National Newswatch

23 projects funded to help restore British Columbia’s fragile salmon stocks

Jul 5 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — A project to transform aging dikes in British Columbia's Lower Mainland to make them more salmon-friendly is among 23 proposals selected by the federal and provincial governments to restore wild fish stocks. Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham announced the recipients Friday of the first round of funding […]

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down Canada’s solitary confinement law

Jun 24 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — British Columbia's top court has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down Canada's solitary confinement law as unconstitutional. The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Monday that prolonged, indefinite segregation deprives inmates of life, liberty and security of the person in a way that is "grossly disproportionate" to the objectives of the law. "The […]

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down Canada’s solitary confinement law

Jun 24 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — British Columbia's top court has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down Canada's solitary confinement law as unconstitutional. The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Monday that prolonged, indefinite segregation deprives inmates of life, liberty and security of the person in a way that is "grossly disproportionate" to the objectives of the law. "The […]

Artists, politicians reflect on reconciliation as cedar poles unveiled in B.C.

Jun 21 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Musqueam artist William Dan says a welcome figure he carved from centuries-old cedar represents a homecoming for him, after a childhood lost to residential school and decades spent away from his traditional territories. The figure was one of two unveiled Friday alongside a 13-metre reconciliation pole outside the Vancouver School District's Education Centre. The event […]

Artists, politicians reflect on reconciliation as cedar poles unveiled in B.C.

Jun 21 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Musqueam artist William Dan says a welcome figure he carved from centuries-old cedar represents a homecoming for him, after a childhood lost to residential school and decades spent away from his traditional territories. The figure was one of two unveiled Friday alongside a 13-metre reconciliation pole outside the Vancouver School District's Education Centre. The event […]

Feds announce $10M for RCMP to fight money laundering after ministers’ meeting

Jun 13 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The federal government has announced $10 million to help the RCMP prosecute money laundering after a special meeting of Canada's finance and justice ministers to discuss the pervasive problem. British Columbia has been pushing for nationwide action and while its finance minister said the funding falls short, she stressed it was crucial that other […]

Feds announce $10M for RCMP to fight money laundering after ministers’ meeting

Jun 13 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The federal government has announced $10 million to help the RCMP prosecute money laundering after a special meeting of Canada's finance and justice ministers to discuss the pervasive problem. British Columbia has been pushing for nationwide action and while its finance minister said the funding falls short, she stressed it was crucial that other […]