Monday is the start of International Vendor Week

Monday is the start of International Vendor Week and in the new issue of Megaphone out today we mark the occasion by introducing you to our sister paper, Norway’s Megafon.    FIND YOUR VENDOR Song of Norway: Six years after becoming our namesake street paper, Megaphoneteams up with Norway’s Megafon to show how low-income people face similar problems around housing and addictions worldwide.    Vendor Validation: Over 28,000 vendors … Read more

Megaphone holiday concert on Friday, December 6th

Night of Joyful Voices Megaphone holiday concert on Friday, December 6th Do you like rocking out? Do you like supporting a good cause? Well then, I have the perfect event for you. Megaphone will be hosting its fifth-annual Night of Joyful Voices on Friday, December 6th at the Anza Club. Headlining this year’s event are the peppy, … Read more

Generation Lost——–August Issue of Megaphone Magazine

Post-secondary participation is rising in Canada, yet youth unemployment is also at a record high. In the latest issue of Megaphone out on the streets today we ask why education isn’t enough to get a good job. Also in this issue: Sick SROs: A new study by B.C. researchers finds the precarious living situations of Single Room Occupancy … Read more

Forward Motion

Public transit in the Lower Mainland is overcrowded and underfunded. The new issue of Megaphone on the streets today outlines the controversial decisions citizens, cities and the province must make for a smoother ride. Bus-ting out: Packed busses are problematic for Lower Mainland communities that have little resources to expand public transit options. We look at some possible … Read more

Surveillance Watch

New issue of Megaphone hits the streets today Who else is reading this email? The recent controversies around PRISM and Edward Snowden have sparked debate about how comfortable we are living in a surveillance society and in the new issue of Megaphone out today we discuss its implications for all Canadians. Prying Eyes: In light of news that … Read more

Community Journalism 101

Extra, Extra! The new issue of Megaphone out today hands the reporting reins over to graduates of Community Journalism 101, Megaphone’s reporter training program for Downtown Eastside residents. Pick up a new issue from your local vendor today and read all about it! DTES Correspondents: A few of the participants in our Community Journalism 101 program give their perspective on … Read more

June 1st 2013 Homeless Magazine

Community Journalism 101 New issue of Megaphone hits the streets today Extra, Extra! The new issue of Megaphone out today hands the reporting reins over to graduates of Community Journalism 101, Megaphone’s reporter training program for Downtown Eastside residents. Pick up a new issue from your local vendor today and read all about it! DTES Correspondents: A few of the … Read more

May 10th 2013_____Seeking Justice for Newcomers

Seeking Justice for Newcomers New issue of Megaphone hits the streets today As British Columbians get ready to head to the voting booth, the new issue of Megaphone out today covers a few topics politicians aren’t talking about, but still need to be heard. Justice for all: Harsha Walia, an activist for immigrant and refugee justice, sits down … Read more

Voices of the Street launch

At a time when the Downtown Eastside are going through tremendous changes, Megaphone’s literary issue, Voices of the Street, is set to give a voice to residents of the neighbhourhood. Megaphone’s literary issue will be released on Friday, April 19th. Vendors will be selling them for $5 each. A launch event will be at Cafe Deux Soleils that same … Read more