Vancouver Observer

Conservative Party, Liberals, NDP

How Harper will win again

Experts explain how the Conservatives exploited the weaknesses of Canada's electoral system and built a well-financed, well-oiled machine that’s increased their seat count every election cycle since...
Vancouver is all but obscured in this satellite image

Silence from government leaders while locals contend with smoke and ash

The vacationing premier had not been heard from in days during the heightened wildfire alert, leading to the hashtag #FindChristyClark.
Federal minister Greg Rickford

Harper government appoints another oil and mining executive to NEB

The game is "rigged," critics say, and the National Energy Board is now a "pipeline approval" machine. This week, the Harper government appointed a Calgary resource development executive Murray Lytle...

Surprising results of metro Vancouver transit referendum released today

Opponents' winning vote by a generous majority sends a strong message to BC Liberals.

BC’s Leisure Travellers Choose Stanley Park and Tofino as Best Places

BC leisure travellers are more likely to say they are considering a trip within their home province in the next year.

Eastside food hub project evolves into Harvest Community Foods

Whether in a single-serving bowl or a week's worth in a box, Chef Andrea Carlson connects communities through garden-fresh food.
A Liberal government would put a price on carbon pollution, says Trudeau

A Liberal government would put a price on carbon pollution, says Trudeau

His government would reopen the Kitsilano Coast Guard station next to English Bay, a promise that NDP Leader Tom Mulcair also made.
Crowds wave the red-and-white at a Canada Day parade in downtown Vancouver.

Biggest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa at Canada Place

Nurturing nationalism: Free concerts, pick-up street hockey, a public-participatory parade and fireworks are all part of the package.

Open Letter to the Minister of Health re: September 2012 firings

As human judgment is highly susceptible to bias, evidence-based decision‐making depends on reviews that are independent of financial and organizational influence.
Audrey Siegl addresses the Shell oil rig platform. Greenpeace photo

Local artist-activist confronts Shell Arctic drill rig off Vancouver Island

Swimmers also occupy the waters and Greenpeace vessel attempts to intercepts the Shell oil rig off the west coast of Vancouver Island.