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RCMP. (Phil McLachlan photo)

Systemic racism in policing across B.C. demands reform says Human Rights Commissioner

B.C. Human Rights Commission report calls for systemic change

  • Nov 27, 2021

 

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the West Shore RCMP following the death of a Saanich teen Nov. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog investigating West Shore RCMP’s potential role in Island man’s death

Man was released by RCMP 2 hours before vehicle plunged into ocean Nov. 20

 

(The Canadian Press)

Report finds more Indigenous arrests over 2 years in Cowichan than Indigenous people

Study: North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP arrest rate for Indigenous peoples 2.7 times higher than whites

 

Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many elgible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Elections BC says petition failed for referendum on Surrey’s policing transition

Initiator Darlene Bennett is undaunted, vowing to keep pressure on provincial government

Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many elgible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, speaks to volunteers at a recent luncheon. (RCMP photo)

RCMP celebrates its Cowichan volunteers

Volunteer programs face challenges

  • Nov 13, 2021
Insp. Chris Bear, head of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, speaks to volunteers at a recent luncheon. (RCMP photo)
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Police complaint commissioner report finds officer inflicted injuries on the rise

2020/21 saw 448 notifications of injury and 681 uses of force by police

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Volunteers are needed at two new community policing offices in the Cowichan Valley, which help police through programs like Speed Watch. (submitted photo)

Volunteers needed at two new community policing offices in Cowichan

One office located in Cowichan Bay; the other on Beverly Street

  • Oct 29, 2021
Volunteers are needed at two new community policing offices in the Cowichan Valley, which help police through programs like Speed Watch. (submitted photo)
Tommy Johnson with daughter Chelsea Lloy and son Brad Johnson. (Facebook photo)

‘They both had such big hearts’: Father and son identified as victims in Crofton killings

Tom and Brad Johnson known for their big hearts and willingness to help out anyone

Tommy Johnson with daughter Chelsea Lloy and son Brad Johnson. (Facebook photo)
The house at 6848 Crofton Road where two people were found dead on the weekend remains an active crime scene. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Suspect charged in Crofton double homicide

Justin James Dodd faces two counts of second degree murder

The house at 6848 Crofton Road where two people were found dead on the weekend remains an active crime scene. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police at the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Assailant kills several people with bow and arrows in Norway

Police say the man suspected in the shootings has been arrested

Police at the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
Police found a 'long metal pointed rod' next to the neighbour's door on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (New Westminster Police))

Man arrested after allegedly chasing, threatening neighbour with spear in New Westminster

Charges relating to uttering threats and weapons are being considered

Police found a 'long metal pointed rod' next to the neighbour's door on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (New Westminster Police))
A cache of weapons was recovered by Vancouver Police after a man was shot with a crossbow from a fire escape in the downtown eastside. (VPD photo)
A cache of weapons was recovered by Vancouver Police after a man was shot with a crossbow from a fire escape in the downtown eastside. (VPD photo)
Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Three Vancouver police officers charged with assault in 2017 arrest

Three Vancouver police officers have been charged after an arrest where a…

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Victoria Police Department (VicPD) Chief Del Manak said he is still processing an incident Saturday afternoon during which a woman poured liquid on him from behind. (Black Press Media file)

5 people arrested after Victoria police chief assaulted at memorial for Chantel Moore

VicPD Chief Del Manak says he is still processing the incident

Victoria Police Department (VicPD) Chief Del Manak said he is still processing an incident Saturday afternoon during which a woman poured liquid on him from behind. (Black Press Media file)
Someone skipped breakfast in Princeton Monday, Sept. 13. MCG photo
Someone skipped breakfast in Princeton Monday, Sept. 13. MCG photo
Example of a utility terrain vehicle. (Pixabay.com)

Alberta man killed, driver arrested after off-road vehicle crash in southeastern B.C. lake

Police say alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash

Example of a utility terrain vehicle. (Pixabay.com)
Several fires were set in garbage bins in Centennial Park on Aug. 20. (RCMP photo)

Fires set in garbage bins in Duncan’s Centennial Park

Police looking for public’s help in finding suspects

  • Aug 24, 2021
Several fires were set in garbage bins in Centennial Park on Aug. 20. (RCMP photo)
Rebecca Haines-Saah, an assistant professor of community health sciences at the University of Calgary, poses for a photo on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Addictions experts critical of undercover police operation near Calgary drug-use site

Addictions and legal experts argue the sting failed and further victimized an already at-risk group

Rebecca Haines-Saah, an assistant professor of community health sciences at the University of Calgary, poses for a photo on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Different images of what Delores (Deedee) Brown looked like. (File photos)

Tips still being sought in Penelakut Island woman’s death six years later

Investigators still hopeful of hearing from someone who knows what happened to Deedee Brown

Different images of what Delores (Deedee) Brown looked like. (File photos)
The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.

Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit investigating early-morning explosion at restaurant

SCU working with RCMP’s explosive disposal unit; vehicle set on fire in Matsqui shortly after blast

The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.