Downtown Eastside

Mural portraying death as mascot of Vancouver Fire Department unveiled again? We've got a problem...

Last summer, serious allegations surfaced about the activities of Vancouver Fire Department (VFD) officials and their treatment of a homeless man named Curtis Brick. Curtis had serious addictions,...

Democracy Now Reports on the Dissenting Voices of the Vancouver 2010 Games: An Interview with Reporter Aaron Maté

Democracy Now's Aaron Maté  discusses his report on the Olympics, titled "In the Shadow of the Olympic Flame: A Report from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, the Poorest Neighbourhood in...

Senator Larry Campbell Reflects on the Olympics

On a frigid morning in Dawson Creek, BC, Senator Larry Campbell took his turn running with the Olympic Torch. To cheers of "Go, Canada, Go," he carried the flame forward towards Vancouver, a journey...

Vancouver's 'Poverty Olympics' Protest Millions Spent On Winter Games

 A crowd yesterday protested the spending of hundreds of millions of dollars on the Olympic Winter Games while still being home to one of the most impoverished communities in Canada. Th "Poverty...

Pigeon Park Fence Removal Celebration Next Week

It has been many months since Pigeon Park went under the knife. It seems like just yesterday we approved the funding and now it's done. How wild is that. I work in the neighbourhood so I go by...