Beth Hong

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

Enbridge shuts down US-Canada heavy oil pipeline after spill in Wisconsin

Enbridge Inc. rushed to shut down another main pipeline in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin after an oil spill on Friday. The pipeline is called Line 14, and carries 318,000 barrels per day on the major...

Canadian police push for new law against phone theft

With phone thefts on the rise across Canada, police forces are pressuring the federal government to pass a new legislation that could make it easier for police to find and recover stolen phones....

Slice of Vancouver life: Lunch Meet on Abbott Street (slideshow and video)

Passers by and people who work in the Gastown area had a chance to meet some new people and music at lunchtime with the final edition of Vancouver Public Spaces Network, Viva Vancouver and...

Crowdsourced campaign for oil tankers e-book gathers momentum

The Vancouver Observer has raised over $8500 for an e-book series about about Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan, Keystone XL and the future of Canadian oil sands development.

Former Canadian Olympic swimmer calls for minute of silence at 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony

Former Olympic swimmer Karen James still remembers the 1972 Munich Olympics, but not just because she was a 19 year old representing Canada at the world's largest sporting event. She remembers...

Councillors' opposition to Trans Mountain 'disrespectful' to Kinder Morgan, says West Vancouver mayor

West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith said councillors should've listened to all the facts about the Trans Mountain pipeline, which councillors say pose too high a risk for the city's coastal waters.

Harper due for a 'charm offensive' in the fall with steady decline in approval ratings

A series of unfortunate political mistakes and scandals connected to the Conservative Party has significantly damaged Canadians' confidence in Prime Minister Stephen Harper, said pollster Nik Nanos....

Tzeporah Berman slams province's new "minimum requirements" as paving way for oil pipelines and tankers

Well-known environmentalist and author Tzeporah Berman slammed the BC government's "minimum requirements" for the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project today.  The requirements were...

"I'm fat, Vancouver. Get over it" author on fans, haters, and future writing projects

Over the Canada Day long weekend, Vancouver-based writer Emily Walker's piece "I'm fat, Vancouver. Get over it." was published on The Vancouver Observer. It was a searing personal essay aimed at what...

Enbridge Northern Gateway poses “a very large risk” to BC for “very small” benefit, says Premier Christy Clark

Premier Christy Clark has finally come out with her long-awaited position on the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal.