The Downtown Eastside of Vancouver is noted for high incidences of poverty drug addiction, prostitution, violent crime, as well as an ongoing tradition of community activism. This documentary introduces the people who call the Downtown Eastside their ‘home’.


Witnessing poverty and struggle at home or abroad an be emotionally taxing. Shannon Dunlap shares her battle to keep her compassion alive at BNT, sparking a thoughtful dialog. Ian MacKenzie also offers a chance for readers to voice their thought on how to handle beggars and poverty abroad.
On that note, avoid going totally destitute while traveling yourself with the help of 25 Ways To Earn Money When You’re Broke On The Road. Whatever you do, take a lesson from this sorry Brit who was caught trafficking drugs in Southeast Asia and keep your nose clean abroad.

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