Vancouver Downtown Eastside

'You Watch The Life Disappear': Stories From Canada's Opioid Crisis

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2016 | Canada

"When we shame people who are suffering from addiction we push them further into the shadows.''

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.

Will And Kate To Focus On Mental Health With Vancouver Visit

CP | Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The couple have been advocates for mental health services in the U.K.

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.

Is B.C. Forgetting About Its Renters?

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

With so much of the attention focused on Victoria's tent city and Vancouver's skyrocketing home prices in the housing debate, one group is left hollering, "Hey, what about us?" That group is all of the Province's renters, and it's a group worth listening to.

'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.

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.

Vancouver Police Issue Painkiller Warning After Man's Death

CBC | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

One man was dead and two others were in cardiac arrest when paramedics called police to a home in Vancouver last Sunday.  A 24-year-old man, who ...

► 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...

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...

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...

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...

Record Overdoses At Vancouver Safe Injection Site Due To Fentanyl

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - Oct. 15, 2014: Drug samples taken after a recent rash of suspected heroin overdoses have come back from Health Canada labs as straight Fentan...

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. ...

First Nations Distance Themselves From Vancouver Homeless Camp

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Squatters given eviction notices for camping in a Vancouver park claim they have a right to put down stakes because they're on unceded lan...

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...

DTES Slumlord Misses Court Appearance

CBC | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver slumlord George Wolsey failed to show up for a legal hearing on Monday morning, but his lawyer insists he isn't trying to evade justice in t...