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Temporary modular housing for homeless in Vancouver approved for Franklin Street

The Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver, Gil Kelley, announced today the conditional approval of a development permit to build 39 new temporary modular homes at 1115, 1131, 1141...

Searching for a Lost City, eyeing the wildlife of China, honoring the guru of better cities

And there’s more: friends and monsters connect long distance, wartime feelings that don’t go away and the real life of drug addicts

At PuSh festival, hometown militants soliloquize

"Take it to the streets!" A pair of diverse rallying cries.

B.C. Supreme Court sides with homeless, forbids city from banning camps

Homeless people in Abbotsford have the right to erect temporary shelters in parks between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. due to lack of shelter space.
Province funds winter response strategy for homeless in Vancouver

Province funds winter response strategy for homeless in Vancouver

The government is providing $1.6 million for 80 additional temporary winter shelter spaces, as well as rent supplements, for people who are homeless

Protesters at Oppenheimer Park vow to stay and fight for low-income housing

The protesters want to negotiate with the City and remain at their camp, installed at Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside.

Vancouver new movie reviews: Oz the Great and Powerful, Shepard and Dark, Hit ‘N Strum, Dead Man Down

Back to Oz with a fake wizard, his monkey and china doll, plus Glinda and her sister witches

Open hearts and pockets at the H'Arts for the Homeless fundraiser

The Lookout Society was looking for a fun way to raise funds to support those living without homes. The solution? Collaborate with In The House Festival and hold a fundraiser featuring local artists.

Social security rates for B.C. poor slammed as MLA ends welfare month hungry, broke

Advocates of boosting financial aid for the poor renewed their social security appeal as an MLA ended a month "on welfare" – $7 in debt and 12 kg lighter. Poverty, he said, affects health and safety.