Downtown Eastside Vancouver

An Undercover Cop Expected The Worst From Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. He Was Wrong.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Compassion can be found just about anywhere.

Vancouver Mayor Misses Goal To Eliminate Homelessness

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Gregor Robertson had hoped to get Vancouver's homeless off the streets by 2015.

Aboriginal Art Hotel Is Unlike Anything Else In Canada

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Tucked cozily away in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood sits a building that is hard to miss. With ornate aboriginal designs and a majestic ...

Vancouver Park Campers Released From Custody

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Five people who were arrested during the dismantling of a homeless camp on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have now been released from polic...

Vancouver Homeless Camp Disperses

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The day Ben DuPont walked out of jail last July, he bought a little green tent for $64 and pegged it into a Downtown Eastside park that so...

Vancouver Servers, Bartenders Swap Aprons For Boxing Gloves

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

After hours on her feet slinging drinks and serving meals in downtown Vancouver, Shaylen Washburn swaps her restaurant apron for boxing gloves to trai...

Alcoholics Taught To Make Booze

CBC | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A non-profit agency that provides social services to people living on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is running a unique program aimed at helping extr...

Non-Profit Downplays Spending Probe

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's housing agency has ordered a financial review of a non-profit organization that operates housing, a safe-injection site...

InSite Operator's Spending Probed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The CEO of an agency that helps British Columbians attain affordable housing says a third-party accounting firm is reviewing the books of ...

HIV Meds Stolen In Downtown Eastside

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver police say a courier truck carrying a large quantity of non-narcotic, HIV medication has been stolen.They're looking for a brown...

Moving On From Gentrification to 'Shared Neighborhoods'

Brent Toderian | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Brent Toderian

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'

CP | Rebekah Funk and Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - To outsiders, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside could be considered an intimidating place, where some backalleys are strewn with syringes an...

MISSING: One Police Hand Gun

CBC | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada

Vancouver police have launched an intensive search for a police firearm after an officer lost the handgun in the city’s Downtown Eastside. ...

Serial Killer Warnings Were Unnecessary, Police Testify

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Three senior police officers felt it unnecessary to put out a public warning that women were vanishing from the Downtown Eastside in the l...