Emily Barca

Emily Barca is a former associate editor at VO. She has a degree in sociology, anthropology and French from McGill University. After living in Vancouver for fifteen years, Emily has returned to live and work in London, England. She loves tea but can't stand taking the tube.

 

Happy days were here again at Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Whether you were looking to shake your groove thang, play dress-up, or sing at the top of your lungs, Vancouver's Folk Festival was the ideal place for Vancouverites of all ages to take a walk on the...

High times at 33rd Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Under a radiant blue sky, Vancouverites got their inner hippie freak on yesterday at Jericho Beach for the kick-off to the 33rd Annual Vancouver Folk Festival. VO brings you some of the highlights of...

Hollywood North gets paranoid about paparazzi

“I will need to escort you down the block.” She stayed with me until the halfway mark between Columbia and Manitoba St., by which point I suppose she had determined that I was not a TMZ photographer...

Fame is "awesome," says 16-year-old skateboarding pro, Chaz Ortiz

Meet 16-year-old professional skateboarder Chaz Ortiz, who has so many Facebook requests that he “can’t keep up with them.” Skateboarding might keep Ortiz out of trouble but it doesn't stop the rabid...

One soul for one Ipad

None of us in The Vancouver Observer office can  afford to run out and buy the iPad, the latest technological wunder-gadget. But that won’t stop us from dreaming up ways to get our hands on this...

Fraser Institute gets defensive

Last November, the keynote speaker at the sold out annual gala for the Fraser Institute in Vancouver was Premier Gordon Campbell. Campbell's presence at the expensive event was remarked upon by those...

BARSTA, proposed Broadway line, and developments around Canada Line

At a meeting this week, Vancouver city council unanimously agreed upon a number of amended guidelines, including reducing emissions and cost-effectiveness, to direct the planning of a rapid...

Canada's annual seal slaughter just ended. Should there be another?

Another Canadian seal hunt has come to an end.  On June 15th, it was over. Warm weather made hunting conditions dangerous, Nelson Kalil, media spokesperson for Fisheries and Oceans Canada,...