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Vancouver escorts lead leisurely, messed up lives

Coco Carlson, a high-class escort manager, usually enjoys a relaxed working day. After 10 am she goes online to update her business ads and chat in forums. As the sun sets over the sea outside her...

Haida Totem Pole Dedication at First United Church in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

First United Church is called “home” by a diverse community of over 250 people from the downtown eastside. A new symbol of faith has appeared there. It is a traditional Haida totem pole unveiled as...

Stand to End Homelessness Now: “Share the Gold” Campaign

Ric Matthews of First United Church spoke eloquently at the rally for a National Housing Program at the Vancouver Art Gallery this past Sunday. This interview with Ric gives a more detailed look into...

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.”

Prostitution and transforming a predator’s world

[Editors Note: This is a revised version of a previous article.] "A measure of our society’s worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to...

Sex Trade Workers, the Olympics, and the Undetected "Eyes of Darkness"

“There aren’t too many sympathizers to sex trade workers,” says Kerry Porth, Executive Director at P.A.C.E Foundation in Vancouver’s downtown east side.  With what is about to occur with the...