Megan Stewart

Megan Stewart is a Vancouver Observer contributing editor and a reporter for The Vancouver Courier.

Women Partied and Were Called Bad Girls. A Man Partied and Was Called Hot. Why?

It can't be easy being Marie-Philip Poulin. Female athletes can't just be.  Not without  so many of us passing judgement on their choices, actions and ultimately, their legitimacy....

VPD Will Disable ‘Sonic Cannon’ Chu Tells Police Board, Mayor Robertson Gives Chief His Vote of Confidence

The latest piece of equipment purchased for the VPD toolkit will not be used as a weapon, assured the chief of police, Jim Chu at a police board meeting today. Although the equipment, a long-range,...

International Olympic Committee tries to prohibit Olympic photos on Flickr, then backs off

Months after Richard Giles, a Social Media Specialist at the CPSU/CSA in Perth, Australia, posted his stunning collection of photographs of the Bejing Olympic Games on his Flickr account, he received...

BC Civil Liberties Association Files Suit Against City of Vancouver For Olympics Speech Restriction Bylaw

Two citizens stood up today against the Vancouver Olympics Committee and the City of Vancouver to oppose a bylaw they say  will infringe on free speech and erode Canada's Charter of Rights and...

Chlorine in our Backyard

A 52-year-old industrial chemical plant on the North Shore will close for at least four weeks in the same quarter as  the 2010 Games. This winter, Canexus Chemicals Canada will stop production...

Canadian Counter Terrorism, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and the World's Deadliest Chemical

As a crush of spectators, international dignitaries, top athletes, and the world's media descend upon Vancouver for the Olympics this winter, a chlorine facility at the base of the Second Narrows Cros

Feel the music. See it, too.

The Queer Film Festival’s centerpiece gala, Fig Trees, tells the story of two AIDS activists through beautiful yet unconventional filmmaking.

Was he the victim of racial profiling?

A Vancouver man is reeling after a series of interactions with police, including one that left him unconscious, leading him to believe he is the repeated victim of racial profiling. Bernard Yankson,...

Local Iranians Can't Sleep Thinking of Friends Back Home

"It's not safe for me to go back to Iran," said Arta, a Silent Scream organizer who asked his last name not be printed so his family is not targeted and not prevented from traveling to and from Iran...

The Imperfect Business of Greening the Games

The goal of a carbon-neutral 2010 is both championed and criticized, but James Tansey, the man behind the immense task, sees a chance to showcase B.C. innovation.