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!

old growth forests

Political leadership needed to resolve Cortes Island’s “War in the Woods”

Conservationists renew call for BC Liberals to commit to restoring and expanding a “BC Park Acquisition Fund” to purchase and protect endangered forests on private lands.

No negotiation progress as Island Timberlands’ plans to log Cortes Island forests remain virtually unchanged

Six thousand eight hundred petition signatures brought media attention and pressure to bear on Island Timberlands’(IT) plans to log significant ecosystems on Cortes Island, including some of the...

MTV and "Avatars" follow Zoe Miles to Brookfield Asset Management

A young woman from a remote island goes to Toronto, overcomes her shyness, organizes a Flash Mob, gets on MTV and asks for a hearing with the CEO of powerful Brookfield Management Company...