Vancouver Observer

Canada begins engagement with Myanmar, but rules out early end to sanctions

Engagement will focus solely on human rights, minister says.

Common hatchery practice of clipping fins could harm salmon, says UVic researcher

Technique meant to mark fish, but forces them to spend more energy to maintain position and speed.

Blues singer Amy Winehouse found dead at 27

Tiny soul singer with massive talent battled demons and drugs -- and lost.

B.C. privacy czar weighs use of ICBC data in riot investigation

The question: Was provincial privacy law broken when facial recognition data was offered to police?

Foreign Minister John Baird condemns Norway terrorist attacks

Canadian officials have spoken out to show support to the Norwegian government after the deadliest attacks on Norwegian soil since World War II. Police are investigating whether the suspect, a...

Heyman tosses hat into provincial election ring

Former labour leader, now environmentalist, aims to unseat Liberals in Vancouver-Fraserview.

Beleaguered Quebec yard gets shipbuilding bid in under the wire

Decision still to come on whether financially troubled yard qualifies, along with BC and East Coast bids.

New heights for Chinese counterfeiting: entire "Apple" stores

Piracy hits new heights with fake "dealer" stores -- which sell some real merchandise.

B.C. marijuana seed sales carry on, Marc Emery or not

Marc Emery might be the most well known marijuana seed salesmen, with his long history of political activism, marijuana lobbying and media profile, but his business is not unique.

"Twilight" co-stars surprise fans at Comic-Con

Cullen family and a couple of werewolves drop in to film preview.