portland hotel society

The Portland Hotel Society gets a stick for extravagant spending

I just couldn’t let this story go by without writing about it again. The long and short of it is that the higher (no pun intended) authorities of the Portland Hotel Society (PHS) and several of their...

Polar Bear Swim and street soccer: Sarah Blyth's rocking new year

Sarah Blyth of the Vancouver parks board is once again braving the cold waters to ring in the new year.

Ceremony sends Canadian Homeless World Cup teams off in style

Members of Canada's men's and women's squads will leave tomorrow to travel to Paris, France, where they will compete in this year’s Homeless World Cup. This year, five men and eight women from BC...

Lawyers, doctors and addicts at public forum urge Vancouver to save Insite

"I believe this is an issue coming about our collective humanity," Portland Hotel Society director Liz Evans said at a public forum last night about Insite, the safe injection site that serves...

Democracy Now Reports on the Dissenting Voices of the Vancouver 2010 Games: An Interview with Reporter Aaron Maté

Democracy Now's Aaron Maté  discusses his report on the Olympics, titled "In the Shadow of the Olympic Flame: A Report from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, the Poorest Neighbourhood in...