David P. Ball

David P. Ball is a freelance writer and photojournalist in Vancouver, B.C., on Coast Salish territories. Find him at davidpball.net and @davidpball on twitter. 

In love with photojournalism since he was eight, David studied professional writing and political science at the University of Victoria, following that passion to the Middle East where he reported from the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war. He has been published in more than 20 publications.

Canadian Women's Foundation fights poverty, violence against women, and 'sexual slavery'

Women in Canada are taking the lead in making change, says the Canadian Women's Foundation – from ending 'sexual slavery' to addressing poverty and relationship violence – but not without controversy.

Unpaid fines, leaks and spills at volumes beyond worst case scenarios for Enbridge Inc.

A withering report by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board was not Enbridge's only oil spill challenge in the summer of 2012. On June 19, a flange gasket joining two sections of an...

Enbridge's pipeline spills, PR headaches and corporate history

You've heard the names. You've seen the headlines. But what, exactly, is Enbridge – the key player behind Canada's most controversial industrial proposal? First in a series.

Earth on brink of 'irreversible' collapse of global ecosystem, new SFU study warns

Add excess consumption, over-population and extinctions to the climate crisis, and an SFU prof says the entire world teeters on the brink – and blink of an eye – according to a ground-breaking study.

Vancouver's arts and culture bleeding out in “steady migration", warn city creatives

As artists flee Vancouver for less expensive lives, are they taking city's future with them?

Harper v. Canada: 2011 election scandal brings scrutiny to PM's controversial past

With election irregularities alleged in two-thirds of the country's ridings, attention returns to Prime Minister Harper's long-standing opposition to election finance rules.

Beat Nation showcases Indigenous artists from across the continent through a hip hop lens

A mesmerizing and beat-driven exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery until June 3 features a youth-savvy mash-up of politics, tradition and urban realities.

Hastings Urban Farm offers food security and connection to land

Rows of lush kale, beets and lettuce are a-sprouting on a Downtown Eastside lot, where the Portland Hotel Society is growing a new food garden and tackling food insecurity raised by a recent UN visit.

Komagata Maru history vividly revisited in Ali Kazimi's "Undesirables"

Ninety-eight years after the Komagata Maru deportations, demands for a Parliamentary apology resurfaced. But history must not ignore the migrant justice activists of then and now, writes Ali Kazimi.

Memory engineering pioneer Elizabeth Loftus charts course for Inception-style mind control

The mind control techniques of Inception or Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind are closer than we think, says a California psychologist speaking at SFU. Can they be harnessed for good?