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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Urban Body Laser's second annual Coats for Kids charity event spreads goodwill through city

Urban Body Laser held its second annual Coats for Kids charity event, benefiting The Salvation Army and Beauty Night, a Vancouver-based organization that empowers women and children living...

Enbridge's proposal to ship dangerous tar sands oil eastward puts communities at risk: activists

More dirty tar sands oil eastward to Montreal? Yes, according to a news release sent to us by Environmental Defence this morning, stating pipeline giant Enbridge's proposed plan to ship “heavy crude...

Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend's dazzling first night

After a decadent launch of Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend (VALT) at The Waldorf, day one was set to delight and inspire with feathery runway action and good old times.

Hot off the press: What Happened to Serenity? wins inaugural Monica Hughes Award

After fourteen years of writing and rewriting, P.J. Sarah Collins' What Happened to Serenity? finally makes it to press.

Friends of the Earth calls for investigation into silencing of Canadian salmon scientist

"This can only be a witch hunt against someone who doesn't agree with the government line, and is suffering from the government's bullying."

An open letter to Visa Canada

In the wake of Visa Canada's proposed fee hikes, president of The Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) Ron Orr wrote an open letter to Canada's leading payment card program, raising his...

UBC leads alliance to improve science education with Sloan grant

Science rocks. So, how do we up teaching techniques in science classrooms? “Education researchers have built up a robust body of knowledge about what works—and what doesn’t—when teaching science to...

Transit and biking up in Metro Vancouver

After surveying 22,000 households on their transportation use, TransLink found some interesting facts about how people are getting around in Metro Vancouver.

Compost your jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween

“Enjoy your Halloween, but please don’t put Jack in the trash," advises Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore.

Vancouver Aquarium to track released seal pups with satellite tags

Where do rehabilitated seals go after they are released back into the wild? The Vancouver Aquarium is about to find out.