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Occupy Vancouver camper wins Last Candidate Standing election debate

Vancouver municipal election 2011: Light sabres. Pineapples. Saxophones. Bribery. Not your usual election props...

Occupy Vancouver in shock after suspected overdose death

Occupy Vancouver protestors held a candle-light vigil to mourn the death of a woman who died of a suspected overdose Saturday at the camp, while Mayor Robertson announced the tent city must go.

Linda Solomon: Last Year, Next Year

Happy New Year, VO-ers!  As we're sweeping up the glitter, let's raise a final glass to the people who create the Vancouver Observer! Amidst the gang violence and political meltdowns of the last...

Asst. fire chief recounts details of fighting sulphur fire on Capilano Reserve

"The sulphur in there was smouldering and causing a moderate amount of smoke.  It wasn't free flaming.  We went in and put it out.  The Squamish Nation and Norgate were put on...

Schools and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games

Teaching students to think critically about the Olympics put a teacher's job in jeopardy.

Protests, Black Bloc, and the Future of Anti-Olympic and Other Activist Organizing in Vancouver: View from the Street

An interview with Olympic Street medics Chris Shaw and Danika Surm about the first week of the 2010 Olympic Games.

"Worried to Death," Washington Resident Tells CBC About Hosting Canexus Chlorine During Olympic Games

On CBC yesterday, BC Almanac's Mark Forsythe asked Tom Biecker, of Belmont, Washington how the residents of the bucolic village are coping with news that the Canexus Chemical Plant of North Vancouver...

Washington Resident Cites VO in CBC Interview About Unwanted Olympic Gift: Chlorine From Vancouver in His Backyard

Be sure to listen to CBC Radio today at 12:10 PM to hear the Vancouver Observer's latest comments on the history of chlorine disasters and the why rail cars filled with chlorine are being moved from...

Geoff Meggs Assures Vancouver Residents Fridge Magnets Will be Safe During Olympics

Vancouver city council has bowed to public pressure and is reconsidering parts of the controversial 2010 Olympics “sign” bylaw. Critics have charged that the bylaw would have significantly infringed o