It’s Time for Extrication to Meet the Number of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Prisons

By Corey Shefman Four years ago, I was one of many who tried to raise the alarm in the media about a Canadian crisis. I drew attention to the staggering statistic that 98% of girls in Saskatchewan’s juvenile prisons were indigenous, and more than 70% of inmates in Manitoba’s prisons were indigenous. These are unacceptable … Read more

Park Council Officially Opens New Grace McCarthy Plaza in Queen Elizabeth Park

The Vancouver Parks and Recreation Board announced the official unveiling of a plaque today (May 27) for a new commemorative public plaza atop Queen Elizabeth Park. The popular viewpoint near the park’s Bloedel Conservatory is now called Grace McCarthy Plaza, named after the woman who served three terms on the park’s board from 1960 to … Read more

Vegan fast-food chain Odd Burger arrives in Vancouver and Victoria

A successful vegan fast-food chain that started as a food truck in southern Ontario is coming to BC Odd Burger, with seven stores in Ontario (and three more in the planning stages), announced that it has franchised in Vancouver and Victoria. The chain also plans to open a restaurant in Calgary soon. In a company … Read more

Wellington preview, tips and internal email for Sunday

The talented Ice In Vancouver gelding is due to resume at Gunnedah on Sunday, but coach Cody Morgan is a little nervous. Coach Cody Morgan is leaving it to others to cheer the welcome return to racing for his former sprinter Ice In Vancouver, who adds star strength to Sunday’s Lightning Showcase Handicap (1000m) in … Read more

Devotion to Santo Niño (Santo Menino) brings together Filipino community for reference project in Canada

When her daughter had difficulty conceiving her first child, Socorro Castro Newland knew exactly what to do. The West Vancouver fashion expert fervently prayed to the Santo Niño (Santo Menino) at her home altar. “In less than a year, my daughter conceived and gave birth to a bouncing baby boy,” Newland told the BBC. In … Read more

Grouse Grind reopens this weekend for Summer and Fall 2022

Grouse Grind enthusiasts will get the news that the North Shore’s most popular mountain trail is reopening on Saturday (May 28). Even more welcome is the ideal climbing weather that has been predicted for the 2022 inaugural hike on “Nature’s StairMaster”: Environment Canada is predicting a moderate high of 15°C, with cloudy skies and sun … Read more

Toronto FC manager Bob Bradley voices gun control debate, says change is needed

Toronto FC coach Bob Bradley added his voice on Friday to the chorus, questioning the United States’ inability to enact tougher gun laws after the Texas elementary school shooting on Tuesday. Nineteen children and two teachers were killed inside their school in Uvalde by a sniper wielding two AR rifles, legally purchased shortly after his … Read more

Strike involving 15,000 members of Ontario carpenters union comes to an end

A strike involving 15,000 members of a carpenters union in Ontario has come to an end. The District Council of Carpenters of Ontario (CDCO), the United Fraternity of Carpenters and Woodworkers of America, announced Friday that an interim agreement reached earlier this week had been approved. The CDCO said 15,000 members at 14 locations across … Read more

CIBC expects further 0.5% interest rate hike amid signs of Canadian housing market ‘starting to slow down’

The Bank of Canada is expected to make an interest rate announcement on June 1. Unless current assumptions about the economy turn out to be grossly inaccurate, the central bank should raise its key rate by another 0.5% in a bid to tame inflation. This follows the 0.25% and 0.5% increases announced in March and … Read more

Quebec Mosque Shooter May Ask for Parole in 25 Years, Superior Court Rules | News about gun violence

Canada’s Supreme Court rejects prosecutors’ appeal for the shooter to serve 50 years without the possibility of parole. Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that the gunman who attacked Quebec’s largest mosque in 2017, killing six and seriously injuring five others, could apply for parole after serving 25 years of his sentence. Prosecutors asked that Alexandre … Read more