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This is the House that Gap Built

Romila Barryman explores the hidden historical South Asian community of Vancouver's Chinatown

July 14, 2016
| Cultural historian Naveen Girn takes us through what he calls "Being Brown in Chinatown," and the clues of a community within Vancouver's downtown eastside that has left no remnants.
Length: 31:49 minutes (43.92 MB)

Super InTent City sheds light on national housing needs

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After fighting off pressures to dismantle their community for over a year, Super InTent City residents in Victoria, B.C. have been told they must leave by August 8.

The ruling was made last week in B.C.'s Supreme Court by Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson who cited greater than anticipated costs, deterioration of health, violence and criminal activity as some of the reasons for shutting it down.

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Too much is enough: On queerness, violence and new worlds

Photo: flickr/Victoria Pickering

I wanted to spit in his face. And when he told me "sorry," I very nearly did. He'd treated me poorly -- taken my trust for granted, tried clumsily to spin gold out of straw. I told him to his face, sheepish and knowing, that there was to be nothing more between us, and with a sense of conviction I hadn't known before, I turned on my heels and stormed away.

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| June 16, 2016
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105 Keefer crucial in fight against development in Vancouver's Chinatown

June 15, 2016
| 105 Keefer Street is in the heart of Chinatown, an area facing the same intense development pressures as Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Plans for a 13-storey tower don't sit well with local residents.
Length: 14:25 minutes (13.2 MB)
| June 3, 2016
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| June 1, 2016
Photo: flickr/APEC 2013
| May 27, 2016

Street art blooms on Vancouver walls

Photo: Rachel Sanders

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There's a little burst of colour emerging from an alleyway near Vancouver's 8th Ave. and Main Street. Giraffes and chickadees poke their heads out from a riot of magnolia blossoms in Vancouver's newest mural.

It's the work of artist Ilya Viryachev, who has been painting outdoor murals in Vancouver since 2014. This latest piece, In Bloom, was completed two months ago.

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| March 28, 2016
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