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Gabor Maté: 'Organized insanity' for doctors to ignore health, poverty link

Can social inequity cause sickness? Vancouver's Dr. Gabor Maté thinks so.

Missing person Randy Ponzio found dead

The search for 35-year-old Vancouver resident Bruce Randall "Randy" Ponzio has been called off after his body was discovered in a downtown eastside rooming house on Saturday, November 19. Police...

NPA kept Downtown Eastside residents from voting, COPE alleges

2011 Vancouver Municipal Election: Scrutineers' pressure kept at least 50 people from voting and created delays that discouraged others -- charges the NPA denies.

Occupy Vancouver affordable housing march: photos

Occupy Vancouver held a rain-soaked rally for affordable housing in downtown Vancouver earlier this afternoon.

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.

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,...

Wally Oppal denies that he prejudged the Pickton inquiry

Wally Oppal the Commissioner of the Missing Women Inquiry, issued a statement on Monday to address concerns that he has prejudged the Robert Pickton investigation. The statement clarifies...

Ceremony sends Canadian Homeless World Cup teams off in style

Members of Canada's men's and women's squads will leave tomorrow to travel to Paris, France, where they will compete in this year’s Homeless World Cup. This year, five men and eight women from BC...