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.

Alberta Tories win, but Wildrose rise part of ominous right-wing shift

With the Wildrose party falling short of victory in Alberta, many are left asking what their meteoric rise means for human rights, climate justice and federal unity.

Downtown Eastside residents turfed from controversial City Hall condo planning consultation

Nearly 100 Downtown Eastside residents attended a City Hall meeting about the controversial Sequel 138 condominium development at the former Pantages Theatre site.

Pickton inquiry: "Erin Brockovich of Downtown Eastside" refuses to stay silent on missing women

Last April, as lawyers prepared for an inquiry into the Pickton investigation, retired street nurse Bonnie Fournier was told to expect a call. Nine days remain, and she's still waiting.

Missing women: Dave Pickton among 20 outstanding witness requests ignored since 2011

Robert Pickton's brother lived on their pig farm when women were being killed there, but he and 19 other requested witnesses have never been called to testify at the inquiry.

Live cows herded at downtown Vancouver farmer protest

Farmers brought their livestock to Burrard and Pender St. this morning, as they called for legal reforms.

Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms more critical than ever

Canada celebrates our constitution's Pearl Anniversary today. But let us not honour it idly: the stakes are simply too high.

US political strategy firm used widely by Tory MPs, but not always cited in Elections Canada reports

A US firm with strong Republican ties played down questions after its staff campaigned directly in the 2011 elections. But four of its clients didn't report the expense, and three still remain secret.

Amnesty International and Native groups release scathing open letter about Pickton inquiry

As the Missing Women Inquiry hit its last weeks – mired in claims of sexism, racism and illegitimacy – 15 excluded organizations called for national and international action.

Mexican journalist Karla Ramírez wins battle against deportation

Award-winning journalist and whistleblower Karla Berenice García Ramírez has been granted permanent residence, the Vancouver Observer has learned.