Vancouver Observer

Cyclehop Bike Share system

City announces bike share partner

Starting this summer, there will be a new way to get around Vancouver on two wheels. This week, the City of Vancouver announced its selection of CycleHop Canada as the operator of Vancouver’s public...

B.C. man passionately defends website he set up to destroy his ex-wife's reputation

Burnaby resident Patrick Fox (formerly called Richard Riess) posted an impassioned defence yesterday of his controversial website about his ex-wife, Desiree Capuano. Fox launched the site in 2014...

Wolf slaughter in South Selkirk over for the year, Wildlife Defence says

Sources close to the B.C. based conservation organization, Wildlife Defence League, have received information that the B.C. wolf cull in the South Selkirk region is now completed for this year. The...

BC Cancer Agency launches digital mammography vehicles to serve women in rural and remote areas

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Canadian women. In fact, according to the BC Cancer Agency, in 2015 an estimated 3,400 women were diagnosed with the disease in the...

Linda Solomon Wood on why she started Vancouver Observer

Why did you start Vancouver Observer? I saw an opportunity in Vancouver for a new publication, a publication that would reflect the depth of the city.  Although there were many great writers and...

Linda Solomon Wood on a Bloomberg presidential bid

What do you think of Bloomberg's intimation he may run for president? I think it's a terrible idea.  The last time we had a strong third party candidate in a presidential race it was Ralph Nadar...

Miley Cyrus spoke out to protect these wolves' lives

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were re-engaged today, and while some fans may think the Hunger Games star is her only love interest, Cyrus actually has a passion for animals as well. Last fall Cyrus...
National Observer

Linda Solomon Wood on why she started National Observer

Starting a national online news site is a big undertaking. Why did you get into this? LSW:  I got into it because our coverage of energy and the environment here on Vancouver Observer had gotten...

European salmon virus present in B.C. wild salmon, study claims

A study with 'first published evidence that a European variant of the infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is present in British Columbia is extremely disturbing,' a news release from the Ahousaht...

Education Minister responds to teachers' court action

Education Minister Mike Bernier made a public statement following a Supreme Court decision to grant the B.C. Teachers Federation leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in their court...