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 →

Canada had to leave the Rugby World Cup tournament in Kamaishi, Japan, without a win Sunday, after their last game was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis. But even though the cancellation of their Pool B game against Namibia was disappointing to the men’s rugby team, they still managed to turn the experienceRead More →

Police are investigating a confrontation caught on video in a Richmond, B.C., parking lot Friday afternoon that saw a woman yell racial slurs at a family over a parking dispute. The video, which initially circulated on the social media platform WeChat, shows two cars parked with their front bumpers touching outsideRead More →