Vancouver Observer

Police plan heavier presence at fireworks show following Stanley Cup riot

Not expecting trouble, but extra officers are being pulled in from across Metro Vancouver.

Four groups say they'll have to skip Pickton inquiry because province won't fund them

Attorney general's office was urged by inquiry to help pay official participants' expenses, but continues to refuse.

New Democrats MPs unanimous in backing Turmel as interim leader

Rookie Quebec MP, longtime labour leader approved by caucus; final decision goes to party's national council.

U.S. money crisis 'very bad' but Canadian situation 'signficantly' better: Harper

Country will still push to balance budget and avert disaster here, PM adds.

The Big One? New study says major quake could shake Olympic Peninsula

Fault line deeper than believed, could hit south of Vancouver Island, says SFU expert.

Apple's iPhone 4 Canada's most popular mobile phone, by a large margin

Tech giant battles it out with RIM for users with year of heavy mobile upgrading on horizon.

Should the music industry have tried to save Amy Winehouse?

As a lost young blues genius is buried, debate rages over whether there are lessons to be learned from her tragic addictions and death.

Designer Alexander McQueen's fortune goes to charities, staff, family and dogs

Bright star of British design scene left fortune of $26 million when he committed suicide.

BC Ferries has a million-dollar change of heart

Company criticized for pocketing profits on unused assured-loading tickets; customers threatened to sue.

Kids from homes with grow ops found medically fit, says Toronto-based study

Debate continues over frequent seizure of children from illicit-drug homes, even though they're found to be medically fit.