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Lori Shenher on 'That Lonely Section of Hell'
Lori Shenher’s book about the botched investigation of the murdered women from Vancouver’s downtown eastside elicits emotional responses from panelists.
Oct 6th, 2015
Time for change in Vancouver East, and in Ottawa
What would make Vancouver East matter more than ever in Ottawa? Voting Green. Here's why.
Mar 24th, 2015
The Donnelly Group's Orphan Christmas
For the second year in a row, The Donnelly Group is leading Orphans Christmas this Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec 23rd, 2014
City Council approves DTES Local Area Plan amid social housing dispute
A road map for the DTES. Carr says social housing provisions "fall short" of meeting Vancouver's needs.
Mar 16th, 2014
Vancouver's inner city gets creative with economic development
With the federal government focused squarely on resource extraction and export Canada's urban centres like Vancouver have been forced to adjust and get creative.
Dec 5th, 2013
Licia Corbella, ask anyone in Calgary where to score a cowboy hat and boots...
The recent assault on Vancouver by Licia Corbella is knee jerk reductionism. But we Canadians love taking pot shots at each other's cities don't we?
Jul 20th, 2013
Tapas bars and bottles and cans: when your neighbourhood leaves you behind
It's hard enough losing a tapas bar, but what happens to the homeless when their neighbourhood gentrifies?
Apr 24th, 2013
Gentrification and local business: Seán Heather and David Duprey on the future of the Eastern Core
What's the plan, Van? I spoke with two prominent local business owners about East Vancouver's rapid development.
Apr 3rd, 2013
Sausage and bacon-making in the Downtown Eastside
Save On Meats introduced their new series of cooking classes, including the Sausage and Bacon 101 which I delved right in to.
Jan 29th, 2013
TJ Dawe reaches new heights with "Medicine"
Anybody who is a regular Fringe Festival-goer has probably seen a show by festival legend TJ Dawe. He’s been touring the country’s summer festival circuit for the last 10 years or so. All his shows...
Jan 25th, 2013