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Vancouver’s Indigenous community and the police

By Tan Mei Xi, “the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Police forces across the world and their relationships with the communities they serve are now being scrutinized, but the Indigenous community in Vancouver has spent years negotiating their relationship with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

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Vancouver Requires Tent City Residents To Remove Their Belongings Every Day

By David P. Ball, “the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver parks board has caused controversy with a bylaw that would require homeless campers in the city to remove their belongings every day in the morning before returning, as part of regulations demanded by some neighbours’ complaints who still say not enough enforcement is happening.

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Vancouver To Decriminalize Poverty

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

This week — after a marathon three-day session to hear from hundreds of speakers — Vancouver city councillors voted unanimously to  “decriminalize poverty.”

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Vancouver MP Supports Ending Police Street Checks

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The member of Parliament for Vancouver East says she “wholeheartedly” supports ending police street checks, as city council tackles the issue amid a push from dozens of prominent organizations calling for a ban.

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