Vancouver Observer

Why free trade talks with China failed

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jetted off to Beijing, the media was told to expect the announcement of a free trade agreement, the first of its kind between China and a G7 country. The first sign...

Canadian whistleblowers lead the world in reporting financial crime

Every year, dozens of honest, enterprising Canadians blow the whistle on alleged financial crimes, hoping to clean up the industry-- and strike it rich. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the...

Remember the #KMFace photos that mocked Kinder Morgan claim that facial expressions were a form of "assault"?

“You can see the expressions on faces. Picture 10 is important for that,” said corporate lawyer William Kaplan referring to photo exhibits.

B.C. ministerial order grants Lower Similkameen Indian Band access to protect ancestral remains

After over a year of dispute with the previous B.C. government, the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB) announced that the Province has granted them access to protect ancestral remains.  "It...

Life In Colour: Drawings by Angela Gooliaff at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Giant interactive colouring book murals invite audience to control their own story through colour.

Open Letter: UBCIC calls for the immediate cessation of the expropriation of lands for the doomed Site C Dam

Dear Ms. McDonald: The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) calls for an immediate halt to the forced evictions of the Boon and Meek/Jardine families on Treaty 8 territory and to suspend any new...

Open Letter: 2017 BC Election - British Columbians have spoken

Dear Premier Christy Clark, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver: From April 28th to May 9th nearly two million British Columbians took to the polls to give expression to their deep concerns...

The Pipeline Project picks up five Jessie Award nominations

"The Pipeline Project," a play based on the complex debate around the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, has picked up five Jessie Award nominations, which celebrate professional excellence...

Tsleil-Waututh Nation launch "selfie billboard” highlighting pipeline expansion issues in B.C. election

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) Sacred Trust Initiative launched an unusual and eye-catching project to spread the word to British Columbian  voters on how to use the B.C. election to halt this...

Gitxsan leaders join BC First Nations to vote for Anyone But Clark (ABC)

Two Gitxsan house groups, Gwininitxw and Luutkudziiwus urge voting that will empower First Nations, support communities, environment, and economic well-being.