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Metro Vancouver mayors call for serial killer Robert Pickton to be denied parole – Durham Radio News

April 25, 2024 A dozen mayors from around Metro Vancouver say federal Attorney General and Justice Minister Arif Virani should deny parole for notorious B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton, and reassess the parole and sentencing system for “prolific offenders and mass murderers.” Delta Mayor George Harvie and 11 other municipal leaders say in a letter […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 202428 Views

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Family of teen killed in Duncan hit-and-run urges driver to come forward – Times Colonist

The victim, 17-year-old Leeann Joe, would have turned 18 next month. The grieving family of a youth killed in a hit-and-run last week while walking along the highway just north of Duncan have issued a plea for the driver to turn him or herself in. The victim, 17-year-old Leeann Joe, would have turned 18 next […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 202428 Views

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FNLC Appalled by BC Prosecution Services Failure to Seek Justice for Jared Lowndes

April 24, 2024 (Xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is shocked and angered to learn that the BC Prosecution Service will not be pursuing charges on three RCMP officers responsible for the killing of Jared Lowndes, a member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 202434 Views

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NPF Welcomes Crown Decision on July 2021 Campbell River Incident, Exonerating Members

April 23, 2024 Campbell River, B.C. – The following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President and CEO of the National Police Federation, in response to the Crown’s decision announced today on the July 2021 RCMP Campbell River incident. “The National Police Federation welcomes the Crown’s decision that exonerates Campbell River RCMP Members on their […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 202430 Views

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Video shows Vancouver police officer punching handcuffed Indigenous woman – Global News

An Indigenous woman is speaking out, alleging she was placed in handcuffs following a call to Vancouver police for help. The incident occurred on New Year’s Eve at an affordable housing building on Powell Street. The woman, whose identity isn’t being revealed for safety concerns, said she called police to help remove unwanted guests at her party. “We were at […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 202450 Views

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Parliamentary secretary’s statement on Prevention of Violence Against Women Week

April 14, 2024 VICTORIA – Kelli Paddon, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, has released the following statement in recognition of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week: “Today is the start of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week. Fostering a culture of respect and safety for all people starts with the recognition that too many women […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202438 Views

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Model advances public safety, connects people to services in Princeton

April 12, 2024 PRINCETON – People in Princeton will be better served by a collaborative approach to complex social challenges that brings together a diverse range of front-line workers to deliver faster access to services for individuals at risk of harm or victimization. Safe Community Situation Tables gather front-line workers from the public safety, health […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202450 Views

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Report is roadmap to end violence against Indigenous women in British Columbia says First Nations council – APTN News

The chair of the British Columbia First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) says a new report shows more communication and collaboration is needed to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people. Kory Wilson said the report, Indigenous Women Justice Plan, builds on the many reports already available, including the MMIWG national inquiry’s calls for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202446 Views

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New legislation aims to remove systemic barriers for Indigenous, racialized people

April 11, 2024 VICTORIA – Indigenous and racialized people in B.C. will face fewer barriers when accessing public programs and services with new legislation aimed at removing systemic racism from provincial institutions. With this legislation, government will take action on systemic racism uncovered through race-based data collection and lived experiences of Indigenous and racialized communities. Building […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202451 Views

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An Indigenous Woman Was Found Dying on a Sidewalk. What Happened? – The Tyee

An advocate is calling for transparency in the Vancouver police investigation. Flowers marked the spot where a 37-year-old Indigenous woman was found dying on a Vancouver sidewalk just before dawn on March 30. Despite first responders’ efforts, she died at the scene. Two weeks after her death, an advocate for abused women is calling for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202447 Views

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