Downtown Eastside Vancouver


Non-Profit Downplays Spending Probe

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's housing agency has ordered a financial review of a non-profit organization that operates housing, a safe-injection site and other services in Vancouver's Downtown Eastsi...

Moving On From Gentrification to 'Shared Neighborhoods'

It's hard to have a conversation about gentrification, with all the baggage around the word. As long as many argue that any level of gentrification is to be absolutely avoided, positive and responsible change remains virtually impossible. Recently urbanist Richard Florida joined others in suggesting we need a new word to replace gentrification, asking "if all economic development and neighbourhood revitalization is gentrification, how do we grow and improve our urban areas?"

'Heaven Or Hell'

VANCOUVER - To outsiders, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside could be considered an intimidating place, where some backalleys are strewn with syringes and many residents struggle with addiction. But for a...

MISSING: One Police Hand Gun

Vancouver police have launched an intensive search for a police firearm after an officer lost the handgun in the city’s Downtown Eastside. A Sig Sauer P226 pistol with the serial number U778210 was l...