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!

crime

Police stepping up enforcement on distracted drivers

Police are stepping up enforcement on distracted drivers throughout the month of February, according to a report from the Vancouver Police Department to Vancouver Observer. Here's more from the...

Austerity budget, free trade, crime bill: Conservatives eye sweeping changes with 2012 legislation

With a solid majority, the federal government is set to push through Stephen Harper's controversial bills on crime, immigration and copyright... and a dramatic agreement in secret.

Possible remains of human foot in shoe washes up on Vancouver beach

Vancouver police just released the following alert, notifying media that wht looks like the remains of a human foot in a boot have washed up on the shores of Kitsilano.  Shortly after 2 p.m. on...

A lifetime of prisoner responsibility

Finally some real financial support for the victims of crime

Two leading human rights groups quit B.C. missing women inquiry

Two high-profile human rights groups are the latest of a string of organizations to pull the plug on B.C.'s missing women inquiry. Both organizations cite a lack of government funding to subsidize...

Spectacle of Stanley Cup riots continues: criminal trials to be televised

Premier Christy Clark wants to publically shame rioters with prime time broadcast of Stanley Cup riot criminal trials. Last week, police began showing up in local newsrooms with warrants in hand,...

Most-wanted fugitive released on bail, minister wants law to change

A mere $3,000 bail got one of Canada's most-wanted fugitives out of jail, and it's making one federal public safety minister rethink the law. Walter Ernesto Guzman of El Salvador appeared before the...

Running shoe with human foot in it found in Vancouver's False Creek

Human remains found in shoe, washed up on shores of downtown Vancouver.

Ontario investigates jailed inmates' alleged mistreatment

With more than 100 complaints in the last year from inmates who claim that correctional officers assaulted them, Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin has launched a new investigation regarding the alleged...

VPD investigate break-in to Royal Canadian Mint store

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Property Crime Unit are investigating a weekend break-in to the Royal Canadian Mint store in the 700 block Granville Street in which it’s believed...