Tag Archives: Homelessness

A Day – March 30, 2017 at the Carnegie

My bicycle was being repaired since I had stretched out the chain, worn out the sprocket to little nubs, and no longer had responsive braking. It had to be done. Fortunately the weather had a surprise breakthrough with the sun coming out, so I was happy to walk to work. It was a day like […]

NIMBY Bimbos

Claiming a neighbourhood as your own is a tricky concept. There’s issues of history, ancestry, colonialism, immigration, business, development, segregation, gentrification, etc. For Vancouver, the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood is now generally equated with poverty, addiction, and violence which many say¬†grew out of the Depression era and culminated with the loss of certain mental institutions and […]