Vancouver Observer

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...

Why free trade talks with China failed

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jetted off to Beijing, the media was told to expect the announcement of a free trade agreement, the first of its kind between China and a G7 country. The first sign...

Canadian whistleblowers lead the world in reporting financial crime

Every year, dozens of honest, enterprising Canadians blow the whistle on alleged financial crimes, hoping to clean up the industry-- and strike it rich. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the...

Remember the #KMFace photos that mocked Kinder Morgan claim that facial expressions were a form of "assault"?

“You can see the expressions on faces. Picture 10 is important for that,” said corporate lawyer William Kaplan referring to photo exhibits.