• DTES, News October 16/13

    Can you live on $26 a week? The Welfare Food Challenge Begins Today

    Hastings Crossing BIA Executive Director, Wes Regan, is one of several Vancouverites taking the Welfare Food Challenge. Below is his first post reflecting on the competition and some of the themes he will explore in the days ahead. Stay tuned for further updates. I’m privileged. I’m not one of the 1%, I’m not even a […]

  • DTES, News, Social Enterprise July 25/13

    How many heroin needles have we picked up in the DTES thanks to MP Neighbours?

    It’s more than just heroin needles. It’s a host of discarded items, some of them unsanitary, some of them unsightly, some of them just downright dangerous.  Here’s the most recent numbers from Mission Possible (MP Neighbours) on what their community patrols have dealt with. HxBIA is very thankful to have a patrol like this that […]

  • DTES, Events! July 11/13

    End bullying, intimidation and harassment in the DTES now!

    On Thursday July 11th at 10:00 AM in Pigeon Park, over 15 residents associations, community economic development non-profits, family and cultural service organizations, aboriginal organizations and various other non-profits from the DTES will stand in solidarity to respond to the vandalism, intimidation, harassment and targeted pickets that have taken place lately. This is the statement […]

  • DTES, Events! June 24/13

    Time for a pocket market in Victory Square Park?

    This past Saturday Hastings Crossing BIA partnered with Olla Flowers, Farmers on 57th, Floral and Hardy, Bathtub Gardens, Okanagan Fair Flowers, Strathcona 1890 Urban Seeds, Truckfarm.ca and Vancouver Ikebana Society to host a great little flower festival on the second day of summer. A steady flow of folks wandered into Victory Square Park, where tents […]

  • DTES December 13/12

    Mental health and public spaces: MP Neighbors DTES December journal

    Mission Possible’s MP Neighbors program has been operating in the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Area since September 2012. Aside from checking in with businesses to meet any concerns they may have, ensuring that the laneways are clean and safe, and promoting an open and accepting atmosphere for the entire community, MP Neighbors is also finding […]

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