Thursday, June 09, 2005

Vancouver's slums

Is Vancouver ever going to be able to deal with the poverty and despair of the lower east side? Now they have the shit floating up in their face and still...I suppose at the very least we can say that Canadians don't sweep it under the carpet, or across the bridge as seems to be the case elsewhere.

AMY CARMICHAEL Wed Jun 8, 8:16 PM ET

VANCOUVER (CP) - The ripe stench of human excrement is getting stronger in downtown lanes, curling the stomachs of workers who no longer want to relax by the back door for smoke breaks.

"We're getting to the point where the need for public toilets is getting serious," said Charles Gauthier, executive director of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.



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