Meet Mark Irvine

"I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Downtown Eastsider. I was born here, went to school at Strathcona and my daughter went there, too. I spent a lot of time in the penal system, in New Westminster and in the Valley, but aside from that, the Downtown Eastside has always been my home. My...
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Meet Kris Cronk

"I sold papers in Calgary before and I did well there, so I thought I’d give it a shot here in Vancouver. I also sold papers in Toronto years ago.
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Meet Peter Thompson

"I was raised in Boston Bar. I went to college in Kamloops, which was just a small community too, so there wasn’t much opportunity for work. I took a carpentry course up there and then I moved to Vancouver.
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Vendor Voices: Ron S. gives a call for compassion

"I grew up in Manitoba. I lived in Ontario. In the early ’80s, there were no jobs where I lived back east. I came out west and worked in mills. We moved the whole family out here. When we first came out, we lived in Port Coquitlam. And then we...
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Vendor Voices: Bob on building confidence and making friends

"Selling Megaphone has helped me build my confidence and made me feel proud of myself. I like selling the magazine because I can get out of the apartment and do something I really love. And I like talking and interacting with my clients and people on the street.   
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Vendor Profile: Mourning the loss of two international street newspaper vendors

  Megaphone is just one of 122 publications in 40 countries that comprise the International Network of Street Papers (INSP). We were deeply saddened to receive news that two vendors who sold the London, UK-based The Big Issue were senselessly murdered earlier this month. Wayne Lee Busst and Ian Watson-Gladwish...
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Vendor Voices: Bob gives thanks this holiday season

This holiday season I have much to be thankful for. I want to thank the residents of Cambie Village who buy Megaphone and Hope in Shadows calendars for their support this past year.
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Vendor Voices: Kris Cronk on family, forgiveness and the holiday season

How can we know what our actions will bring? With the simplest of actions we can affect others in ways we can’t predict.  
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