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Janel Johnson

 Janel Johnson manages editorial content and advertising campaigns for Vancouver Observer.  Contact her to learn more.

Vikram Vij likes the 99 B-Line

See why Vancouver’s Dragon is voting Yes to transit

Transit plebiscite: Vikram Vij's perspective. Star chef says new taxes can be a "pinch" for small business, but this one is worth it.

New poll results show support dropping for Bill C-51

Support for the "secret police bill" Bill C-51 has plummeted sharply among Canadians, according to a new public opinion poll released this week. Among citizens aware of the...

Transit plebiscite: David Suzuki's perspective

Tackling the environmental impacts of voting 'YES' or 'NO' in the coming transit plebiscite are: Broadcaster Bill Good, Dr. David Suzuki and Peter Robinson, CEO of The David Suzuki Foundation.

Transit plebiscite: YWCA CEO's perspective

YWCA's Janet Austin hopes Metro Vancouver residents will say "YES!" in the transit plebiscite.
Gregor Robertson, Bill Good, Adrienne Carr, George Affleck

Robertson: transit vote most important of our time

One caller, Brenda, asked "what are the implications of a 'NO' vote?" "It’ll cost more to get around," replied Mayor Gregor Robertson. "There's no plan B," he continued, noting that if Metro...
Metro Vancouver Transportation and transit plebiscite

Guide to Metro Vancouver's transportation and transit plebiscite

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson rides the bus and is in favour of voting "YES!" for increased spending on transit.

Canadian military couple fights for adopted child's right to citizenship

Not Canadian enough? Sarah Currie and her husband Mike are an Ottawa-based couple looking forward to bringing a child in their lives: 23-month-old Smith, a boy currently living in a Haitian orphanage...

Terra Breads takes lead in business-arts partnerships by sponsoring PuSh Festival's "Do You See What I Mean?"

Fermenting change, Terra Breads partners with PuSh on innovative production.

A heartfelt thanks to Vancouver Observer's 2012 advertisers and sponsors

 In 2012, a powerful stream of news and entertainment stories were possible thanks in large part to the businesses that advertise on the Vancouver Observer. Regarding local companies we work...

LOCO BC’s zero heroes get tough on business waste

LOCO BC, Salt Spring Coffee Co. Thirst First, UBC Golf Course and Recycling Alternative and Edible Canada sat down over breakfast this week to brainstorm ways they could all become local “zero...