• News August 29/13

    Federal Gov’s increased fees for visiting performers is bad for business and entertainment districts

      A petition has gone online urging Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment, Social Development and Multiculturalism, to repeal a recent policy that adds a back-breaking raise in application fees to visiting performing artists entering the country to play. Any Business Improvement Area or Downtown Association in the Country with live music venues in their catchment […]

  • 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 […]

  • News, Urban Design and Art November 26/12

    Riddles in stone: Graffiti in Vancouver’s DTES

    Graffiti has been with us for thousands of years. These photos (scroll down below) are originals of some of the incredible graffiti here around Vancouver’s Victory Square Park. The DTES is peppered with amazing murals that tell a story of the urban culture that continues to organically define this part of the city. This intro […]

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