Vancouver Observer

Vancouver approves "access without fear" policy

Yesterday, City Council approved an "access without fear" policy. This is a big step forward to making our city a more inclusive, welcoming place to live. Access without fear confirms...
New Rental Housing approved for Punjabi Market

Mayor and Council Approve New Rental Housing in Punjabi Market

Vancouver, BC (April 6th, 2016) – A new mixed-use building in South Vancouver’s Punjabi Market neighbourhood has been given the green light to proceed. The rezoning decision, made at last night’...

Mayor Robertson to support motion to bring traffic-related fatalities to zero by 2040

Vancouver, B.C. (April 3, 2016) – Mayor Gregor Robertson will be supporting a motion put forward by Councillor Heather Deal on Tuesday that takes further steps toward the City of Vancouver’s...

Cambie Street merchants can now claim compensation for disruption caused by Canada Line

After the controversial "cut and cover" construction of the Canada Line SkyTrain that devastated businesses near Cambie and Broadway, merchants and property owners are now able to claim some...

International Bear Day events kick off Saturday at Capilano University

This weekend, residents of North Vancouver will have a rare opportunity to encounter grizzly bears and spirit bears, in addition to the more common resident black bears. April 2nd marks...
Brussels

Police Encourage Vigilance Following Attacks in Brussels

Vancouver – Police are encouraging the public and business owners and operators to remain vigilant following this morning’s attacks in Brussels, Belgium.  The threat level in Canada remains...
The Creek housing for families

City breaks ground on 135 units of affordable housing geared towards families

This morning the City officially broke ground on a development with 135 units of affordable housing geared towards families, to be constructed on the 6.4 acre Southeast False Creek site being...

Sadhu Johnston named Vancouver City Manager

Following a four month international search, Vancouver City Council has selected Sadhu Johnston as the new City Manager for the City of Vancouver. As the administrative head of the City, the...

Salt Spring in the City pops up on Main Street

For a third year running, Salt Spring in the City – a curated pop-up village market – returns to Vancouver from March 4 to 6 to showcase the treasures and flavours of the Salish Sea. Over...
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...