Outdoors

Bringing cyclists out of the business blind spot

I don’t get angry at motorists anymore. My daily bike commute used to include road rage conflicts with drivers who cut me off, honked incessantly or drove-by too closely. Things could escalate into...

A woman’s survival guide to hip-hop and fishing

As a woman working in the male-dominated world of hip-hop, I often feel frustrated. I tend to be treated more like a groupie or a mother than like an intelligent professional.  A few months ago...

Mokhtar, an awesome little Canadian film based in Morocco

In this part of the world, children get punished for what they do, with a lot of violence.

Sturla Gunnarson's film, Force of Nature: the David Suzuki Movie, screens to sell out crowd

It was identifying the key turning points: the moments in his life that made him who he is or that caused the distillation of this body of thought.

Top 10 adventures for thrill-seeking women

Vancouver’s fun-loving lifestyle isn’t just limited to zenning out yoga-style or sweating your stuff jogging along the beach. For ladies seeking a little more oomph from their local adventures here...

ICBC should develop a cycling safety program

Now that the Vancouver City Council has approved the Hornby Bike Lane pilot project, it is time to develop a Share the Road: Cycling Safety, Education, and Awareness program in our city. The...

Tinglewood at VIFF

For me, I had worried about directing children, especially when they have to be terrified: in fifty percent of the film they have to be running and fighting for their lives.

The Vancouver Observer photo pool on Flickr

A summer wrap-up of pictures seen on our Vancouver Observer Flickr group.

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:

Photos in smokey evening light

Smoke from fires in the interior billowed up into Desolation Sound and the inlet in front of the Cove Restaurant on Cortes Island creating an eerie, beautiful backdrop for photographs. I took advanta