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In November alone, 128 people died from illicit drug use, an average of more than four a day.
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Thirty-two years clean, Bill Wong still remembers the "unbearable" pain.
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The mayor, premier, and First Nations leaders greeted the royal couple.
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I lift my fascinator in fascination of your efforts to advocate so publicly for the candid mental health conversation. It is one we need to encourage and one we owe a social responsibility to facilitate. We need to speak out so our children dare to do so sooner.
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City planners and developers need to realize that building a good mixture of home types for people of different incomes and ages, with amenities for people at all stages of their life, is what make a stable, healthy, vibrant city, and one where people want to, and are able to, stay and thrive.
The "Socially Responsible Van" tour is, to be blunt, completely and totally irresponsible. The tour capitalizes on and monetizes the misfortune of others. It lumps all residents of the Downtown Eastside into the same dismissive, downtrodden boat of addiction, poverty and illness.
The production's creator is a sister of one of serial killer Robert Pickton's victims.
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Compassion can be found just about anywhere.
The lawyer said there was "blood smeared on the walls, a toilet that was disgusting, a thin blanket for overnight, [and] no food..."
"... I came to have a good life, not to get stabbed."
The suspect stabbed three people, including a woman who suffered serious injuries.
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Gregor Robertson had hoped to get Vancouver's homeless off the streets by 2015.
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"Your presence and message will bring a spotlight internationally to (our) concerns."
"I've taken people down Hastings and (when we cross that street,) they say, 'whoa, we're not in beautiful Vancouver anymore. And I say 'well yes, you are, and this is a part of us.'"
"It’s a very important story, a really necessary story. It has to be told."
Many people in Surrey are hard-working families and just trying to get by. The last thing these families and their children need is your social stigma thrown at them.
The former Vancouver councillor was elected to the legislature in 1996 and subsequently became the first Chinese-Canadian to sit in the B.C. cabinet.
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