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Bravo! by Rosemary Cunningham is a Gem of a Book About Opera's British Columbian History

BC is the province with the largest per capita opera audience in the country. Lots of us cannot get enough opera, big or small. As the curtain rises and thrills us with the prospect of singers, costu

Alice Munro: A Tribute

Tonight was high Canadianism at its best. One of literature’s greatest writers, who was named by The Atlantic as the author most likely to be read in 100 years was praised tonight by a not-so-...

Cover Girl for Climate Change

Heralded as an "Eco-Activist Rock Star" by The Tyee, and an "Enviro Hero" by GreenLiving, BC resident and Executive Director of PowerUP Canada, Tzeporah Berman has been called many things, but "...

Councillor Andrea Reimer and the Shifting Paradigm of Homelessness

Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer is an outspoken activist working within the walls of City Hall. The VO's Christable Schaler sat down with her to discuss homelessness and paradigm shifts.

What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

In a telephone interview with well-regarded Jungian analyst and author James Hollis, from Houston, I spoke to him about his new book, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life. I asked him...

VO Community Celebrates Relaunch Same Day Canwest Declares Bankruptcy

The Vancouver new media party drew business leaders, bloggers, reporters, social networkers and politicians to celebrate our relaunch and print edition coincidentally on the same day Canwest declared...

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama drinks tea at the Vancouver Peace Summit, caught here by photographer kris krug.

What You Don’t Know About Jill Bennett

The first woman to host CKNW’s morning news show is also a stand-up comedian, she’s the baby of her family, a BCIT graduate, and when she worked at Harper’s magazine in New York City, she lived at the

Be as Intelligent as You Are

Anne Giardini, author of Advice for Italian Boys, The Sad Truth About Happiness,  and the president of Weyerhauser Corporation, talks with The Vancouver Observer about conceiving a work,...

Whatever Became of Andrew Feldmar?

This is the story of how an article traveled from The Vancouver Observer website around the world.   “Acid Free America?” by Linda Solomon was published on April 22, 2007 on...