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JUSTICE President of stata council says gay bashers, who attacked a couple out front, should be sentenced to street sweeping the Pride Parade NAMES The Feds have put the kibosh on removing the name Stanley Park but how does Stanley Park at Xwayxway sound? DRUGS Now the art gallery says that they need a new...
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Morning Meganews

FUNDING The idea was almost dead, but expecting private companies to build public services is back FUNNY Councillor George Chow takes makes fun of the head of CSIS during the council prayer SLICK Don't worry about increased oil tanker traffic. Each tanker has signed a piece of paper promising to clean up if it devastates the harbour...
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View Edit Clone Export Vancouver police accused of excessive force in Ali Ishag arrest

Video footage from a security camera obtained by Megaphone shows two Vancouver police officers repeatedly kneeing and kicking a Downtown Eastside homeless man without provocation. The homeless man was then charged with assaulting and attempting to disarm the officer. On the morning of Saturday, June 26, two officers approached Ali...
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Morning Meganews

WAR STORIES The Federal Government is addicted to 'war on drugs' SMELLY After years of complaints, a new odour bylaw may do something about the stink at Hastings & Victoria. FARMERS Mayor Robertson wants a large expansions in farmers' markets NEAT Beyond Robson takes a look at Megaphone's writing series  
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Catering to a Community: Potluck Café serves it up in the heart of the Downtown Eastside

Photos by Natasha Kanji Potluck Café is like a small corner of paradise in the Downtown Eastside. Located on a block of Hastings Street rife with fights and open-air drug dealing, such activities feel a million miles away when you walk inside and see fresh flowers peeping out of glasses...
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My Megaphone: Charles Demers on why indie bookstores matter

  Capitalism in Vancouver is an especially cruel mistress—by my last count there are only four business models left in this town that are guaranteed to turn a profit: sushi restaurant, grow-op, yoga gear supplier and being Bob Rennie. So in a city where every day businesses (and individuals) fail...
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Freed Weed: Exploring Vancouver’s counter-culture landmarks with Uncle Weed

  Photo by Kris Krug Vancouver is always on some “best of” something list extolling luxurious skiing or exotic bistros, but it’s rarely mentioned amongst North American art culture capitals. San Francisco gets credits for its psychedelic pioneers and New York is known for its art school punkers, with beat...
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Processing Change: Artist Melanie Schambach isn’t afraid of a little change

  Images by Melanie Schambach Melanie Schambach calls out “Hello” from the back room of the Gam Gallery and appears around from around the corner with a warm smile. Her solo exhibition, Processing Change, is on display at the collective gallery and features 16 pieces, acrylic on wood, mixed with...
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Car Free in Vancouver

What better way to spend Father's Day this weekend than by celebrating at one of the city's Car Free Vancouver Day sites. This Sunday, roads will be shut down in Kitsilano, the West End, North Van and on Main and Commecial for a pedestrian-powered party. For one day the cars will be...
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About Megaphone's Vendors

Megaphone’s goal is to provide a successful employment for its vendors and help give them a strong sense of pride by connecting them with Vancouver’s communities. Before selling the paper, vendors go through a training session and sign a Code of Conduct that requires them to behave within certain guidelines....
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Welcome to Your Site!

There are a host of Frequently Asked Questions to help you get started. Textpattern tags, their attributes and values are as well explained as sampled at the Textbook Wiki, where you will also find valuable tips and tutorials. If all else fails, there’s a whole crowd of friendly, helpful people...
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Vancouver Tenants Win Another Round Against "Slumlords"

The former residents of 2131 Pandora St. have won another victory this week over their former landlords after they were forced to evacuate their homes after the roof collapsed in heavy rains in 2007. The Residential Tenancy Branch awarded them $53,000 in compensation after they were given just three hours...
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