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My Book of Life by Angel. After falling out with her family, sixteen-year-old Angel moves in with boyfriend Call, a guy she met at the local mall. Show more After falling out with her family, sixteen-year-old Angel moves in with boyfriend Call, a guy she met at the local mall.

Sucked onto the complicated streets of Hastings and Main, young girls like Angel are disappearing without a trace, and nobody cares. The final straw hits when Call brings home a girl who is barely over ten-years-old, and Angel knows she must do whatever it takes to save her.

Up and Down on the Downtown Eastside

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After winning a Lambda Literary Award in for her first novel Sub Rosa, Amber Dawn takes readers on a deeper journey to her earlier experiences as a p Show more After winning a Lambda Literary Award in for her first novel Sub Rosa, Amber Dawn takes readers on a deeper journey to her earlier experiences as a prostitute on the streets of Vancouver. The author provides an insightful account of her life through poetry in her role in the sex trade and her subsequent coming out as a lesbian. Up and Down on the Downtown Eastside. The diner is busiest the days after social-assistance cheques are distributed, when some patrons also pop in to repay the money she is owed: Charlie faced unspeakable tragedy when she lost two sons in two years, one to alcohol poisoning and one to a fentanyl-related overdose.

Over four years and at two market locations, Ms. The site eventually received government support and moved into a trailer.

Earlier this year, when Ms. Charlie spoke of saving up for headstones for her two sons, Ms. Herbst had operated several businesses in the past, including a surf resort in Ensenada and a T-shirt printing business in Toronto. The owner and manager of the building he was staying in soon took interest and lent him money to get a natural skincare product off the ground, Mr.

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Sixteen years later, Mr. Natural skincare products with tropical smells that evoke his surf days; and custom apparel, much of it emblazoned with original EASTVAN logos. He regularly gives away his skincare products to residents of the Downtown Eastside to help heal skin ailments associated with drug use and rough living. Some of the best meals available to low-income residents are on the second floor of Vancouver's Carnegie Community Centre. The directive to use fresh, healthy foods has long been in place at the cafeteria.

Diverse chefs on the team help shape ethnic menus: To keep prices low, the cafeteria relies on donations and has partnerships with local produce growers and food-recovery programs.

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Downtown Eastside residents from all walks of life, as I heard back in and I hear today, want and deserve better, on so many levels. Is it ever going to get better? The municipal election is in October. The city will get a new mayor, a new character in a movie that no matter how many times it has been remade, the plot has remained the same: Video shows ripped Vancouver mayoral candidate once owned a sweet Judas Priest shirt.

Two-person mayoral race in Vancouver a thing of the past. This is why I surrendered to it.

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Menu Canada's 1 Community Newspaper Site. The Vancouver Police Department announced Jan. The Downtown Eastside has long been plagued by poverty, drug addiction and people living with a mental illness. Click here to take part in our readers survey.

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