After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to Canada's National Observer. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!

Emily Walker

 Emily Walker's work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Tyee, This Magazine, and Little Fiction.

Ethical Christmas gift shopping in Vancouver

Here are some awesome ways to go gift-shopping without the guilt.

I was like Amanda Todd

What if we had a webcam? What if we’d even had a digital camera? What would have happened?

I'm fat, Vancouver. Get over it.

A plus-sized young woman recounts horror stories dealing with our fat-unfriendly city.