Downtown Eastside

Vancouver Mayor Misses Goal To Eliminate Homelessness

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

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

Pope Invited To Visit Vancouver's Poorest Area

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Your presence and message will bring a spotlight internationally to (our) concerns."

Vancouver Artwork Wants to 'Heal The Divide' In City's Downtown

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"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.'"

Robert Pickton Movie Focuses On Serial Killer's Victims

CBC | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It’s a very important story, a really necessary story. It has to be told."

A Message To People Who Bash Surrey, B.C.

Alex Sangha | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

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.

Veteran B.C. MLA Seeks NDP Nod For Vancouver East

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

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.

► Homeless Man Shares What Little He Has With Stranger

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Homelessness is a longstanding and serious issue in Vancouver. But living in one of the world's most expensive cities means it's easy to feel like you...

Vancouver MLA Seeks NDP Nomination For Federal Riding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver MLA is seeking the NDP nomination for the federal riding of Vancouver East.Mable Elmore currently represents the riding of Van...

Remove 'Selfish Yuppies' From Vancouver: Petition

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The topic of homelessness is a hotly contested one in Vancouver, especially for those residing in the downtown core. Plans for two homeless shelter...

Upvote This: Vancouver Redditors Help Former Addict

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Reddit users are prolific and inquisitive, but kind is not a common adjective applied to people on the social networking site where the anonymous comm...

If Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad Lived In 2014

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein is no stranger to stirring the pot. You may not know her by name, but you've likely seen her photos. Goldstei...

Homelessness Cuts Life Expectancy In Half: Vancouver Report

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - He was a wily character with a bright personality, known for philosophical musings as he sold flowers from the streets of downtown Vancouv...

Human Rights Complaint Filed Over Vancouver Advance Poll Locations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver man has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal claiming the city's most vulnerable people are being shut out of...

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 ...

Homeless Shelters Anger Downtown Vancouver Residents

CBC | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Tempers flared at a public meeting Wednesday night as downtown Vancouver residents got their first chance to voice their concerns over two new shelter...

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...

Tents Remain At Vancouver Homeless Camp After Deadline

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Tents remained up in a homeless camp on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside early Thursday, following an emotional day that saw a coroner remove...

Man Found Dead In Vancouver Homeless Camp

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A coroner wheeled a body out of a homeless camp on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside just hours before police were expected to enforce an inju...

Vancouver Allowed To Evict Homeless From Park: Court

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A judge has provided one week for homeless residents of a squalid tent city to vacate a downtown Vancouver park, in a ruling advocates say...

Texting System Warns Vancouver Homeless About Bad Drugs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A non-profit Vancouver group says a new text-messaging system that gets information to homeless people could potentially save lives.Tracey...

LOOK: Raw Vancouver Captured By Photographer In Recovery

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When Donovan Mahoney first started snapping photos with his iPhone almost three years ago, he didn't realize it would change his perspective on life. ...

Brothers Reunite In Vancouver After 13 Years

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - They had been separated for 13 years and by 1,200 kilometres.But the chasm between Bill Olsen, 60, and his estranged brother, Bruce Sauer,...

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...

Suspected Heroin Overdoses Prompts Warning

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver police are asking local drug users to use the services of a well-known, safe-injection site after a rash of suspected heroin ove...