Skip to Content
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!
Flashy adventure with the Guardians, corrosive poverty for Daniel Blake, Vancouver’s housing crisis on screen
Also America’s original celebrity chef and a crime that shakes two families
May 4th, 2017
Two thousand backpacks for Syrian and Canadian children
Syrian refugee children and low-income Canadian children living in the Lower Mainland will be fully equipped for the 2016 school year. At least that’s Jenny Kwan’s holiday wish. The Immigration,...
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Dec 23rd, 2015
A former Bond makes like Bourne and Susan Sarandon plays police in Ontario
And watch for a clever Hollywood satire with two versions of Robin Wright.
Aug 23rd, 2014
Privilege and empathy: The welfare food challenge confronts us with taboos and truisms
British Columbians from all walks of life are showing their support for an increase in welfare rates by eating no more than $26 worth of groceries over the next seven days.
Oct 17th, 2013
Hugo Chavez: the man and the myth
Were we upset at Chavez as he was portrayed in Western media, or who he was as a person?
Mar 6th, 2013
Living wage in BC could prevent disabilities: SFU prof
Bruce Lanphear, an SFU researcher, believes that removing social inequities and increasing the standard minimum wage are key factors in preventing disabilities.
May 3rd, 2012
Pickton inquiry denounced as thousands march for missing and murdered women
Nearly 5,000 people marched today to remember hundreds of women murdered or missing in Vancouver, and criticizing what they said is a 'sham inquiry.'
David P. Ball
Feb 14th, 2012
A Message of Hope: Keabetswe’s Story
‘My experience with My Arms Wide Open’s program was an eye opener. All those that participated had a different approach to life after attending the program.’ Keabetswe M., Resident of Bergnek
Feb 9th, 2012
Gentrification killing off low-income rooms in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Report shows development driving up rents, reducing number of welfare-level rooming houses.
Dec 14th, 2011
The Best Place on Earth? Not for many B.C. families
Stats show incomes are middle of the pack. But an awful lot of families are struggling, too.
Dec 11th, 2011