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Vancouver Observer membership drive kicks off: Meet your host

We tell the stories that effect change. Our stories entertain you and make you think. Now, here's why we'll be asking you to buy a monthly membership to the VO.

Does "local" matter? It does to Canada's farmers

Another summer was unofficially ushered in this past weekend with the opening of the Kitsilano and Trout Lake Farmers’ Markets. Supporters of local food braved ominous-looking skies to get their pick...

Inspiring social change in the wilds of BC at Hollyhock

At the north end of the Salish Sea lies Cortes Island, remote and thickly forested, with only a thousand residents. This June, close to 100 professionals will congregate there to discuss creative...

Social Venture Institute Women May 1-3: a treasure trove of networking and education for entrepreneurs

Calling all female entrepreneurs operating for-profit or not-for-profit businesses that are creating social change: Social Institute Women's 2013 conference is taking place in Vancouver from May...

Top 20 BCBusiness Innovators of the Year

Last week, I attended the "BCBusiness Innovators of the Year" event at the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre. I was curious: what does BCBusiness magazine consider "innovative"? Who...

Rosemary Rock Salt brings authentic bagels to North Vancouver

The daughter of Siegel's bagels' founder starts up her own shop in North Van.

Cast a ballot, make your voice heard in the Vancity Board election

I should tell you straight away: I am running for re-election for the Vancity Board because I would like to continue working for an organization that makes a real difference in people’s...
HootSuite office mural (image courtesy of HootSuite)

HootSuite doubles down on Vancouver presence with new Mount Pleasant office

HootSuite commits to Vancouver in massive office expansion.

We want our co-ops back

We can all help solve global problems, by taking a stand for informed democracy in our local organizations -- especially co-ops and credit unions. This month, members are voting at Mountain Equipment...

Drinks, dance, networking and social change at Board of Change's Vertality on March 14

 Interested in sustainability? Imagine green business networking opportunities on the level of TEDx, only with dance music. You're invited to Vertality, "Vancouver's social change bash for...