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Haida Totem Pole Dedication at First United Church in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

First United Church is called “home” by a diverse community of over 250 people from the downtown eastside. A new symbol of faith has appeared there. It is a traditional Haida totem pole unveiled as...

"Share the Gold" Campaign Stands to End Homelessness

Ric Matthews of First United Church addresses the crowd. People waiting to begin the stand. The chain forms along both sides of Hastings. The human chain calling for a national housing...

Stand to End Homelessness Now: “Share the Gold” Campaign

Ric Matthews of First United Church spoke eloquently at the rally for a National Housing Program at the Vancouver Art Gallery this past Sunday. This interview with Ric gives a more detailed look into...

Sending out an SOS: Vancouver Rally for a National Housing Program

Downtown Vancouver has transformed into Olympiamania: everyone dressed gaily in red waving flags up down and sideways, long line-ups everywhere, buzzing excitement in the energy field, and people taki

Grounded TV Takes Viewers to Tent City Protest Via Video at the Vancouver 2010 Games

"No more empty talk and no more empty lots," Grounded TV writes. "The 2010 Winter Olympics has escalated the homelessness crisis in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the Greater Vancouver area. Since...

North Shore Street Soccer Tournament a Big Success

Four teams participated in a heated series of round-robin games to decide who would be crowned the top team of the city’s street soccer league this past weekend. The tournament took place on Saturday...

Re-Greening of Hastings Park Grinds to Standstill

How long can Vancouver retain its Number 1 spot as the most liveable city on earth, when its largest park reverts to a year-round trade fair, the author asks.

The crime on Abbott, the miracle on Alexander

Driving through ribbons of rain on Abbott Street, I saw the fight.   The light turned red. The tall figure punched his victim repeatedly,  dropped his body between two parked cars,...

Next to Pickton pig farm, life goes on and land values rise

The Pickton pig farm abuts a picturesque townhouse development in Port Coquitlam. Twenty-seven kilometers east of Vancouver, here is where the farmer was said to have slaughtered his female victims,...