Anja Konjicanin

Anja is the Social CEO of The Vancouver Observer and writer with an interest in current events, celebrity gossip and everything pop-culture related.

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Canines compete at 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

New York. They say if you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere. The same must hold true for dogs. That's the kind of thinking that brought a pack of dream-filled canines to the prestigious...

Fire Chief John McKearney "completely surprised" by Kits Coast Guard base closure

The decision to close Kitsilano Coast Guard station was a "complete surprise" to the Fire Chief and the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, according to report sent to us by City of Vancouver. When...

Emergency vigil at Kits Coast Guard station

Despite heavy opposition, the Canadian Coast Guard has closed the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station for good, Deputy Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas informed the national office of the Union of...

Over 40,000 gather for Forward on Climate Keystone XL protest, 350.org says

People on Twitter are calling 'Forward on Climate' the most fun rally they've ever seen. "This is what democracy looks like," Sierra Club tweeted. Over 40,000 people gathered on the freezing...

Police capture car-jacking suspect

At 7:30 a.m., a 45-year-old Vancouver woman was forced out of her Lexus at knifepoint at a downtown parkade. She told police that she was parking her car on Melville near Bute Street when a man...

The Real Housewives of Vancouver return for Season 2 with three new wives in the mix

Three new wives, sex addiction, a newly-constructed nose and hot drama on Season Two of The Real Housewives of Vancouver. Brace yourselves, ya'll.

Local campaign challenges Canadians to change charitable giving

The scenario: The new Starbucks coffee splashes in front of the screens of your sparkly eyes, in all it's chocolate-covered whip cream glory, as you hold a cold latte. The challenge: Don't buy it....

"Is this for real?", Vancouver Observer Black Rock Resort contest winner asks

One evening in December, the phone rang. The night had consumed the last remnant of daylight. I had just emailed The Vancouver Observer's Black Rock Oceanfront Resort contest winner about the...

Shahrukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Poonam Pandey: the latest Bollywood gupshup

As Vancouver prepares to host the  Times of India film awards for some bangle-shaking fun at BC Place in April, we were curious as to what Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Poonam Pandey and...

Beyoncé did what at President Obama's inauguration? Gasp.

Holy Beyoncé. Take a deep breath, or take a minute to let out the most unattractive private scream (with snot and tears fighting for the largest piece of your face). This is for the one per cent who...