Staff Reporter Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/6946 en Federal Government must withdraw Bill C-33 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/federal-government-must-withdraw-bill-c-33 On April 4, the Chiefs Council of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) unanimously endorsed Resolution 2014-12, that rejected Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act (FNCFNEA...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/federal-government-must-withdraw-bill-c-33" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/federal-government-must-withdraw-bill-c-33#comments News politics Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:22:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 18542 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Harper government’s latest move confirms its intent to hobble independent tribunal, deny justice http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/harper-government%E2%80%99s-latest-move-confirms-its-intent-hobble-independent-tribunal-deny-justice Exactly one month after the Specific Claims Tribunal released its decision finding that the Williams Lake Band was wrongfully dispossessed of its village lands in Williams Lake over a century ago the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/harper-government%E2%80%99s-latest-move-confirms-its-intent-hobble-independent-tribunal-deny-justice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/harper-government%E2%80%99s-latest-move-confirms-its-intent-hobble-independent-tribunal-deny-justice#comments News politics Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:24:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 18425 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mayor Robertson to host telephone town hall and policy conference http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/mayor-robertson-host-telephone-town-hall-and-policy-conference Vision Vancouver announces half-day policy conference.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/mayor-robertson-host-telephone-town-hall-and-policy-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/mayor-robertson-host-telephone-town-hall-and-policy-conference#comments News Gregor Robertson Vancouver politics Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:01:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 18423 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Sea lion disentanglement project continues on BC coast http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/sea-lion-disentanglement-project-continues-bc-coast Vancouver Aquarium's marine mammal rescue team continues to disentangle sea lions on BC's coast.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/sea-lion-disentanglement-project-continues-bc-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/sea-lion-disentanglement-project-continues-bc-coast#comments News environment Sat, 29 Mar 2014 03:29:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 18363 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canada's second largest Douglas-fir discovered http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/canadas-second-largest-douglas-fir-discovered “This may very well be the most significant big tree discovery in Canada in decades. This is a tree with a trunk as wide as a living room and stands taller than downtown skyscrapers,” said TJ Watt,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/canadas-second-largest-douglas-fir-discovered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/canadas-second-largest-douglas-fir-discovered#comments News environment Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 18303 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Genetically modified salmon court case prompts federal government to publish vague notice of waiver for toxicity information http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/genetically-modified-salmon-court-case-prompts-federal-government-publish-vague-notice-waiver The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) and Living Oceans Society (LOS) spoke out today against the cloud of secrecy obscuring federal government approvals of genetically modified (GM) organisms in Canada –...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/genetically-modified-salmon-court-case-prompts-federal-government-publish-vague-notice-waiver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/genetically-modified-salmon-court-case-prompts-federal-government-publish-vague-notice-waiver#comments News Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:06:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 18208 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver School Board to Christy Clark: 'Restore $47 million to our budget' http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vancouver-school-board-christy-clark-restore-47-million-our-budget 'Don't make us sacrifice our standards for your budget.'<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vancouver-school-board-christy-clark-restore-47-million-our-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vancouver-school-board-christy-clark-restore-47-million-our-budget#comments News Vancouver School Board vancouver school board budget cuts Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:59:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 17916 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Sochi 2014 Men's Snowboard Halfipe results: Thrills and spills http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/sochi-2014-mens-snowboard-halfipe-results-thrills-and-spills Who won the Sochi 2014 Men's Snowboard Halfpipe event?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/sochi-2014-mens-snowboard-halfipe-results-thrills-and-spills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/sochi-2014-mens-snowboard-halfipe-results-thrills-and-spills#comments News Sochi 2014 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 17902 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver files to intervene on Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vancouver-files-intervene-kinder-morgan-pipeline-expansion City of Vancouver sees no upside to the risks posed by Kinder Morgan expansion.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vancouver-files-intervene-kinder-morgan-pipeline-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/vancouver-files-intervene-kinder-morgan-pipeline-expansion#comments News Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Tue, 11 Feb 2014 02:13:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 17896 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mayor Robertson to attend climate change conference in South Africa http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/mayor-robertson-attend-climate-change-conference-south-africa Vancouver Mayor invited to attend global climate change conference.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/mayor-robertson-attend-climate-change-conference-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/mayor-robertson-attend-climate-change-conference-south-africa#comments News Tue, 04 Feb 2014 02:09:00 +0000 Staff Reporter 17806 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com