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.

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.

The future of Canada's health care at stake: Maude Barlow warns of privatization and high-cost drugs

It's more than just a simple funding formula: changes proposed by the Harper government could change Canadian health care in fundamental ways, warns Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow.

Mexican journalist finds support from activists to fight deportation

Mexican journalist Karla Berenice García Ramírez blew the whistle on government corruption in Mexico, moving to Surrey after death threats. Now the writer and broadcaster faces imminent deportation.

Premiers united in opposition to Conservatives' 'unilateral' health care decision

Premiers say they will band together to get the federal government back at the health care table, but will Ottawa budge from its increasingly tough stance?

Canada's health care: Premier downplays dangers while critics warn of creeping privatization

On the eve of a pivotal premiers' meeting on health care, Christy Clark praised innovation, while critics warned of a "back door" to privatization.

Canada's health care: premiers gather in Victoria to discuss system's future

What does the future hold for health care? With Canada's health accord expiring in 2014, the country's premiers are meeting to discuss plans for medicare. VO is live-blogging from the meetings.

Missing Women Inquiry: Brother of Pickton victim calls on RCMP to apologize

Dawn Crey disappeared from the Downtown Eastside 12 years ago. After two days of RCMP testimony, her brother is calling for an apology.

Same-sex marriages 'should be valid,' law to change: Justice minister

Ottawa blames Liberals, vows to change Canada's marriage laws after government lawyers argue that up to 5,000 same-sex marriages invalid.

Harper's North Vancouver visit met by anti-pipeline protest, arrest

Anti-pipeline demonstrators called Harper's support for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline a "lack of political leadership" during his North Vancouver visit today.

Canada re-opens abortion, same-sex marriage culture wars

PM Stephen Harper insists his government will not open debate on same-sex marriage or reproductive rights, even after an MP vows to do otherwise and couples told marriages not legal.