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!


A red, white and gold February in Vancouver

Vancouver photographers capture February's most memorable moments celebrated around the city and country.

RCMP Senate inquiry looms over Harper government as return to Parliament nears

Senators and staff prepare for RCMP probe into inappropriate spending.
MP Chuck Strahl

Democracy Watch Calls for Ethics Inquiry into Chuck Strahl, Spy Watchdog and Enbridge Lobbyist

Democracy Watch is urging the ethics commissioner to formally investigate SIRC chair Chuck Strahl's illegal activities and conflicts of interest related to energy giant Enbridge.

Canada's spy watchdogs should not be acting as lobbyists

Many are expressing outrage now that the public has become aware that Chuck Strahl is acting as a lobbyist for Enbridge, the company hoping to build a controversial oil pipeline...

Ethics Commissioner Distances Herself From Strahl Complaints

Commissioner Mary Dawson puts responsibility on Strahl, public office holders, to determine their private interests.

2 days remain in Tar Sands Reporting Project Kickstarter. We need your help to meet $10,000 challenge.

500 people = $5,000 (and we're almost there). 1,000 people = $10,000. We need your help right now.
Neil Young photo from AFCN

If 500 pledge $1 each, we get $5,000

With days remaining in the Tar Sands Reporting Project Kickstarter, a funder has stepped forward and pledged an additional $5,000, if 500 people pledge even $1 each.

4 days remain to pledge to the Tar Sands Reporting Project on Kickstarter

If, 500 people pledge, even $1 each, before the campaign ends, we'll get a matching grant of $5,000.

See what Industry Minister Moore has to say about your sky-high cell phone bills

See what Industry Minister Moore has to say about your sky-high cell phone bills

Canada's top spy watchdog lobbying for Chinese-First Nation firm in Alberta as well as Enbridge

Canada’s top spy watchdog, Chuck Strahl, registered to lobby the Alberta government on Dec. 3, 2013 on behalf of a joint First Nations and Chinese-owned energy project, as well as registering as a...