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Meghan O'Neill

Born in the United States, Meghan has spent her life bouncing back and forth across the border. Growing up in places such as New Hampshire, Calgary, Vancouver, and Arizona she has finally settled for Yaletown, Vancouver.

Living in a “spatially-challenged”,  overpaid downtown apartment, Meghan spends her time finding various excuses to procrastinate from whatever her current writing project happens to be (Come to think of it, Meghan quite often finds various excuses to procrastinate from any activity…)

Meghan’s future goals include: putting away her laundry, doing her taxes, and finishing her book.

Heart of the Artichoke: cooking with David Tanis

I used to think that the best thing about a cookbook was the pictures. Somehow, just looking at colours on a piece of paper could make my tummy grumble with hunger. At the same time, the worst thing...

VO selected as recipient for Magazines BC Internship Initiative Fund

This month the Vancouver Observer was awarded funding from the new Magazine Association of BC Internship Initiative.  VO is extremely pleased to use this funding to provide opportunities for...

Paralympic silver medalist Josh Dueck high fives for WorkSafe BC Raise Your Hand

This past weekend, Paralympic silver medalist Josh Dueck spent 24 hours with no sleep and his right hand in the air to represent the WorkSafe BC Raise Your Hand. This movement empowers the province's...

Curiouser and curiouser: Alice in Wonderland through the iPad

Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland has never been out of print in the 145 years since first publication. It has made the leap from print to the big screen, then the small screen, then the eve

Hollyhock catalogue wins environmentally progressive award for Hemlock Printers at 2010 Environmental Printing Awards

The yearly catalogue created by Hollyhock Educational Retreat Centre and printed by Hemlock Printers was honoured this year, winning the bronze award for Most Environmentally Progressive Printing...

The Warmest City to Host the Winter Olympics Gets Snow in March

After being the warmest city to ever host the Winter Olympics, Vancouver gets snow in March.

Spoken World Takes Writing and Music in a New Direction

The stage of Performance Works at Granville Island was transformed last night as musicians and authors came together to present Spoken World, a literature event presented by the Vancouver...

Bringing Figure Skating to a New Level: Canadian Olympian Patrick Chan Weighs In

Canadian Olympian Patrick Chan weighs in on the future of figure skating and his first Olympic experience.

If the Crowd Asked for it, Colbert Did It

It was the second day of filming for the Colbert Report in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics. Stephen Colbert whipped through interviews with Ujjal Dosanjh, US freestyle ariael skiers, Ryan St. Onge