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Just to clarify the VPD's clarifications about cell phone tapping

On November 13, The Vancouver Police Department issued a press release that it said “clarifies misleading reports” that suggested the VPD randomly listens to private cell phone conversations. 1,340 more words


Emails show the VPD looked to buy cellphone spyware from Hacking Team

On July 10, 2013, a sales team from the notorious Italian surveillance malware vendor Hacking Team was in Vancouver, B.C., at the invitation of the Vancouver Police Department. 1,278 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A golden city beckons

At 7:52 a.m. this morning, embers of sunlight reflecting off properties carpeting the south face of the distant North Shore hills looked especially inviting when seen through gaps in the cold, grey, and otherwise sunless, 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue. 6 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Having a bit of a hard water problem out here

Wednesday morning (November 25), on my way to breakfast, I was caught by one of those little tricks that residents sometimes like to play on us binners who are searching the alleys for refundable beverage containers. 190 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The Homeless Hub's easy way to get off the street

The Homeless Hub is one of the largest web-based resources on Canadian homelessness. I think of it as being aimed at providers of services to homeless people, mote than at homeless people themselves and I see it as the Canadian home of the American-born… 1,358 more words

Vancouver B.C.

It was a Frosted Flakes kind of morning

Waking up this morning in my parkade and getting out of bed(ding) was very nearly like how I remember it was as a child, waking up in an unheated cabin on a weekend ice fishing trip in northern Saskatchewan. 424 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A trip through Mount Pleasant bears rare fruit

At one point on my way to a bottle depot on Thursday afternoon (November 19) I stopped briefly on the north side of 16th Avenue on Manitoba Street. 332 more words

Vancouver B.C.