Vancouver Observer

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

International Bear Day events kick off Saturday at Capilano University

This weekend, residents of North Vancouver will have a rare opportunity to encounter grizzly bears and spirit bears, in addition to the more common resident black bears. April 2nd marks...
Brussels

Police Encourage Vigilance Following Attacks in Brussels

Vancouver – Police are encouraging the public and business owners and operators to remain vigilant following this morning’s attacks in Brussels, Belgium.  The threat level in Canada remains...
The Creek housing for families

City breaks ground on 135 units of affordable housing geared towards families

This morning the City officially broke ground on a development with 135 units of affordable housing geared towards families, to be constructed on the 6.4 acre Southeast False Creek site being...

Sadhu Johnston named Vancouver City Manager

Following a four month international search, Vancouver City Council has selected Sadhu Johnston as the new City Manager for the City of Vancouver. As the administrative head of the City, the...

Salt Spring in the City pops up on Main Street

For a third year running, Salt Spring in the City – a curated pop-up village market – returns to Vancouver from March 4 to 6 to showcase the treasures and flavours of the Salish Sea. Over...
Cyclehop Bike Share system

City announces bike share partner

Starting this summer, there will be a new way to get around Vancouver on two wheels. This week, the City of Vancouver announced its selection of CycleHop Canada as the operator of Vancouver’s public...

B.C. man passionately defends website he set up to destroy his ex-wife's reputation

Burnaby resident Patrick Fox (formerly called Richard Riess) posted an impassioned defence yesterday of his controversial website about his ex-wife, Desiree Capuano. Fox launched the site in 2014...

Wolf slaughter in South Selkirk over for the year, Wildlife Defence says

Sources close to the B.C. based conservation organization, Wildlife Defence League, have received information that the B.C. wolf cull in the South Selkirk region is now completed for this year. The...

BC Cancer Agency launches digital mammography vehicles to serve women in rural and remote areas

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Canadian women. In fact, according to the BC Cancer Agency, in 2015 an estimated 3,400 women were diagnosed with the disease in the...

Linda Solomon Wood on why she started Vancouver Observer

Why did you start Vancouver Observer? I saw an opportunity in Vancouver for a new publication, a publication that would reflect the depth of the city.  Although there were many great writers and...
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