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Downtown East Side
Brother of murdered woman shocked after Vancouver removes memorials
Bronze plaques bearing the names of Georgina Papin, Brenda Wolfe and Marnie Frey were first installed on a DTES sidewalk in 2012.
The Canadian Press
Sep 27th, 2015
Chinatown, Downtown Eastside heritage and housing protected with new Council investment
City Council approved an investment of $1.16 million into upgrades for historic heritage buildings in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside.
Dec 17th, 2014
Building careers in the Downtown Eastside, one block of wood at a time
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.
Mar 14th, 2013
Council discusses 2040 Transportation plan and rezoning in DTES
The regular Vancouver City Council meeting of October 30, 2012 came to order at 9:34 a.m. Councillor Elizabeth Ball gave the welcome and asked that everyone give a thought to the people affected by...
Oct 31st, 2012
Two leading human rights groups quit B.C. missing women inquiry
Two high-profile human rights groups are the latest of a string of organizations to pull the plug on B.C.'s missing women inquiry. Both organizations cite a lack of government funding to subsidize...
Oct 6th, 2011
Another group pulls the plug on B.C.'s missing women inquiry
Pivot Legal Society joins six other groups in saying lack of legal aid unevens the field for groups representing sex workers and aboriginals.
Sep 20th, 2011
Missing Women Commissioner Oppal survives uncomfortable pre-hearing
Downtown Eastside activists did not hold back their criticisms of Wally Oppal and his Missing Women Commission of Inquiry at the Commission’s Pre-Hearing on Wednesday night. Over 100 people...
Jan 20th, 2011
Sister Watch town halls continue at Carnegie
Pungent incense filled the air at the Carnegie Theatre on Main and Hastings Streets, as the Vancouver Police Department hosted a third town hall at the Carnegie Community Centre on Friday....
Jan 16th, 2011
The Christmas Carol Project, Get Baked, Bah Humbug and Christmas Crafts
The Christmas Carol Project, Get Baked, Bah Humbug and Christmas Crafts.
Dec 14th, 2010
Winter in the Downtown East Side
A young woman stood under the awning of a darkened store, holding a needle close to her wrist. Her red jacket hung open and she staggered a little in the grey slush pooling at her feet. Meters away...
Nov 25th, 2010