Tag Archives: Downtown Eastside

COVID spreading in Vancouver’s downtown eastside

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The president of a union that represents hundreds of workers in the Downtown Eastside says not enough is being done to inform residents and  workers about rising levels of COVID-19 exposure in the neighbourhood.

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Stop Attacking drug harm reduction services

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A Vancouver city councillor is urging residents to separate legitimate concerns about public safety in the city’s downtown  from attacks on harm reduction services that provide clean needles and a  safe drug supply in the midst of a deadly overdose crisis.

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Remembering Lives Lost in the Downtown Eastside

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A beloved older sister. A friend who loved listening to Steve Earle. A quiet brother-in-law who was always reading.

More than 100 people gathered at Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside Saturday to remember family and friends who died in recent months, when COVID-19 precautions have prevented gatherings to remember lost loved ones.

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Will Vancouver create a sanctioned camp for unhoused people

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Strathcona Park tent city supporters, neighbourhood residents and a Downtown Eastside community activist are pleading with governments to  create a sanctioned camp for unhoused people.

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