If you walk into a RONA store in the Lower Mainland, you can purchase planters, patio furniture, and wooden Christmas ornaments from an unexpected source: the Downtown Eastside.
A sombre memorial marks Valentine's Day in the Downtown Eastside.
Supporters demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.
Yesterday's release of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry report was an emotional event that did little to guarantee justice for victims.
The Pickton inquiry faced a new setback today, as the lawyer for Aboriginal interests quit – the latest in a string of boycotts and criticisms which some say has cost the commission its legitimacy.
As a troubled inquiry into missing women entered its second week, family members of the disappeared took over a busy downtown intersection in opposition.
Vulnerable witnesses may be drug users or open to intimidation, need to feel comfortable and safe when speaking, independent counsel argues.
Community groups have said they'll boycott investigation because province has denied them individual legal funding -- and they're not happy with latest move.
"Oh, you're so pretty," exclaims Theresa, a short-haired woman as she greets Beauty Night founder, Caroline Macgillivray. Theresa throws her arms around Macgillivray in a warm embrace. "So...
OTTAWA - A new study says the rate of violent incidents reported by aboriginal women was triple that of non-aboriginal women in 2009. Statistics Canada says nearly 67,000, or 13 per cent of...