Monthly Archives: April 2012

Happy to be proven wrong

“Tap, Tap, Tap.” I jolted up, and nearly spilled a half cup of lukewarm Tim Horton’s double-double into my lap. They train you at the police academy to always be alert when you’re on the street. They call it keeping … Continue reading

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Hoping for a long (and peaceful) playoff run

Tonight was the opening night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which got me thinking about our beloved Canucks’ run from a year ago — and about the riot that followed the team’s Game 7 loss. I dusted off this picture … Continue reading

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We made it to Madagascar…

… and Namibia … and even Afghanistan. One of my greatest pleasures — almost as great as fighting crime and late-night blogging — is getting the month-end stats for Eastside Stories and finding out who’s been popping by. And as … Continue reading

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Mixing messages

Crack users on the Downtown Eastside are now being given crack-smoking kits, complete with lighters, pipes, filters and instructions on how to smoke crack. The boxes — they’re about the same size as a cigarette packages — are paid for … Continue reading

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