U.S. congresswoman Pramila Jayapal says she’s confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is investigating reports of Iranian-Americans being stopped and questioned last weekend at the border between Washington state and B.C. Jayapal’s spokesperson, Subhan Cheema, confirmed on Wednesday that the civil-rights office verbally confirmedRead More →

The Law Society of British Columbia has moved to require Indigenous cultural competency training for all practising lawyers in the province, in response to gaps in legal education that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified. “Lawyers and the law created a justice system that discriminates against Indigenous people,” said society presidentRead More →

A former addict who racked up 235 encounters with RCMP in a single year hopes his story will serve as an example of using compassion to tackle crime and social problems facing cities throughout British Columbia. Daniel Roy, 43, said he became one of Prince George’s most prolific offenders while hookedRead More →

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared open to a proposal from the municipality to provide millions in funding for a safe supply of opioids to reduce overdose deaths. The city’s health agency has applied for $6 million from Health Canada to allow for the safe distributionRead More →

Yet another investigation has uncovered concerns about a retired Vancouver psychologist’s work in child custody battles, including allegations he used “nonsensical” assumptions to dismiss a mother’s fears of violence by her ex. The latest probe into Allan Posthuma wrapped up last month, when the College of Psychologists of B.C.’s inquiryRead More →

It’s a little sweet, a little sour and, as it turns out, sometimes a bit too boozy.  It’s the latter that has the B.C. Centre for Disease Control researching kombucha products in the marketplace.  The popular fermented drink often contains traces of alcohol resulting from its production process, but various conditions canRead More →

Update: On Tuesday, Pellech informed CBC News the money had finally been returned. A senior from Sparwood, B.C., says PayPal, a money transfer company, won’t release her deceased husband’s account despite months of promises.  When 73-year-old Wendy Pellech’s husband died nine months ago, she began to cancel all his online accounts, includingRead More →