Commercial Drive

20 year-old man shot this morning on Commercial Drive

At 2:45am, a young man was shot in what Vancouver Police believe was a targeted attack. The victim is now in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Top Vancouver events Jan 5-8: Food market, economic discussion, and ...nudity?

All the best events going on around town: pants optional for one of them.

Christmas gift ideas from Vancouver's Holiday Market

Unique Christmas present ideas await at Vancouver's local farmers markets.

Painting the Drive

"The Drive" is another name for Commercial Drive, a popular street in Vancouver in the middle, sort of, of Vancouver's Italian, Portuguese and Brazilian communities. The street has  charm and...

Woman with machete arrested on Commercial Drive

Numerous people along Commercial Drive witnessed a dramatic incident this morning when a 49 year old woman brandishing a machete was taken into custody, following a short but tense standoff...

I’m not a hippie but I’m hopeful

Walking to the Broadway Skytrain Station, on my way to check out Occupy Vancouver on Saturday morning, I noted that it was a beautiful day. I recall thinking the same thing about 9/11 and the October...

Theresa's Eatery: A thriving co-op model restaurant business

Take a look at Theresa's Eatery, an alternative business model where everyone wins.

Early morning pedestrian-involved motor vehicle collision

Officers from the Vancouver Police Collision Investigation Unit have been called in to investigate an early morning pedestrian-involved motor vehicle collision that has resulted in an elderly man...

Broadway business owners say no to UBC Line

“Bad for business, but good for the city.” This is how many store owners and employees along Broadway responded when they heard the words “UBC rapid transit.” Opinions seem to be split about what to...

HST and liquor laws make profit harder to achieve for Palki Restaurant

Palki Restaurant, located on Commercial Drive near Napier, is a newcomer to the Drive, and  manager  Sharath Vittal contacted the Vancouver Observer recently to discuss the impact of the...