Downtown Eastside

Occupy Vancouver affordable housing march decries rising prices, condominium developers

Nearly 150 demonstrators from Occupy Vancouver held a protest for affordable housing Saturday, protesting upscale developments they said are causing rising prices.

Vision Vancouver councillors tour Save on Meats: slide show

Vision Vancouver candidates tour the iconic venue in the heart of the Downtown Eastside.

Families of missing women take to the streets, joined by #OccupyVancouver

As a troubled inquiry into missing women entered its second week, family members of the disappeared took over a busy downtown intersection in opposition.

Charges laid in Vancouver’s fifth homicide of 2011

A charge of manslaughter has been laid against 30-year-old Jermaine Anthony Carby in relation to   Vancouver’s 5th homicide of 2011. 50 year old Gerald David Haakmat had been...

Six drawings capture complexity and humanity on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Day 1: 450 Granville Street at West Hastings. I often pass One Tree Coffee on the bus and I  see a man with a shock of white hair. He is more of a giant than a man. I try to introduce myself,...

CBC throws 75 day party to celebrate 75th anniversary, starting with documentary

Two-hour kickoff documentary will feature Canadians across the country living their daily lives.

Sex workers need identities protected at Pickton inquiry, lawyer says

Vulnerable witnesses may be drug users or open to intimidation, need to feel comfortable and safe when speaking, independent counsel argues.

Pickton inquiry adds independent lawyers in face of legal funding dispute

Community groups have said they'll boycott investigation because province has denied them individual legal funding -- and they're not happy with latest move.

Powell Street Festival celebrates Japanese Canadian culture

The Powell Street Festival, an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage, took place over the weekend at Oppenheimer Park, in the heart of the Downtown Eastside. The festival...

Four groups say they'll have to skip Pickton inquiry because province won't fund them

Attorney general's office was urged by inquiry to help pay official participants' expenses, but continues to refuse.