homelessness

Black Bloc Explains Motives in "Communique From Olympic Resisters"

Black Bloc's press representatives said those involved in the riot aimed to strike out at the corporate sponsors of the 2010 Olympic Games to bring attention to the "economic violence that goes on da

Media at the 2010 Olympic Games: Reporters Call Mayor "Hot"

When reporters don't know you're listening...

Those For and Against Olympics Join Forces to Solve Homelessness

How to bring the same amount of energy and resources that went into the Olympics to the problem of solving homelessness in Vancouver? That was the subject of a panel last night at the First United...

Seventh Emergency Winter Shelter to Open in Vancouver

The seventh and final emergency shelter for the homeless will open at 1642 West 4th Avenue on Friday, January 15, 2010 as part of the City of Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Response Program. The program...

Gregor Robertson and Rain City Housing Provide More Shelters Despite Tight Timelines, Budget Cuts and Controversy

When a reporter asked whether residents could stop shelters from entering their area, Robertson unapologetically said, “No.”

Mayor Gregor Robertson's Twitter Posts Reveal Relentless Schedule and Concern for Homeless

Mayor Gregor Robertson's latest Twitter posts reveal talk of the new Mt. Pleasant Shelter and show signs of resignation to a City Budget that didn't have it all...

Burnkit Ad Campaign Increases Donations to Union Gospel Mission

Advertising Agency, Burnkit, donated $12,500 in creative services to Union Gospel Mission, resulting in ads that are making Vancouver rethink homelessness.

Public Library to Close in Whistler During Olympics

Visit the library on any given day, it's filled with hundreds of local residents, seasonal employees, tourists, children and Whistler's homeless folks, reading, checking emails on the free computers,

New Emergency Winter Shelter to Open in Mt. Pleasant

A new emergency winter shelter will be opening tonight in the Mt Pleasant neighbourhood, providing a warm place to sleep at night for up to 40 homeless people until April 30, 2010. Located at 677...

New VPD Policy on "Homeless Kidnap Act"

Here's the new VPD policy on the Province's Assistance to Shelter Act that purports to give police the power to force homeless people to the front doors of emergency shelters by using, um, force....