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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...

Upcoming GaymerX convention addresses sexual orientation in video games

An upcoming LGBT convention, GaymerX starts discussion of the importance and inclusion of sexual orientation in video games.

Canada's first-ever female Olympic boxer, Mary Spencer, at the punching bag:video

For the first time in history, women will be allowed to compete in Olympic boxing. With the games under way, Canada's Mary Spencer is “looking forward to fighting.”

Media fight police order for Stanley Cup riot photos

Turn us into police informants and we can't do our jobs, journos argue.

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,...

Vancouver police demand media hand over riot images

Newsrooms argue that agreeing could endanger journalists -- who might then be seen as acting on behalf of the police.

Soldier tells father he's gay on YouTube

On Monday, just one day before the U.S. military formally ended its ” don’t ask, don’t tell” policy,  a 21-year-old soldier stationed in Germany confessed over the phone to the father in Alabama...

B.C. man to blog live from Vancouver airport -- for 80 days

From his couch in the terminal, he'll tell the stories of everyone from the hangar crews to the holidaying hordes.

Vancouver Observer launches new section for user generated content

Localvocal has arrived. Post stories, links, comments. And publish instantly. Give it a try.

Investigative Reports, Moral Dilemmas

Jeff Gerein and Jonah McKeen directed and produced this film about the moral dilemmas VO reporter Megan Stewart and commentator Chis Shaw faced as they conducted an inquiry into the risks associated...