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.

Canada-Europe free trade: after Victoria's pullout, Vancouver demands clarity on 'clandestine' CETA deal

Worried about its municipal rights and services, Victoria has joined Montreal, Toronto and dozens of cities in opting out of the 'most ambitious trade deal' in history. Is Vancouver next?

Harper's former lobbying group looks to US for thoughts and ideas

Stephen Harper's former employer – the National Citizens Coalition – re-emerged in 2012 with an ad targeting Liberal leader Bob Rae. VO spoke to NCC's leader about Harper, hustings, and hatchet jobs.

“Totalitarian” state surveillance on First Nations adds to “demonization” of pipeline critics: Grand Chief

New documents reveal the RCMP has been spying on environmentalists and First Nations opponents of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

Rioting research from Vancouver to India points to restorative justice solutions

With 200 charges filed against alleged 2011 Stanley Cup rioters, a visiting UK scholar hopes BC pushes ahead with alternative sentencing.

Matching Tory-robocall IP address adds to scope of widespread fraud allegations

Tories linked directly to voter suppression calls. Call centre workers allege they sent voters astray. GOP operatives in Canada. The 2011 election scandal keeps growing.

Climate activists arrested at behest of Warren Buffett's BNSF Railway over coal blockade

Fourteen climate change activists, including a Nobel Peace Prize winning economist, have been arrested after BNSF railway served 40 blockaders with a pre-emptive court order this morning.

“Supermoon” to square off against comet dust on Saturday night

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's Supermoon. Don't believe the earthquake-tsunami-shipwreck warnings, though -- the supermoon is not linked to any natural disasters. Or is it?

Sun News host Ezra Levant recalls “wonderful” Koch foundation summer

One of Canada's most conservative commentators dodges funding questions about Ethical Oil in a conversation with VO.

Fraser Institute co-founder confirms 'years and years' of U.S. oil billionaires' funding

With nearly 16 per cent of its budget from foreign sources, the influential Fraser Institute claims that $500,000 from the US Koch family only went to its international programs.

Pickton inquiry: street nurse Bonnie Fournier wins fight to testify on missing women

A nurse who knew many of Vancouver's missing women and claims to have rescued a sex worker from Pickton will testify, alongside ex-mayor Philip Owen and ex-premier Ujjal Dosanjh.