In Megaphone Issue #86 we examine the effects that Vancouver's high rental costs are having on both low-income residents and artists, forcing them out of their spaces by expensive rents and landlords that refuse to keep their buildings up to code.
As the city's real estate market continues to show no signs of slowing down, Megaphone looks at the impact this is having on our city and citizens and what can be done to reverse the trend.
Also in this issue: the Latin American Film Festival showcases the best in Latin cinema; Quest Food Exchange has expanded again, providing healthy, low-cost food to the underprivileged in the Downtown Eastside; and David Suzuki marvels at the eco-diversity and respect for nature found on Haida Gwaii.
And last but not least, Megaphone presents the Victory Square Block Party, happening Sunday September 4, with performances by Bleating Hearts, Peace, Hot Panda. The event kicks off our fall fundraising drive, with the goal of raising $5,000 this fall for our vendor project.