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Dr. Kerry Jang, Psychiatry Professor, City Councillor

Kerry Jang opened the door to his home at the corner of Sixteenth and Nootka and apologized for the mess. Family portraits on the bookshelf, a flat screen television in the corner, and a plate of...

Sean Bickerton, Creative Arts Manager, Downtowner

NPA City Council candidate Sean Bickerton (pictured at right with his partner, Tom Hudock) not only has ideas about how to solve problems on the Downtown Eastside, he lives there. In an election...

Kerry Jang: UBC Psychiatry Prof, City Councillor

Vision Vancouver's Kerry Jang has spent years researching the genetic causes of mental illness through his seminal studies of twins at UBC medical school. Always a free-thinker, Jang now...

Kim Capri, former NPA councillor

Kim Capri, NPA city council incumbent, at home with her dog and her cat. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminology. What else does she have that Vancouverites need in city government? An interview...

Lee Gass, Sculptor, Main Street Treasure

Lee Gass Sculpture Gallery would be a delightful surprise no matter where you found it. But to come upon it tucked away in a residential neighbourhood...

From Inside the Joint: Betty Krawzyck's Activism

Feisty and fiery are words used often to describe Betty Krawzyck, the Vancouver-based, eighty year-old grandma whose environmental activism...

When Al De Genova Wanted to be Mayor

“I never had a plan to be at this level,” Al De Genova told me when I asked him what from his childhood, or his past, had inspired him to public service and a bid to be Vancouver’s mayor. “I worked...

Triumvirate

With Hollyhock Leadership Institute Director Karen Mahon and Hollyhock Educational Workshop and Retreat Centre CEO Dana Solomon behind her, recent Order of Canada inductee Carol Newell listens to...

Ask Indrus

Not just another sex advice column, "Ask Indrus" offers Vancouver Observer readers a unique opportunity to write in questions to an experienced therapist with a wide range of training and skills and r

How I Started NowPublic: Michael Tippett Tells Some

www.nowpublic.org [NowPublic.com]’s “crowd powered media” format takes the bold step of asking consumers of news to also be responsible for its content. An eBay-style ranking system and a “fairly...