Vancouver Observer

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Canzine West 2016: giant zine fest hits Vancouver on Nov 5

Free festival showcases the best in zine and DIY art

Ages of the Moon: a funny, poignant, bourbon-soaked meditation about aging and loss

Sam Shepard's contemplative play, "Ages of the Moon," tells the story of Byron and Ames, two old friends who reunite on the eve of a lunar eclipse. Ames has been kicked out of his house after...

Cops catch crook on Craigslist

With the victim’s help, the VPD have caught another person selling a stolen bike on Craigslist. On October 17th, a 64-year-old Kitsilano resident discovered someone had stolen his bike. He reported...

Rank And Vile XXX stand-up comedy tour

Stops at The Emerald in Vancouver on Nov 6, 2016.

Campaign to stop Trump from inside Canada

Global citizen movement Avaaz will gather expats and Canadians today with a 'Stop Trump' launch event outside the new Trump Tower in downtown Vancouver. Canada, alongside Mexico, hosts the largest...
Hiiro Prince of Vancouver Gay Male Yoga

Launch of public, gentle yoga classes for gay, bi and trans men

In an effort to break the mould and support the Vancouver gay/bi/trans community, Hiiro Prince is launching Vancouver Gay Mens Yoga. VGMY will offer public BY DONATION classes. The purpose...

Announcing the 2016 Public Market Pick of the Fringe

 Vancouver just can’t get enough Fringe Theatre—that’s why there are Fringe holdovers after the Festival! From September 21 through 25, the Public Market Pick of the Fringe will be held at...

National Observer makes shortlist for Canada's best news site

National Observer is shortlisted along with Toronto Star, CBC News, CTV News, and CTV News Calgary for Canadian Online Publisher Association's (COPA) prestigious 2016 award for 'Best News Website'....

Vancouver poised to take next steps on empty homes tax

Vancouver is on track to implement a tax on empty and underutilized homes before the end of the year, Council will hear next week. The proposed tax targets Vancouver’s known 10,800 empty homes,...

Great Bear Rainforest to receive special designation

As part of their upcoming Royal Tour, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will officially endorse the Great Bear Rainforest under The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative,...