Downtown Eastside

Pickton inquiry denounced as thousands march for missing and murdered women

Nearly 5,000 people marched today to remember hundreds of women murdered or missing in Vancouver, and criticizing what they said is a 'sham inquiry.'

Attachment or authenticity: which would you choose?

When you accept your real self, does the need for addictions and dependency disappear?

Author opens up about social work, meeting the mayor and the literary life

Vancouver author Michael Christie talks about his social work experiences and on meeting Mayor Gregor Robertson to accept his book prize.

Supporting South Africa and Vancouver with food wall gardens

Two of the bigger challenges for families and girls living in rural areas of South Africa’s Limpopo, Northern and Eastern Cape provinces, are food security and basic menstrual supplies. Food...

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.

Creative writing stories from Onsite

At the Megaphone creative writing program at Onsite -- the detox centre above the Insite safe injection facility -- many writers write poems and stories based on their experiences. The students range...

Homeless for the holidays in downtown Vancouver: photos

I met Ron McGrath at the A&W by Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. It was still dark  when we sat down to have breakfast.  I couldn't tell right away that he was homeless. His many...

Sex workers call for hate crime law, end to violence

Sex workers and supporters lit candles on the steps of a police detachment as part of a global day of action.

Mother of Pickton victim says cops brushed her off, withheld daughter's possessions

Brushed off by the missing persons unit. Denied even her murdered daughter's possession or photos. A mother speaks out at the Missing Women Inquiry today.

Tensions at Missing Women's inquiry boil over

B.C.'s Missing Women's Inquiry saw a pointed argument between the lawyer for families of Robert Pickton's murder victims.