Monthly Archives: May 2012

Catching up with the Ice Cream Man

If you’ve been following Eastside Stories, you might be familiar with my friend the Ice Cream Man. I first wrote about him before Christmas, after we shared a two a.m. heart-to-heart outside the Carnegie Centre at Main and Hastings. A … Continue reading

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Downtown Eastside by the numbers

4,600 intravenous drug users live in the Downtown Eastside 587 drug injections happen daily at the Supervised Injection Site; this includes people who return multiple times a day 20 per cent of people in the Downtown Eastside are homeless 87 … Continue reading

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…but instead…

The following is a contribution by fellow Beat Enforcement Team member Tyler Urquhart, inspired by some of the people he’s met along Hastings Street.┬áHe says it’s “kind of a poem.” A Grandfather, Bouncing grandchildren on his knees. Burgers, ribs, the … Continue reading

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