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Meet Vancouver's secret weapon in the fight against homelessness

O’Donaghey has overcome trauma, addiction and homelessness; now, she’s helping others do the same<p>Alexandra O'Donaghey knows more about addiction, …

Mental Health

Lower-income DTES development essentially green-lighted

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Vancouver City Council has cleared the way for a 10-storey mixed-use building on West Hastings Street, with an eye on …

Housing

Vancouver police not keen to crack down on Airbnb pop-up brothels

For those of us raised on school films that took us through skid row, and fictional mayor Dominic Da Vinci’s introduction of a red-light district on …

Vancouver

Cobalt Cabaret stops booking shows, fears landlords won't complete city-mandated repairs

The Cobalt Cabaret, a Vancouver music venue, has stopped booking shows beyond April 30, concerned the business will be forced to close if the …

Western Canada

Historic Vancouver mission falls victim to city's real estate boom

One of the city's oldest missions in the Downtown Eastside, which has been serving the needs of the neighbourhood's most impoverished and addicted …

Real Estate

Low income earners get help at Downtown Eastside tax clinic

Spring has hit Vancouver and for many low income residents in the Downtown Eastside, that can only mean one thing — it’s time to file taxes.Canadians …

H&R Block

Legally owned goods getting swept up in DTES theft crackdown: vendors

Property legally owned by Downtown Eastside street market vendors is being seized amid a police crackdown on stolen goods to deter theft in the …

Increased foot patrols making Downtown Eastside safer: Vancouver police

Daily Poll: What do you think of Vancouver's False Creek plan?

Vancouver city council passed its ambitious Northeast False Creek revitalization plan on Tuesday.The 20-year plan includes $1.7 billion in benefits …

Advocates fear DTES police crackdown pushes drug users into shadows

While Vancouver police proclaim victory in a recent crackdown on crime in the Downtown Eastside, some locals fear the boost in beat cops is pushing …

From the Streets to Film, With Her Heart in the Downtown Eastside

Every now and then, Angel Gates allows her three children to take out their frustrations on her. It’s been almost five years since she left …

Italy

Commercial Real Estate: Lobbying to save Chinatown’s heritage

Melody Ma retraces the steps she initially took about two years ago through Vancouver’s Chinatown.<p>The twenty-something freelance web developer and …

Thanksgiving Decorating, Tablescape and Centerpiece Tips and Ideas

Want an elegant table come Thanksgiving day? Remember these tips.<p>We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table …

Decorations

Prostitution expert doesn’t like what she sees in DTES

British writer and journalist Julie Bindel talks about her new book The Pimping of Prostitution, for which she conducted 250 interviews with …

Vancouver

Vancouver Wonderful Walks #2: Gastown, Yaletown & False Creek Loop

You might say I travel a lot, and though many of those miles are spent in the air, if I kept track, I’d bet I walk as many miles as I fly! When I …

Western Canada

Controversial condo decision in Vancouver’s Chinatown may be ‘unprecedented’

A decision expected Monday about a controversial building project in Vancouver's Chinatown will be a history-making one.<p>If the city's development-permit board decides to allow the nine-storey condo proposal by Beedie Development to go ahead next to Chinatown's war memorial on Keefer Street, it will …

Western Canada

City of Vancouver homeless count surpasses 2,000 for first time and 39 percent are Indigenous

The number of homeless people in the City of Vancouver has for the first time passed 2,000.<p>According to a staff presentation received by council …

Homelessness

Vancouver beats Manhattan and San Francisco for least affordable housing in North America, study finds

Another housing-affordability study has placed the City of Vancouver in its top spot.<p>“With a median home sale price of $1,108,345 and a median family …

San Francisco

Illicit aims to reveal real lives of drug users at Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

To help people understand what is happening in the Downtown Eastside and share the realities of life as a drug user, a group of frontline responders …

K-pop group Twice releases music video "Likey" starring...Vancouver

Vancouver regularly plays roles in TV and film for an endless stream of Hollywood productions. But every now and then an Asian production comes to …

Music Videos

Vancouver heritage advisers to review new proposal to demolish two historic Gastown hotels

The Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee (GHAPC) will review a new proposal to redevelop a site where two culturally significant Vancouver hotels …

Skyscrapers