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A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)

Extinction Rebellion head goes on hunger strike over log exports; gets support from Peachland

Vancouver Island activist Howard Breen starts 25-day hunger strike protest

A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)
The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, have launched a GoFundMe to help with legal costs.

Abbotsford hog-farm protestors launch GoFundMe for legal fees

Excelsior 4 currently on pretrial in New Westminster, trial begins in Abbotsford on June 27

The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, have launched a GoFundMe to help with legal costs.
The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, will appear for their pretrial hearing starting on Monday (March 28).

Abbotsford hog-farm protestors’ pretrial begins on Monday

Excelsior 4 face 21 combined charges of break and enter and criminal mischief for 2019 incident

The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, will appear for their pretrial hearing starting on Monday (March 28).
A driver trying to roll through a Beacon Hill Park field March 19 in an apparent attempt to gain access to a restricted area patrolled by police to keep vaccine mandate protesters from setting up, was fined $600. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

‘Fight for Freedom’ truck impounded after failed attempt to cut through Victoria park

Driver fined $600, police implement restricted zone in order to control protests around legislature

A driver trying to roll through a Beacon Hill Park field March 19 in an apparent attempt to gain access to a restricted area patrolled by police to keep vaccine mandate protesters from setting up, was fined $600. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
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Letter: Salmon Arm resident put off by protest

Writer hopes government learns from experience

  • Mar 9, 2022
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Drivers protesting COVID-19 mandates travel in front of the B.C. legislature on Jan. 29. More protesters are expected to descend upon the city in late March following a rallying cry from one of Canada’s “freedom convoy” organizers. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Freedom convoy’ organizer calls for months of COVID mandate protests in BC capital

Ottawa protest organizer promoting Calgary-to-Victoria convoy to start March 19

Drivers protesting COVID-19 mandates travel in front of the B.C. legislature on Jan. 29. More protesters are expected to descend upon the city in late March following a rallying cry from one of Canada’s “freedom convoy” organizers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Thousands gathered on the grounds of the B.C. Legislature for another rally on March 5 opposing pandemic-related mandates. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

B.C. anti-COVID mandate rally sees renewed support as thousands gather at legislature

We Unify Canada arranged a substantial list of speakers voicing concerns around mandates

Thousands gathered on the grounds of the B.C. Legislature for another rally on March 5 opposing pandemic-related mandates. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
‘Freedom convoy’ participant John Bancroft (left) and Al Fortin (right) who brought the “Unity Cup” from the Ottawa protest to a potluck barbecue and some parking lot hockey games for kids on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the George Preston rec centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Convoy participant organizes hockey and barbecue event to promote reconciliation

‘Just getting everyone shaking hands again and talking’

‘Freedom convoy’ participant John Bancroft (left) and Al Fortin (right) who brought the “Unity Cup” from the Ottawa protest to a potluck barbecue and some parking lot hockey games for kids on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the George Preston rec centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ukrainians are asking for support at City Hall Feb.27, at 2 p.m. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Ukrainian demonstration at Kelowna City Hall tomorrow at 2p.m.

Ukrainians are inviting others to the demonstration Feb. 27 at 2p.m. in front of Kelowna City Hall

Ukrainians are asking for support at City Hall Feb.27, at 2 p.m. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Langley Secondary students protested outside the school building against SD 35’s code of conduct on sexual assault cases in school. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

B.C. students protest school district’s sexual violence policy

They want the conduct of conduct for sexual violence cases to be changed

Langley Secondary students protested outside the school building against SD 35’s code of conduct on sexual assault cases in school. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Police at a barricade in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Ottawa’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Letter: Convoy leadership needs to be exposed, resisted and defeated

There is a well-organized far-right political movement behind the convoy politics across…

  • Feb 25, 2022
Police at a barricade in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Ottawa’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ukrainians in Kelowna are asking for military supplies, support from Canadian troops, sanctions, and financial help (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

Kelowna Ukrainians ask for government support after Russian invasion

There was a demonstration in front of Kelowna City Hall Feb. 24

Ukrainians in Kelowna are asking for military supplies, support from Canadian troops, sanctions, and financial help (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Journalist allegedly spat on at COVID protest along Osoyoos border sparks RCMP probe

The anti-government protests were ramped up through South Okanagan Saturday

The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold denounced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act as a means of ending protests against COVID-19 mandates in a statement issued Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP denounces PM Trudeau’s use of Emergencies Act

Mel Arnold also called for ‘quick and peaceful resolutions to any blockades’ protesting COVID-19 mandates

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold denounced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act as a means of ending protests against COVID-19 mandates in a statement issued Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (File photo)
A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)

Petition calls for B.C. capital to enforce noise bylaw on Freedom Convoy

More than 600 people sign online petition, which says constant honking affecting residents

A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kelowna Courthouse. (Phil McLachlan-Capital News/FILE)

Warrant issued for anti-lock down protester facing assault charge in Kelowna

David Lindsay faces two counts of assault relating to an incident on Aug. 19, 2021

Kelowna Courthouse. (Phil McLachlan-Capital News/FILE)
A man was filmed allegedly spreading nails on the highway during a protest convoy on Feb. 12. (Black Press Media File)

Mischief charge recommended for counter-protester who spread nails on Highway 97

The Osoyoos man was caught on video during the convoy on Feb. 12

A man was filmed allegedly spreading nails on the highway during a protest convoy on Feb. 12. (Black Press Media File)
Police make an arrest as they work to bring a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, to an end, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Police push to break up Ottawa ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest as Parliament sits empty

Two protest organizers — Chris Barber and Tamara Lich — were arrested Thursday

Police make an arrest as they work to bring a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, to an end, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A Caucasian protester was filmed by students hurling explicits and racist comments during at protest at the Oliver high school Feb. 11. (Youtube)

Okanagan school working with RCMP after students targeted with racist verbal abuse

Woman caught on camera verbally abusing students fined $2,300

A Caucasian protester was filmed by students hurling explicits and racist comments during at protest at the Oliver high school Feb. 11. (Youtube)
Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Penticton residents donate US$6,883 to anti-government ‘Freedom Convoy’

There were 68 residents whose names and postal codes were released in leaked data

Truck drivers hang a Canadian flag on the front grille of a truck parked in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill on Feb. 2. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)