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!

Budget Cuts

Capilano University's $1.3 million shortfall means suspended programs for students

While Emily Carr University makes headlines for the announcement of its new $133 million campus, a $1.3 million shortfall for Capilano University means the institution is planning to eliminate...

Harper budget cuts and CBC cancellations spark Twitter storm

Cancellations and job losses announced today by the CBC have caused a stir across social media -- Canadians lament the loss of Radio One's "Dispatches" and News Network's "Connect with Mark Kelley".

Canada’s poor seniors targeted by Tory OAP cutbacks, CARP says

After the Conservative HR minister hinted at Old Age Security reform in next month's federal budget, Canada's 'new vision of aging' advocacy group ramps up 'Hands off OAS' campaign.

Critics distressed over Tories' plans to change environmental review process

With a new “austerity budget” and other legislation changes forthcoming from the Conservative government, many have concerns about possible amendments to the Environmental Assessment Act.

What really happened outside the Fairmont Hotel at the G8 University Summit protest?

"This is not an apathetic moment," activist Harsha Wallia said. Protesters were demonstrating against the move towards the privatization of Canada's universities that some believed the G8 University S

Read-in at Tyee School protests provincial budget cuts in education

Schools are under threat of losing important staff due to provincial budget cuts. More cut backs to libraries and librarians would be yet another blow to the already besieged public education system,

HIV/AIDS Community Rallies at the VAG to Show Opposition to Provincial Aids Funding Cuts

VO's favourite citizen journalist takes us to the HIV-AIDS community's protest against Aids Funding budget cuts with his video camera.

Retiring Toronto Councillor Offers Words of Wisdom for Vancouver

Retiring Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae is sick and tired of the hopeless fiscal situation of municipalities. The political retirement of veteran Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae is not...

Vancouver and Victoria Families Rally for UBC Midwifery Program

An estimated hundred and twenty-five people marched across the Burrard Street Bridge yesterday to protest a provincial funding review of UBC’s Midwifery Education Program. Amongst their ranks were...