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.

NPA kept Downtown Eastside residents from voting, COPE alleges

2011 Vancouver Municipal Election: Scrutineers' pressure kept at least 50 people from voting and created delays that discouraged others -- charges the NPA denies.

Political hip-hop parlays on the election battle

Hip-hop isn't your usual electoral terrain, but this week we parlayed with three rappers who want to get out the vote.

Occupy Vancouver: Geography of a "modern agora"

It's been exactly a month since Occupy Vancouver began. With the city heading to court tomorrow hoping to evict the campers, we map out what occupiers have built in a month.

Occupy Wall Street raid 'pure criminality', say Vancouver occupiers

Several tarps and tents were removed in Vancouver and one man was arrested in advance of Wednesday court date.

Anton's Filipino children blunder lacks 'common sense,' says COPE candidate

NPA mayoral hopeful apologizes for campaign photos used without parental consent. Critics still say it was “political opportunism.”

COPE's R.J. Aquino a 'genuine advocate' for Vancouver, says MLA

2011 Vancouver Municipal Election: A week before the election, R.J. Aquino is still a relatively unrecognized face on the campaign trail. So who is COPE's youngest candidate?

Occupy Vancouver affordable housing march decries rising prices, condominium developers

Nearly 150 demonstrators from Occupy Vancouver held a protest for affordable housing Saturday, protesting upscale developments they said are causing rising prices.

Ashlie Gough death a 'tragedy' says family, but don't blame Occupy Vancouver

One week after the death of Ashlie Gough at Occupy Vancouver, her family confirmed she died of a heroin overdose – but said they find most portrayals of Gough “upsetting" and "inaccurate."

Passive negligence of the arts no longer an option, says Vision Vancouver

2011 Vancouver Municipal election: Party has renewed its promise to create new artists' spaces and ease bylaw and zoning rules. But with costs rising, will it make a difference for artists?

Skirmish with fire department, police leads ex-Occupy organizers to reach out to city

Following a skirmish between authorities and protesters at Occupy Vancouver, some of the protest's original organizers met to discuss ways forward – without the camp's approval.