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Death worth risk for refugees, says man who boarded Thai ship for Canada

VANCOUVER — A young Sri Lankan man crammed into the cargo hold of a ship with nearly 500 others had only one thing on his mind — getting to the promised land called Canada. Nearly five years after...

Enslaved by West Vancouver resident, African woman flees to shelter

RCMP have charged a West Vancouver woman with human trafficking, alleging she lured a young African woman to Canada and then forced her to work up to 18 hours a day as a domestic servant. Fifty-five-...

More compelling reasons not to bank on casino revenue

Addiction and human trafficking, money laundering. Twenty-four hour help lines for problem gamblers. All potential costs to the city of a mega-casino complex expansion downtown.

Vancouver First Nations DTES smudge ceremony

Vancouver’s First Nations peoples have always held ceremonies calling all people to come together to connect with themselves, each other, Mother Earth and the Great Spirit.

Child prostitution in Mumbai is the focus of BAS! Beyond the Red Light, winner of Colin Low Award at DOXA

BAS! Beyond the Red Light is the provocative and beautiful story of 13 girls rescued from the world's largest red light district in Mumbai, India.

Slavery isn’t Sexy: A Hard Look at the Underbelly of the Olympics

The Salvation Army has launched “The Truth isn’t Sexy” campaign to raise public awareness about human trafficking in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. As Trisha Baptie, a former sex-trade...

On the Second Day of the 2010 Olympic Games, Hundreds Join the March for Missing and Murdered Women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

It was Valentine’s Day and hundreds spent it in the Women’s Memorial March downtown to honour the memory of the women from the Downtown Eastside who die each year due to violent physical, mental,...

Human Trafficking Alive and Well for the 2010 Olympics

The Salvation Army is set to launch a huge campaign against human trafficking during the Olympics because, “God is bigger than VANOC.”