crime

Pain, poverty and pleasure: Shifting the perspective behind bars

For a 19-year-old woman, seeing life as an opportunity takes work, and a helping hand.

Biutiful, Hall Pass, Alamar, a re-edited Justin Bieber and some Academy Award thoughts

Javier Bardem is up for an Oscar for playing a dying criminal and good father in Biutiful. (read more)

Vancouver wins Economist's "world's most livable city" for 2011

The Economist ranks Vancouver "the world's most livable city" for the fourth year in a row.

Murdered victims painted in "The Forgotten" need respect

The way I speak is through my paint brush… How was I going to tell the truth if I painted every single one of those women who went missing and many murdered in a pretty light? …Why now do some people...

When an outsider paints the DTES missing women

Last night I spoke at a National Conference at SFU talking about 'The Forgotten” Project. There was so much hostility in the room by a group of women from the DTES [Downtown Eastside]…These women...

Blood-covered man screams for help on West 4th

 Vancouver Police Robbery/Assault Detectives are investigating a serious assault that has resulted in a 31 year old man being taken to hospital with critical injuries.  At 9:30 a.m....

Guns, gangs and steel

Two weeks before Christmas, ten young people were gunned down on the streets of Vancouver just one block from where our Mayor and his family slept. Eight of the victims remain hospitalized with two...

Mayor Robertson heard gunshots last night from home

"Like many people in the neighbourhood, I too heard gunshots while I was at home early this morning," Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a statement just released to the press. "Anytime an incident...

Fighting crime, 140 characters at a time

Fighting crime turned a sharp curve as the Vancouver Police Department posted every call they received on Thursday, in a plan that is meant to promote social networking while increasing crime...

Child hostage back home

  The three year old boy injured during a dramatic hostage taking overnight is back home with his family after undergoing surgery to repair a five-inch laceration to his left...