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Where will the children play in my neighbourhood?

A neighbourhood school–Laura Secord–is trying to win votes for a new playground. About 9,000 kids in the area would be served by the new playground, including an estimated 350 children with disabiliti

Google Maps gearing up to add bike directions feature in Canada

At today’s Sustainable Mobility Conference in Ottawa, spokespersons said it would be announced that biking directions will be available on Google Maps in the next few days for eight cities in...

Translink wants you to help plan Greater Vancouver

A few minutes early to Translink’s breakfast for bloggers, I listened to the planners compare the public transportation tours in different cities. The Chicago transit tour wows planners, takes...

Sex trade worker assaulted with pellet gun

A female sex-trade worker is recovering from minor injuries and one man is facing criminal charges after she was shot at with a pellet gun just after 3:30 a.m. in the area of East Hastings Street...

A businessman, a bike advocate, and a bike lane

The controversial Hornby bike lane was unanimously approved by Vancouver city council late Tuesday night. Watch the video for Vancouver Observer's first ever VOTV coverage of this issue.

Catching Lisztomania with Phoenix

“We love Vancouver!” yelled Phoenix front man Thomas Mars at Sunday evening’s reunion of the Grammy-nominated indie-rock band with its roaring Vancouver fans, many of whom waited for hours to pack...

Eco-fashion gets a makeover

I've bought my fair share of organic cotton items. Maybe even a couple of bamboo ones too. But I’ve never considered myself an eco-friendly clothing shopper. Truth be told, I’ve never gone out...

What to do this weekend in Vancouver, BC

FESTIVALS & SHOWS 1. New Forms Festival 10 Opening and Swarm Afterparty Friday, Sept 10 @ W2 / 151 Cordova Street Doors @ 8:00, Music @ 10:00 FREE or By Donation MORE INFO: Open to the public...

Tickets for Vancouver Writers Festival on sale today

Tickets for events at the Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival go on sale to the public today (Wednesday, Sept. 8). The Writers Festival is set for Oct. 19 to 24 on Granville Island...

Councillor Suzanne Anton cycles from Paris to Prague

Dear Friends and Supporters: I've had a fabulous summer break, and Vancouver politics have cooked along without me...and there's been plenty of cooking going on. Here's some of the news:
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