Vancouver Observer

Stories posted by the Vancouver Observer team based on news releases or quick posts on breaking news.

Rural British Columbians oppose trophy hunting of grizzly bears

The majority of British Columbians living in rural ridings oppose trophy hunting of grizzly bears, a poll conducted by Insights West on behalf of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association has found....

Peacegeeks among top 10 finalists for Google Canada Impact Challenge

Peacegeeks, a Vancouver-based humanitarian nonprofit, is in the top 10 finalists for Google Canada’s Impact Challenge, which provides $5 million of funding for the winners. If it wins, the group...

Statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson on major housing, transit investments in federal budget

Vancouver is grappling with a tough affordability crisis and today’s federal budget is an encouraging step to tackle our biggest challenges - with meaningful investments in housing, public transit...

GreenPAC endorses B.C. environmental champions for the provincial election

Candidates endorsed from three major parties.

Make a healthy choice by filling half your plate with fruit and vegetables

Health Minister Terry Lake and Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick joined Half Your Plate ambassador chef Michael Smith in a cooking demonstration to remind British Columbians how important it is to...

Protecting the right to protest: Free speech versus corporate power

Observer Media Group Founder and CEO, Linda Solomon, to participate in a panel discussion on the freedom of speech.

Fourteen-year-old Vancouver artist Maya Rae brings youthful influences to vocal jazz

She’s just 14 years old, but Vancouver jazz vocalist Maya Rae already knows exactly who she is as an artist. Her debut album, Sapphire Birds, showcases her beguiling, understated vocal style and...

Statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson on welcoming refugees

Vancouver is known throughout the world for our remarkable diversity. We have a longstanding commitment to welcoming refugees and their families in times of need. This proud history of helping...

B.C. home to Canada’s second highest poverty rate

New report: Province must stop rejecting need for poverty reduction plan

Syrian refugees to hold multicultural dinner for community on December 3

Asmaa Qawas and Manar Alsaid Ahmed didn’t know what to expect when they came to Canada as Syrian refugees 11 months ago, but to their surprise, they were welcomed with open arms. Through their...
//-->