Beth Hong

Beth is a former Associate Editor at The Vancouver Observer. She is currently a writer and freelance journalist. Follow her @beth_hong.

Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond move toward regional shark fin ban

Serving shark fins in Vancouver, Burnaby or Richmond may soon be like breaking smoking bylaws. Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to work toward a regional ban on the selling shark fins...

Kai Nagata targets Ezra Levant's oil sands support in new puppet rap video

A new puppet rap video by Vancouver-based journalist Kai Nagata takes direct aim at conservative author and commentator Ezra Levant's stance on developing Alberta's oil sands. The satirical video...

Eat Your Kimchi: Canadian couple rides the Korean wave to internet stardom

Eat Your Kimchi's Simon and Martina Stawski describe themselves as "that dorky, married Canadian couple on YouTube living in Korea and making a lot of videos about it." They...

Top five K-pop songs on Eat Your Kimchi's playlist

What are on Simon and Martina's playlists?

Kinder Morgan takes issue with facts as Greens urge other parties to oppose pipeline expansion

While Green party leaders called for all political parties in Canada to come out against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project on Wednesday, a representative from the company took issue with...

Nordstrom to open largest store in Vancouver

Vancouverites with a penchant for luxury goods can soon go to Seattle-based luxury retailer Nordstrom for their fix at a three-floor, 230,000 square foot store in Pacific Centre by fall 2014. The...

McKibben, Suzuki, Berman and Klein to lead anti-pipeline sit in

Tzeporah Berman, Stephen Lewis, David Suzuki, Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben will be among 80 high-profile public figures sitting outside the BC parliament on October 22...

Vancouver expands food scraps recycling program to include all food waste

Anyone who lives in a house or duplex in Vancouver can now add all food scraps and food-soiled paper into their green bin along with their yard waste, and expect a weekly green bin pickup every week...

What Vancouver's saying about the iPhone 5

Apple products in Vancouver are as ubiquitous as Starbucks coffeeshops, so it's no surprise that people had a lot to say about the new iPhone 5 widely rumored to be unveiled today at 10am in San...

What our Canadians friends at 2012 DNC hoped to hear from Obama

What do Canadians hope to hear from U.S. President Barack Obama tonight at the Democratic National Convention?