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West Vancouver

The Artist's Notebook and Word and Image: two workshops in West Vancouver

Feeling stumped for creativity? You can help remove the mental block by taking two new art workshops in West Vancouver. It's coming up next week, so sign up early! The Artist’s Notebook  Sat,...

Matt Damon sightings in Vancouver

It's true. Matt Damon and wife Luciana Bozán Barroso are renting a house in Vancouver for the summer. But where? And why? We speculate: "Over in Whalley, my sources tell me. North Whalley," Derek...

Young pianist Tristan Teo strikes a chord with competition judges

Gruelling daily schedule lifts teen into the big leagues.

The deep democracy of a Canadian Town Meeting with Michael Ignatieff

Nothing in me is smug about the safety of Canada. I'm an American on the brink of becoming a Canadian citizen and I’m here tonight to see how we conduct our political discourse.

Public service is a privilege

Let's restore civility to conversations about the future of our country.

Osaka brings Asian gourmet food to West Van

Osaka Market opened in West Vancouver this week, bringing a taste of Asian culture to what has been a predominantly white suburb of an ethnically diverse city. The 37,000 square-foot high-end...

Asst. fire chief recounts details of fighting sulphur fire on Capilano Reserve

"The sulphur in there was smouldering and causing a moderate amount of smoke.  It wasn't free flaming.  We went in and put it out.  The Squamish Nation and Norgate were put on...

Living Canadian with Miho Suzuki

Life in Vancouver from a new perspective. The Vancouver Observer sits down with Miho Suzuki to talk about her time in Canada over the past three years.