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Homeless

Technology important to homeless, but hard to access, researchers say

Digital technology has become so woven into our daily lives here in the West that it’s easy to to take it for granted. I have a mobile phone, a computer and high speed internet and so do most of the...

CHI: Computer-Human Interaction shows stunning uses of interface technology

Coco the Therapy Robot was one of the stars of the 29th annual Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2011) conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

NDP candidate David Eby: advocating social justice and help for small business

BYELECTION 2011: Homelessness is an issue even in toney Point Grey, activist insists.

Powerful readings at Megaphone's "Voices From the Street" launch

Like the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood itself, the writers were multi-faceted and impossible to pigeonhole.

Picture me in orange - VO Photo Pool

Our first color-themed Flickr post couldn't come at a better time. The sun's starting to come out of hibernation, but sadly the warmth has been lagging behind. This week's pictures should help you...

Sarah Blyth's North Vancouver street soccer tournament portfolio

Fresh from the beach, where they were searching for potential logs to carve, and before getting warm with coffee, Sarah Blyth and the Portland FC, a soccer team made up of men and women who are...

VPD's Jodyne Keller reaches out to city's homeless

Officers like Jodyne Keller are working to reduce the number of homeless on the streets. But stories of police brutality have damaged the relationship between the VPD and the homeless community.

Homeless man charged after robbing bookstore with kitchen knife

A homeless man appeared in court Monday morning after being arrested for allegedly robbing a bookstore on Oct. 22 in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Spartacus Books, a volunteer run bookstore, was...

Homeless World Cup Parade

Video of the Homeless World Cup players opening parade. More videos can be found at http://www.homelessworldcup.org/news/

Homeless World Cup draw deconstructed

Team Canada seen relaxing with coconuts on the beach in Rio. But things get more serious on Monday. The draw for the tournament was held Saturday. Canada will be in tough against Ireland and Mexico, b