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.

Social security rates for B.C. poor slammed as MLA ends welfare month hungry, broke

Advocates of boosting financial aid for the poor renewed their social security appeal as an MLA ended a month "on welfare" – $7 in debt and 12 kg lighter. Poverty, he said, affects health and safety.

Snowboarding and skiing on the North Shore a thrilling Vancouver nightlife experience

West Vancouver's Cypress mountain shimmers on the horizon nightly, offering one thing Whistler doesn't: late hours and excellent night skiing and boarding.

Snowboarding and skiing on the North Shore a thrilling Vancouver nightlife experience

West Vancouver's Cypress mountain shimmers on the horizon nightly, offering one thing Whistler doesn't: late hours and excellent night skiing and boarding.

Vancouver mining company opponent killed in Mexico pipeline clash

Human rights groups rallied at Canada's Mexican embassy yesterday after an opponent of Fortuna Silver was killed in Oaxaca state.

Liberal leader Bob Rae calls Harper government "dictatorial"

Liberal leader Bob Rae lambasted the Conservatives for "command and control" leadership on oilsands, health care and Aboriginal rights in a Vancouver speech.

Chinese New Year: food shopping in Chinatown's most popular grocery store

The lunar new year on Monday saw thousands of Vancouverites welcoming the Year of the Dragon, but today Chinatown has settled down.

Chinese Canadian war veterans honoured in new photo exhibit

Chinese Canadians who fought in Canada's armed forces -- despite being denied citizenship -- are recognized this week in a new photo display.

A call for a universal drug plan for Canada

National health insurance challenge: one in six BC residents too poor to pay for prescription drugs, a new report in Canadian Medical Association Journal says, calling for change.

Mexican whistleblower Karla Lottini fights corruption, death threats and deportation

"Tell her I came to say hi," a man told the journalist's sister – and showed her a gun. In this VO exclusive, Karla Lottini tells the tale of her fight to lead a safe life in Canada.

Gun death in downtown Vancouver: suspected gang execution

Another gun-related death in Vancouver: this time, a brazen shooting in Vancouver's upscale Sheraton's Bar One restaurant. This is the city's first murder of 2012.