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.

A Grinch's survival guide for holiday haters

What if it just ISN'T the most wonderful time of the year?

Mayor Robertson and Counc. Carr busted in 'greenest city' Scottification scam

Secret tapes reveal shocking hidden cultural agenda for Vancouver.

Sex workers call for hate crime law, end to violence

Sex workers and supporters lit candles on the steps of a police detachment as part of a global day of action.

Mother of Pickton victim says cops brushed her off, withheld daughter's possessions

Brushed off by the missing persons unit. Denied even her murdered daughter's possession or photos. A mother speaks out at the Missing Women Inquiry today.

Missing Women Inquiry: LePard insists detectives, not VPD, 'compromised' Pickton case

Deputy police chief Doug LePard – who authored an internal review into the botched Robert Pickton murder investigation – fended off suggestions of wider police department failures, standing by his...

Tensions at Missing Women's inquiry boil over

B.C.'s Missing Women's Inquiry saw a pointed argument between the lawyer for families of Robert Pickton's murder victims.

Peggy Nash nets NDP's 'top endorsement' as Layton's finance critic

2011 NDP race: Largely overlooked, leadership hopeful Peggy Nash goes deep in a wide-ranging VO exclusive interview.

NDP hopefuls vow to defeat Stephen Harper. But how?

2011 NDP race: Nine leaders took the stage in Vancouver's NDP town hall. Which one will replace Jack Layton?

Federal NDP leadership race hits Vancouver: Live blog

2011 NDP race: Nine candidates are vying to fill Jack Layton's shoes. And we've got the party covered.

'They had weapons pointed at our heads,' recalls secret Gaza flotilla activist

Three days on the high seas. Three days in Israeli detention. A Vancouver woman tells her story of a bold attempt to change Israeli government policy.