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Why women are angry over the Missing Women's report

Yesterday's release of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry report was an emotional event that did little to guarantee justice for victims.

Beer lovers gather at Chapel Arts for the 2012 BC Beer Awards

Vancouver beer lovers, many CAMRA members, gathered together for an afternoon of beer tasting, and "cheers-ing" last weekend as they watched many of their favorite breweries walk away with awards.

Downtown Eastside activists protest Missing Women Commission of Inquiry on final day of hearings

Families of murdered Pickton victims demanded justice as the controversial Missing Women inquiry drew to a close.

Hastings Urban Farm offers food security and connection to land

Rows of lush kale, beets and lettuce are a-sprouting on a Downtown Eastside lot, where the Portland Hotel Society is growing a new food garden and tackling food insecurity raised by a recent UN visit.

Pickton inquiry: street nurse Bonnie Fournier wins fight to testify on missing women

A nurse who knew many of Vancouver's missing women and claims to have rescued a sex worker from Pickton will testify, alongside ex-mayor Philip Owen and ex-premier Ujjal Dosanjh.

Missing women inquiry lawyer resigns, saying police given priority over Aboriginal voices

The Pickton inquiry faced a new setback today, as the lawyer for Aboriginal interests quit – the latest in a string of boycotts and criticisms which some say has cost the commission its legitimacy.

Mayor Gregor Robertson on the passing of Jim Green

Jim Green, defender of the poor, activist, politician, football-lover, died Tuesday morning. He was 68 years old, and was battling lung cancer. "It is with great sadness...

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...