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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.
Stephen Harper, Canadian politics, Green Party, federal election, 2015 election

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.
The Donnelly Group's Orphan Christmas

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.

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.

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.

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?
Adios, La Bodega

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?

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.

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.

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...