Roland Clarke of DTES Street Market, Doug King of PIVOT and Wes Regan of HXBIA were interviewed about DTES street vendors challenging Vancouver bylaws on an evening talk show called Unfiltered with Jill Krop on Global BC 1.
Roland Clarke, Jacek Lorek of DTES Street Market with Wes Regan of HXBIA interview with Bill Good of CKNW AM 980
St. James’ Anglican Church High Mass with Blessing of the Palms procession around Oppenheimer Park on Palm Sunday in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
Happy Palm Sunday!
Vancouver - In a press conference held on the steps of City Hall at 10am this morning, the Green Party of Vancouver announced the four nominees that have been endorsed by the party’s Candidate Screening Committee to run for City Council under the Green Party banner in the November 15th, 2014 civic elections.
Seeking to serve Vancouverites for a second term on Council is Adriane Carr, the first elected Green Party of Vancouver City Councilor and one of the civic party’s original founders 30 years ago. But this year, buoyed by strong public support and positive poll results, Carr will not be running solo. This morning Carr and the Green Party of Vancouver introduced a team of three community leaders who, along with Carr, have sought the party’s endorsement for City Council this year.
They are: Cleta Brown, a retired lawyer and tireless social justice advocate; Pete Fry, Chair of the Strathcona Residents Association, and Tracey Moir, Founder & Chair of Oakridge-Langara Area Residents (OLAR).
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199th DTES Street Market and 13th Street Market of 2014
Roland Clarke, Coordinator of the DTES Street Market says:
It was a mostly rainy day. It seems we haven’t seen the last of it this season.
Strangely, uniformed police were down to a minimum today. Almost no incidents that I remember. Some people did say that they thought they saw undercover officers, but who knows…
We did have one of the drinkers collapse due to a seizure. I called 911 at 10:35 and they arrived in about 10 minutes. He was taken away and seemed fine.
When he collapsed, he hit his head on a metal cover on the ground and had a big bleeding head wound. We needed to get a towel and clean it up, then we went and got some bleach to clean the ground.
We also had a visitor to the market, one of our founders – Ping Chan. He used to be on the board of the DNC and then was not allowed to be on the ballot during the November 2011 AGM. He participated in the market quite a bit during the early days, and seems to be coming back to give us support.
He donated $70 toward the baking of a cake once per month. Perhaps we will get the DNC women’s committee, or the Aboriginal sub-committee to organize the baking of the cake and make it into a project.
We put up our full contingent of tents, and collected almost a record amount of tent and table money. The maximum number of tents that fit into one tent cart is 21. This means that we need to get a second tent cart soon.