Salina Dharamsi epitomizes the volunteer spirit in her quest to help children. For eight years, the 22-year-old has been a friend to kids at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, taught nutrition in the Downtown Eastside and tutored youth with learning disabilities.
Police used a battering ram to force their way into a Downtown Eastside rooming house suite Monday after an assault suspect barricaded himself into his room, ending an eight-hour standoff.
Amidst hardening rhetoric against “illegal immigrants,” a network of health workers, many refugees themselves, have begun quietly filling gaps faced by non-status women in B.C.
British Columbia’s marijuana production prominence could have a dramatic impact on the provincial economy if laws regarding the drug are changed, a local criminologist argues.
The owner of a Kitsilano store that re-sells groceries from U.S. chain Trader Joe’s has fired back in a legal battle with the American health food giant.
Street nurse Bonnie Fournier is remembered as the “mom of the Downtown Eastside.”
Ontario is leading the way towards an American-style private health care system, says the Ontario Health Coalition. But communities are mobilizing to protect medicare.
Here’s a look back over some of my key stories of the last year.
Health Canada is allowing two B.C. therapists to import MDMA for the first Canadian study using the illegal substance in trauma survivors’ therapy.
In 10 years, the small log cabin by Slant Lake – just off-reserve at Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) First Nation in northwest Ontario – has been home to hundreds, from anti-clearcutting community members to non-Native environmental allies and warriors of other Indigenous nations.