Vancouver Coastal Health

Homelessness in Vancouver: City staff break down the numbers

Vancouver municipal election 2011: The City's Assistant Director for Housing Policy, Abi Bond, gives some insight on homeless numbers floating around this election.

Stephen Harper suffers defeat, as Supreme Court rules Insite can stay open

Insite, Vancouver's controversial safe injection site, can stay open after a ruling by Canada's top court on Friday. Despite repteated attempts by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to shut down the...

Crack pipes delivered to addicts

As Downtown Eastside residents await the arrival of clean crack pipes at Insite, workers from the PHS Vancouver Mobile Needle Exchange deliver tens of thousands of clean crack pipes to drug users in...

Insite coordinator expects public to be slower to warm to crack-pipe distribution program

Insite coordinator Russell Maynard said he expects some controversy over the recent decision by Vancouver Coastal Health to launch a pilot project that will distribute crack pipes to users....

St. John's Hospice can't find its roots at UBC

Over 200 upset condo residents have signed a petition to stop construction of a two-level 15-bed hospice at UBC, The Province reports. Construction for St. John's Hospice at the Northeast corner of...

Vancouver gets yummier

Good-bye hot dogs? Not quite. But hello to a mouth-watering array of wonderful alternatives when newly licensed vendors hit Vancouver streets with world cuisine starting August 1.

MLA Jenny Kwan protests cuts to Broadway Connections, a program to help the disabled to independence

I was walking with my son when he saw a group of people across the street holding signs, many in wheelchairs.  Accustomed to life with a reporter, he asked if I was going to take their picutres...