Downtown Eastside

A file image taken at the Insite safe injection facility in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (Darryl Dyck/CP)

A safe supply for drug users may be the only way to head off an even greater coronavirus tragedy

Vancouver’s mayor has urgently asked Ottawa for a legal exemption, saying users’ need to source drugs makes social-distancing impossible for them

How opioid vending machines could fix Vancouver’s drug crisis

Paul Wells: Overdoses killed 1,422 people in B.C. last year. For one doctor the solution is to “offer people the opportunity to get drugs that won’t kill them.”

Vancouver’s opioid crisis can be measured in discarded needles

B.C.’s illicit-drug users are going through 15 million needles a year, and a lot wind up in alleys, parks and playgrounds. We followed the guy who picks them up.

Why rats are overdosing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Rodents and other pets have been getting into their owners’ drugs, forcing community volunteers to play emergency vet

Fentanyl in Vancouver: Death, death. Day in, day out.

There’s no time to grieve as fentanyl deaths mount in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Royal visit 2016: Will and Kate on the grittiest tour ever

William and Kate’s 2016 visit is a sombre, and at times risky, royal affair — one that’s sought out difficult stops on the grittier side of Vancouver and contentious Indigenous territories

Will and Kate visit one of Canada’s toughest corners

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to hear hard truths from Indigenous women

What rules apply in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside?

Ken MacQueen on financial accountability in Canada’s poorest postal code

‘Let’s dream big’

Cory Monteith’s legacy

The Glee star spent one of his last evenings making plans for a charity close to his heart

The gentrification war in East Vancouver

Violent protesters go off-menu

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside gets new lease on life

Signs of hope and renewal in Canada’s poorest neighbourhood

The Insite ruling

Our round-up of coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision in favour of the safe injection site