Downtown Eastside

B.C. Has Had More Overdose Deaths In 2016 Than Ever Before

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada British Columbia

In November alone, 128 people died from illicit drug use, an average of more than four a day.

From Panic To 'Total, Extreme Pain': Drug Users Describe Withdrawal

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Thirty-two years clean, Bill Wong still remembers the "unbearable" pain.

Will And Kate Tour Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

CP | Laura Kane and Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The mayor, premier, and First Nations leaders greeted the royal couple.

Dear Duchess Kate, Let's Rewrite The Story On Kids' Mental Health

Linnie von Sky | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
Linnie von Sky

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.

More Family-Friendly Condos Could Save Faltering Vancouver Schools

YPNextHome | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia

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.

Ogling For Profit In Vancouver's DTES Is Socially Irresponsible

Sarah E. Leamon | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah E. Leamon

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 Hooker Monologues' Aims To Peel Back The Curtain On Sex Work

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The production's creator is a sister of one of serial killer Robert Pickton's victims.

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 Police Refuse To Clean Feces, Blood From Cell: Lawyer

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The lawyer said there was "blood smeared on the walls, a toilet that was disgusting, a thin blanket for overnight, [and] no food..."

Vancouver Stabbing Spree Victim Says He's Traumatized By Attack

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"... I came to have a good life, not to get stabbed."

Edmonton Man ID'd As Vancouver Suspect Shot, Killed By Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The suspect stabbed three people, including a woman who suffered serious injuries.

Stabbing Spree Suspect Shot Dead By Vancouver Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A knife-wielding man who stabbed three people on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside was shot and killed by police when less-lethal weapons prov...

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.

Pope Invited To Visit Vancouver's Poorest Area

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | 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 04.29.2015 | 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 05.15.2015 | 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 05.15.2015 | 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...