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Saturday, November 22, 2008

News: Community Efforts to Cut Crime Axed

Residents instead told to approach Hornby office

Joey Thompson, The Province

Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cheeky YouTube showcases a video of the annual Dykes March while other websites pitch Commercial Drive as the city's hippest hangout for artists, activists, hippies and all things arcane.

But a sub-cluster of panhandlers, drunks, crackheads, pushers and street slime had also staked out a chunk of sidewalk in what was Vancouver's Little Italy, forcing a handful of bold citizens in the area to seek novel ways to clean up the spill from the greasy Downtown Eastside nearby.

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