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Homeless for the holidays in downtown Vancouver: photos

I met Ron McGrath at the A&W by Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. It was still dark  when we sat down to have breakfast.  I couldn't tell right away that he was homeless. His many...

Sex workers call for hate crime law, end to violence

Sex workers and supporters lit candles on the steps of a police detachment as part of a global day of action.

Mother of Pickton victim says cops brushed her off, withheld daughter's possessions

Brushed off by the missing persons unit. Denied even her murdered daughter's possession or photos. A mother speaks out at the Missing Women Inquiry today.

Tensions at Missing Women's inquiry boil over

B.C.'s Missing Women's Inquiry saw a pointed argument between the lawyer for families of Robert Pickton's murder victims.

Community and diversity shines at EastVanLove Tweetup

EastVanLove TweetUp was a great success and brought a lively group and a packed house to The Hood - @thehood604

COPE's Ellen Woodsworth braces for political winter, next steps

Will the former councillor run in 2014? Will she even have a home? We get up close.

Missing person: Allanna Tatchell

Vancouver Police are requesting the public's help to help find a 17 year old girl. Allanna Tatchell was last seen on November 23 when she left a home in the 1700 block of East 63rd Avenue in...

Naomi Klein joins protest against gentrification in the Downtown Eastside: photos

Activist and author Naomi Klein spoke in fierce support of more affordable housing in Vancouver.

"I Work Here" campaign breaks stereotypes about Vancouver's homeless

Homeless and low-income vendors are on the job, and in your neighbourhood.

Housing activists take over Hastings condo site

Paris Annex condos got some unexpected occupants today.