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.
Chinatown, Downtown Eastside heritage and housing protected with new Council

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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....

The Christmas Carol Project, Get Baked, Bah Humbug and Christmas Crafts

The Christmas Carol Project, Get Baked, Bah Humbug and Christmas Crafts.

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...