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Police ask virtual vigilantes not to mete out punishment

Virtual vigilante action uncalled for, police say, in a press release emailed to media this afternoon.

Fighting crime, 140 characters at a time

Fighting crime turned a sharp curve as the Vancouver Police Department posted every call they received on Thursday, in a plan that is meant to promote social networking while increasing crime...

VO's 2010 Games Closing Ceremonies were a Feast

Vancouver Observer Olympics reporters and contributors celebrated their own Olympic victories at a feast prepared by VO food writer Charles Macurdy that featured recipes he created to honour Canada's...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Makes His Case to Canada on YouTube

The questions are pouring into Prime Minister Stephen Harper on YouTube, his press secretary said. Ask the PM a question and win an iPod Shuffle. Tweet your question with the hashtag #VOW.

Street Kids Gain Access to New Media While Mayor Gregor Robertson and EA Sports Cut the Ribbon on New Opportunities

On Wednesday, January 13th, Mayor Gregor Robertson cut the ribbon on the new media room at Directions Youth Services, funded by EA Sports, an award winning developer of sports video games including...

VO Community Celebrates Relaunch Same Day Canwest Declares Bankruptcy

The Vancouver new media party drew business leaders, bloggers, reporters, social networkers and politicians to celebrate our relaunch and print edition coincidentally on the same day Canwest declared...