After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to Canada's National Observer. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!

Dave Vass

Dave is a fourth-year communications and political science student at Simon Fraser University. He currently works as the Vancouver Observer's social media volunteer.

Facebook launches messenger app

There is a hot new app in town, and it's by Facebook. The messenger app is a new, stand-alone messenger application for your cell phone. Currently it is available for the Android and iPhone markets,...

Stock market volatility has B.C. businesses on edge

The recent downturn in US and global stock markets has Canadian economists worried. This recent economic crisis, which originally ensued from the US losing its AAA credit rating from S&P, raises...

Bye-bye, wallet: how to avoid pickpockets in Vancouver

Have you ever been pick-pocketed? I was, just a couple days ago. Having just finished my Sunday class, I was making my way up Granville street towards the SkyTrain station, slowly weaving through the...

Give a kidney?

Your kidneys are awesome, share the love and give one away. I have been fortunate to have had some time this summer to volunteer for the Vancouver Observer as well as the BC Kidney Foundation, and...

National Kissing Day: bears kissing video

It would be unbearable to bar anyone or anything from participating in today's nationwide smooch fest. I bet these could use a couple breath mints.

What does a naked bear look like?

In case you haven't heard enough about bears this week...A furless bear in a German zoo has scientist baffled and children terrified everywhere.