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After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to
Canada's National Observer
. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!
National Observer makes shortlist for Canada's best news site
National Observer is shortlisted along with Toronto Star, CBC News, CTV News, and CTV News Calgary for Canadian Online Publisher Association's (COPA) prestigious 2016 award for 'Best News Website'....
Sep 16th, 2016
Vancouver poised to take next steps on empty homes tax
Vancouver is on track to implement a tax on empty and underutilized homes before the end of the year, Council will hear next week. The proposed tax targets Vancouver’s known 10,800 empty homes,...
Sep 14th, 2016
Great Bear Rainforest to receive special designation
As part of their upcoming Royal Tour, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will officially endorse the Great Bear Rainforest under The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative,...
Sep 13th, 2016
Hundreds enjoy tai chi on Vancouver's sunny waterfront
More than 300 practitioners of Taoist Tai Chi® arts gathered on Vancouver's busy waterfront on Saturday to show hundreds of residents and tourists how they stay healthy and flexible. On a...
Sep 12th, 2016
Vancouver artist explores the impact of cellphones on our lives
Do you check your cellphone before you get out of bed in the morning?
Sep 8th, 2016
YVR 2037 project shows colourful visions of the future for Vancouver's airport
Vancouver's YVR airport is mapping out what it wants to look like in the year 2037, and is seeking public input. Already, in collaboration with futurist Nikolas Badminton, the airport has been...
Sep 7th, 2016
2016 City of Vancouver Book Award finalists announced
Three books that reflect Vancouver's unique character, culture, and history have been selected as finalists for the 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award. The 28th annual City of Vancouver Book Award...
Sep 6th, 2016
Ex-conservation officer who refused to kill bear cubs is running for office
Bryce Casavant, the 33-year-old former conservation officer who made national headlines after refusing an order to kill two black bear cubs, is running as an NDP nominee in Courtney — Comox. ...
Aug 30th, 2016
Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End
Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and...
Aug 25th, 2016
PHOTOS: Vancouver's Kinder Morgan expansion protest
More than 300 people piped up against the pipelines at a Trans Mountain expansion rally in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday afternoon.
Aug 18th, 2016