People

The Seat of Influence in City Hall

By the time Penny Ballem walked through the front doors and took her seat at 12th and Cambie last December, she had earned a reputation as a cool-headed, determined, and principled public servant....

Is Your Freedom a Security Risk?

The most significant threat to Vancouverites during the 2010 Games, reasons David Eby, is the criminalization of free speech. Personal expression is not a security risk nor an attack on the...

Jeff Balin On "Big-A Agendas," Values, and Buddhist Thought

A leadership coach talks with VO about meaning, values, and work.

Jason Mogus and the Web of Change

Jason Mogus convenes  the Web of Change conference at Hollyhock Educational Retreat Centre. He talked with VO earlier this year about technology as a force for improving the world. Linda...

Miss604 is Vancouver

Rebecca Bollwitt is well-known by social networkers as Miss604. That's the name of her www.miss604.com [popular and engaging blog.] She’s a founding partner in sixty4media, a social media consulting...

Anne Giardini: Be as intelligent as you are

Anne Giardini writes novels at her kitchen counter. She's also a lawyer and the president of Weyerhauser Corporation. How does she do it?

Arthur Erickson

The photograph was taken in my studio on November 4th. 2004. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday.We spent about one hour talking about Japan while I was photographing him. I could tell how much...

Janice Abbott of Atira Empowers Women in Remarkable Ways

Janet Abbott has made a career of helping women become more empowered. Women who've suffered the worse kinds of abuse. Atira is the result.

Vancouver Matchmaker Offers Services for Online-Weary Daters

Linda Solomon: You’re Vancouver’s only dedicated matchmaker. What does a job like that entail? Sheree Morgan: Consider me a headhunter for your personal life. Linda: A headhunter for my personal...

Jason Mogus: Communicopia

Coming next week on the Vancouver Observer. Linda Solomon talks with Jason Mogus (above) and Eric Posen (below.) Two profiles, too good to miss. Two great reasons to read the Vancouver Observer....