closures as B.C. copes with drought http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/heat-wave-forces-burning-ban-fishing-closures-bc-copes-drought &nbsp;A relentless heat wave and the soaring risk of more wildfires across British Columbia have forced the government to take extraordinary steps to impose a total ban on open burning, preserve...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/heat-wave-forces-burning-ban-fishing-closures-bc-copes-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:43:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21476 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Nearly half of Canadians will go into debt to live it up this summer http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/nearly-half-canadians-will-go-debt-live-it-summer Summer costs.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/nearly-half-canadians-will-go-debt-live-it-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:27:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21459 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Annual Order of Canada honours long list of actors, authors, electronic pioneer http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/annual-order-canada-honours-long-list-actors-authors-electronic-pioneer OTTAWA — The man who helped create the BlackBerry, the female CEOs of two provincial public broadcasters, a noted First Nations actor and a former Olympic medallist are among&nbsp;the Canadians being...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/annual-order-canada-honours-long-list-actors-authors-electronic-pioneer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:11:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21458 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Four arrested after annual Cannabis Day protest turns violent http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/four-arrested-after-annual-cannabis-day-protest-turns-violent The organizer of an annual marijuana protest in downtown Vancouver is blaming the city for an outbreak of violence that led to several protesters being arrested on Canada Day. Longtime pot activist...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/four-arrested-after-annual-cannabis-day-protest-turns-violent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News arrests Cannabis Day city manager marijuana police VPD Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:08:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21457 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Other cities will follow Vancouver's lead on marijuana: councillor http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/other-cities-will-follow-vancouvers-lead-marijuana-councillor Feds' mishandling of the medical marijuana issue created a vacuum that caused pot shops to pop up, says Kerry Jang.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/other-cities-will-follow-vancouvers-lead-marijuana-councillor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:56:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21455 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com City's top doctor defends ban on pot cookies and more from stores http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/citys-top-doctor-defends-ban-pot-cookies-and-more-stores Vancouver city council voted Wednesday to ban edible pot products from stores, sparking criticism that the move violates a recent Supreme Court decision.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/citys-top-doctor-defends-ban-pot-cookies-and-more-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News edibles marijuana pot regulation retail retailers shops Vancouver weed Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:35:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21432 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Environment lawyers challenge B.C.'s Kinder Morgan pipeline conditions http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/bc-pipeline/environment-lawyers-challenge-bcs-kinder-morgan-pipeline-conditions Lawyers from Ecojustice say the province has signed away its responsibility to assess the impacts of the proposed expansion project by harmonizing the approval process with the NEB,<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/bc-pipeline/environment-lawyers-challenge-bcs-kinder-morgan-pipeline-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News BC pipeline Kinder Morgan National Energy Board Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:13:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21429 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Woman assaulted by David Pickton broke down after his brother's murder arrest http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/woman-assaulted-david-pickton-broke-down-after-his-brothers-murder-arrest "I believed David Pickton had chopped up people and put them in his yard. I believed they were women who weren't as lucky as me," says the woman.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/woman-assaulted-david-pickton-broke-down-after-his-brothers-murder-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News David Pickton Robert Pickton serial-murder investigation Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:06:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21428 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Uproar over city's affordability crisis highlights lack of foreign ownership data http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/uproar-over-citys-affordability-crisis-highlights-lack-foreign-ownership-data Mayor Greg Robertson recently asked B.C. Premier Christy Clark to introduce a speculation tax on people who flip homes and on luxury properties — a suggestion that Clark shot down.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/uproar-over-citys-affordability-crisis-highlights-lack-foreign-ownership-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News #donthave1million Condos data foreign investment foreign ownership homes Housing Real Estate Vancouver Sat, 20 Jun 2015 01:31:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21410 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Journalist knew of Furlong accuser's conflicting abuse compensation claim http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/journalist-knew-furlong-accusers-conflicting-abuse-compensation-claim Furlong's lawyer John Hunter accuses Robinson in cross-examination of being eager to see the allegations published.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/journalist-knew-furlong-accusers-conflicting-abuse-compensation-claim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Court case Furlong Laura Robinson Olympics Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:49:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21406 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com