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Anti-gentrification rally held at old Vancouver police station; Pidgin protester pepper-sprayed

April 15, 2013

Anti-gentrification protesters painted the outer wall of the old Vancouver police station at 312 Main St. Sunday, their plaintive prose vowing to continue their fight for more social housing in the Downtown Eastside. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Condo plan for East Cordova just more gentrification in Downtown Eastside, says community activist

March 26, 2013

A proposed new condominium development in the Oppenheimer District of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver is an another example of the gentrification of the area, contends a community activist. The Boffo Homes proposal for 557 East Cordova Street near Oppenheimer Park is for a four-storey multiple dwelling with 24 market units on the second to [...]

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DTES chosen for new condo project

March 26, 2013
DTES chosen for new condo project

The Vancouver Development Permit Board has voted unanimously in favor of a new condo project in the Downtown Eastside.   The 24-units will go up in the 500 block of East Cordova in the Oppenheimer Park neighborhood. Ivan Drury who often speaks on behalf of many residents of the area says city hall should have [...]

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God, and a stubborn mentor, helped turn street-savvy school dropout Matthew Pakkala into a focused high-achiever

March 25, 2013

It’s an unlikely pair of protege and mentor sitting at the small kitchen table in an social housing apartment on Nanaimo Street north of Hastings: the principal of a west-side French immersion elementary and a youth bred in the Downtown Eastside and eminently more streetwise than book-wise. It’s the sort of Professor Higgins-Eliza Doolittle relationship [...]

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Social-housing waiting lists grow for seniors in Metro Vancouver

March 18, 2013

The number of seniors and people with disabilities waiting to get into social housing in Metro Vancouver has jumped by nearly 50 per cent in three years. There are now 4,549 households on the social housing waiting lists in Metro Vancouver, an increase of 1,408 — or 44.8 per cent — since 2009. That data [...]

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