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Searching for a Lost City, eyeing the wildlife of China, honoring the guru of better cities
And there’s more: friends and monsters connect long distance, wartime feelings that don’t go away and the real life of drug addicts
Apr 20th, 2017
Stigma worst barrier for sex workers leaving the industry, finds study
VANCOUVER — When Cheryl's manager discovered the 38-year-old used to work in the sex trade, she says he joked that a name plate on her desk read "pubic relations." Kayla, 61, was in a new job too...
The Canadian Press
Feb 7th, 2016
Vancouver Sex Workers Gather to Mourn Violence and Build Solidarity on Dec. 17
This annual event comes just 11 days after Canada’s new prostitution law, the misnamed Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, came into force.
Dec 11th, 2014
Pickton inquiry denounced as thousands march for missing and murdered women
Nearly 5,000 people marched today to remember hundreds of women murdered or missing in Vancouver, and criticizing what they said is a 'sham inquiry.'
David P. Ball
Feb 14th, 2012
Sex workers call for hate crime law, end to violence
Sex workers and supporters lit candles on the steps of a police detachment as part of a global day of action.
David P. Ball
Dec 18th, 2011
Sex workers need identities protected at Pickton inquiry, lawyer says
Vulnerable witnesses may be drug users or open to intimidation, need to feel comfortable and safe when speaking, independent counsel argues.
Aug 13th, 2011
Four groups say they'll have to skip Pickton inquiry because province won't fund them
Attorney general's office was urged by inquiry to help pay official participants' expenses, but continues to refuse.
Jul 27th, 2011