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Five ways to grow food when you don't have a garden

Five ways to grow food when you don't have a garden

It turns out that condo-dwellers have some surprising advantages when it comes to growing food.

Halifax-based donair creator files court action against Vancouver-area eatery

King of Donair says Donair King in Burnaby, B.C., has caused confusion by infringing on its name and logo

MOCKED AND INSULTED: IFHT shames Vancouver's funnest spots in song

I F*cking Hate That's latest song lays waste to Vancouver in hilarious rap attack.

What gardeners eat in the fall

The rewards of year-round gardening are truly delicious. At this time of year, there’s plenty to harvest and little maintenance required.

Why cities are the future of sustainable food

From the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact to farm-to-table dinners to investment co-ops, cities are driving the local food movement. It’s more than just a trend.

University of B.C. chairman resigns after probe finds 'errors of judgment'

Ex-B.C. Supreme Court justice investigated allegations that John Montalbano and Sauder School of Business tried to muzzle Prof. Jennifer Berdahl over blog post.

How to plant garlic like a pro [video]

Garlic is an ideal urban crop because it takes up surprisingly little space, and October is the month to plant it. Here's how to grow it in your garden.

Food security is a political issue

Access to healthy and affordable food is one of the most basic things we need to ensure a safe and productive society. The right to food deserves to be an election issue.

Municipal federation creates task force to respond to Syrian refugee crisis

OTTAWA — The mayor of Halifax and a city councillor from Vancouver will lead a task force set up by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to develop a response to the humanitarian crisis facing...

Grey whale in English Bay

A grey whale that showed up in English Bay this week has Vancouverites buzzing. A Vancouver Observer reader shot a video of the cetacean swimming near Jericho Beach. "I actually stopped because I...