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Protesters at Oppenheimer Park vow to stay and fight for low-income housing
The protesters want to negotiate with the City and remain at their camp, installed at Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside.
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Jul 22nd, 2014
VPD issues warning after man exposes himself to young girl
Vancouver Police Department is warning the public after a 13-year-old girl was the focus of a sexually motivated incident at English Bay.
Jul 4th, 2014
Local artist gives album proceeds to the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
What inspired multi-instrumentalist/producer Evan Ivan to donate all the proceeds of his album Bad Tidings and the Hope That Remains?
May 21st, 2014
Vancouver must tackle foreign home ownership problem head on: Sandy Garossino
"This is a boiling issue ... but has been remarkably suppressed in Vancouver ... largely because charges of racism have stifled this very important debate.”
May 21st, 2014
Bob Rennie at Urban Development Institute addresses future of Vancouver housing market
Greater Vancouver’s over-55 demographic is sitting on $163.4 billion in clear title housing. What will be the impact of $163.4 billion in equity in the hands of an aging population in our marketplace?
May 15th, 2014
How Vancouver helped turn Spider-Man’s fantasy into reality
An actor or a digital image? Local visual effects artists keep you believing, not guessing.
May 4th, 2014
Straw poll shows divided support for $480 million Metro Van garbage incinerator
What some politicians are really saying (and not saying) behind the scenes at Metro Vancouver, as bureaucrats continue to push forward with plans for a new garbage incinerator.
Apr 17th, 2014
Vancouver neighbourhoods tired of towers, maybe it's time to build down?
As Greater Vancouver prepares to accommodate another 1.2 million people by 2041 it's time we talked about all that unused density right below us.
Mar 21st, 2014
The Mounties live up to their hype
Hot-Hawksley-lifter didn't have the same ring to it as The Mounties, not to be confused with Canada's iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The components of this new group are made up of...
Mar 22nd, 2014
DTES Local Area Plan pleases, and enrages, everyone
As the saga of our several community plans continues to unfold in Vancouver the DTES Plan proves to be perhaps the most complex and innovative, but surprisingly not the most controversial.
Mar 16th, 2014