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From tent city to affordable housing – 58 W Hastings Street in Vancouver

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

It’s been used for a tent city twice, a community garden, a street market and informal overdose prevention site, and for an emergency  medical unit during the early days of Vancouver’s overdose crisis. Now construction of  badly-needed social housing for the Downtown Eastside, promised in 2016,  is set to start at 58 W. Hastings St. 

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Heated exchange over Response to Vancouver’s overdose crisis

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A Vancouver city council meeting Tuesday on a proposed overdose prevention site near upscale condos and apartments in the Yaletown  neighbourhood highlighted deep divides over the response to the deadly  overdose crisis.

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