poverty

Flashy adventure with the Guardians, corrosive poverty for Daniel Blake, Vancouver’s housing crisis on screen

Also America’s original celebrity chef and a crime that shakes two families

Two thousand backpacks for Syrian and Canadian children

Syrian refugee children and low-income Canadian children living in the Lower Mainland will be fully equipped for the 2016 school year. At least that’s Jenny Kwan’s holiday wish. The Immigration,...

A former Bond makes like Bourne and Susan Sarandon plays police in Ontario

And watch for a clever Hollywood satire with two versions of Robin Wright.

Privilege and empathy: The welfare food challenge confronts us with taboos and truisms

British Columbians from all walks of life are showing their support for an increase in welfare rates by eating no more than $26 worth of groceries over the next seven days.

Hugo Chavez: the man and the myth

Were we upset at Chavez as he was portrayed in Western media, or who he was as a person?

Living wage in BC could prevent disabilities: SFU prof

Bruce Lanphear, an SFU researcher, believes that removing social inequities and increasing the standard minimum wage are key factors in preventing disabilities.

Pickton inquiry denounced as thousands march for missing and murdered women

Nearly 5,000 people marched today to remember hundreds of women murdered or missing in Vancouver, and criticizing what they said is a 'sham inquiry.'

A Message of Hope: Keabetswe’s Story

‘My experience with My Arms Wide Open’s program was an eye opener. All those that participated had a different approach to life after attending the program.’ Keabetswe M., Resident of Bergnek

Gentrification killing off low-income rooms in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Report shows development driving up rents, reducing number of welfare-level rooming houses.

The Best Place on Earth? Not for many B.C. families

Stats show incomes are middle of the pack. But an awful lot of families are struggling, too.
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