Vancouver police officers are teaming up with Arc'teryx, a B.C.-based outdoor clothing company, to hand out hundreds of free waterproof capes to homeless people in the city's downtown this winter. Vol...
Over the past weeks, Pivot Legal Society has talked to homeless men in Stanley Park and documented six assaults in the last month. Some of the victims have talked to the police, some have chosen not to report, and instead are finding more isolated places to sleep in an attempt to avoid detection by would-be assailants. This recent series of assaults against homeless men is not surprising in light of research looking at rates of victimization among homeless people.