Vancouver Observer

Serena Jost's new solo CD recorded live in historic church

After recording several albums with her band, New York City based singer and cellist Serena Jost was ready to try something completely different. Serena wanted to make a solo album and capture the...

Squamish Nation celebrates court victory and urges Trudeau to abandon Trans Mountain expansion

Khelsilem, Councilor and spokesperson for the Squamish Nation, one of the Nations involved in a legal challenge against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion, urged the Canadian government to "...

Living in an apartment with kids? Share your experiences

The City is seeking input from apartment-dwelling families with children to help plan for spaces that better meet their needs. As part of an update to the High-Density Housing for Families and...

Your water wise summer starts early this year

Today City Council approved a new Drinking Water Conservation By-Law to align with the Metro Vancouver Drinking Water Conservation Plan. Under the new by-law, watering restrictions will start on...

Temporary modular housing approved for Kaslo Street

The Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver, Gil Kelley, announced today the approval of a development permit to build 52 new temporary modular housing units at 4480 (formerly 4410) Kaslo...

Thirty nine units of temporary modular housing approved for Powell Street

The City of Vancouver's Director of Planning has approved the development permit for the construction of temporary modular housing at 525 Powell Street (formerly 501 Powell St.). The...

International Women's Day Concert celebrates female musicians who turned tragedy into triumph

Every March 8, on International Women's Day, we hear about the achievements of brilliant, talented women around the world. But how often do we learn about the physical and mental disabilities or...

Charged Up program puts spotlight on Canada's community-led renewable power

A majority of Canadians support a quick transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, but few of us can actually think of a clean energy project. To raise the profile of community-led, grassroots...

BC Place lights up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Estonian independence

The roof of BC Place was illuminated on Monday night in the blue, black and white of Estonia’s national flag to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Estonia’s declaration of independence.  Thanks...

Respected Elder of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Leonard George

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tsleil-Waututh Nation respected Elder Leonard George. We express our deepest gratitude to the George Family, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and everyone...