Ukraine

Two young Ukrainians with post-secondary are looking for work in Vernon, having fled Mariupol, a city left in ruins by the Russian invasion. Word of their arrival in Vernon was shared on Facebook Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Anna Shultz/Facebook)

Pair of educated Ukrainians seeking work in Vernon

A week ago Nick Zrazh and Max Yenin fled Mariupol, a city completely destroyed by the Russian invasion

Two young Ukrainians with post-secondary are looking for work in Vernon, having fled Mariupol, a city left in ruins by the Russian invasion. Word of their arrival in Vernon was shared on Facebook Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Anna Shultz/Facebook)
Nine year old Zoriana greets her sister, Sofiia, as her and their mother, Natalia, arrive from Ukraine in St. John’s, Monday, May 9, 2022. Newfoundland and Labrador received its first plane load of refugees from Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Locke

B.C. Liquor, Cannabis stores raise over $1M for Ukraine humanitarian aid

Stores in Langley, Penticton, Peninsula, Kamloops, Cranbrook and Port Coquitlam led the way

Nine year old Zoriana greets her sister, Sofiia, as her and their mother, Natalia, arrive from Ukraine in St. John’s, Monday, May 9, 2022. Newfoundland and Labrador received its first plane load of refugees from Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Locke
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Kelowna’s Waterfront Park concert to benefit Ukraine

Kelowna City Concert Band, Dirt Road Opera headline lineup

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Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals move to bar sanctioned Russians from Canada through immigration amendments

Changes would enable Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officials to deny visas

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - This June 25, 2019, photo shows the sign outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald’s said higher U.S. menu prices and easing COVID restrictions elsewhere helped offset troubled markets like China and Russia in the first quarter. The Chicago-based burger giant said Thursday, April 28, 2022 its revenue rose 11% to $5.66 billion in the January-March period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

De-Arching: McDonald’s to sell Russia business, exit country

Buyer sought who will employ chain’s 62,000 workers in nation

FILE - This June 25, 2019, photo shows the sign outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald’s said higher U.S. menu prices and easing COVID restrictions elsewhere helped offset troubled markets like China and Russia in the first quarter. The Chicago-based burger giant said Thursday, April 28, 2022 its revenue rose 11% to $5.66 billion in the January-March period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Melanie Joly, Foreign Minister of Canada, addresses the media during a statement as part of the meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 Group of leading democratic economic powers at the Weissenhaus resort in Weissenhaeuser Strand, Germany, Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Marcus Brandt/Pool via AP)

G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia

“We will never recognize borders Russia has attempted to change by military aggression,” they said.

Melanie Joly, Foreign Minister of Canada, addresses the media during a statement as part of the meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 Group of leading democratic economic powers at the Weissenhaus resort in Weissenhaeuser Strand, Germany, Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Marcus Brandt/Pool via AP)
Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne rises during Question Period, Monday, April 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada presses for G7 quick-reaction group on cybersecurity after Ukraine invasion

Proposed cybersecurity working group would help better prepare Canada and its allies

Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne rises during Question Period, Monday, April 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Sahasi Erven plants a smaller flower flag for Ukraine at Fernwood’s Oneness Heart Park. (flagofflowers.ca)

B.C. campaign aims to create world’s largest Ukrainian flag of flowers

Residents of Greater Victoria collecting yellow and blue flowering plants in pots in show of support

Sahasi Erven plants a smaller flower flag for Ukraine at Fernwood’s Oneness Heart Park. (flagofflowers.ca)
Ukrainian refugees Sebastian Tirtirau has helped who crossed into Romania. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Romanian man who worked at Maple Ridge travel agency, now helping Ukrainian refugees at border

Sebastian Tirtirau has helped more than 200 families flee Ukraine

Ukrainian refugees Sebastian Tirtirau has helped who crossed into Romania. (Special to The News)
Nine year old Zoriana greets her sister, Sofiia, as her and their mother, Natalia, arrive from Ukraine in St. John’s, Monday, May 9, 2022. Newfoundland and Labrador received its first plane load of refugees from Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Locke

Tears, hugs and joy in St. John’s, N.L., as 166 Ukrainian refugees arrive from Poland

People waved Ukrainian flags and held up signs of welcome at the St. John’s International Airport

Nine year old Zoriana greets her sister, Sofiia, as her and their mother, Natalia, arrive from Ukraine in St. John’s, Monday, May 9, 2022. Newfoundland and Labrador received its first plane load of refugees from Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Locke
Iuliia holds her dog, Chackie, upon her arrival to a reception center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sunday, May 8, 2022. Iuliia drove her grandmother’s friend from Kherson as thousands of Ukrainian continue to leave Russian occupied areas. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

No end in sight for Ukraine war as Putin hails Victory Day

Much-anticipated speech offered no new insights into how he intended to salvage the grinding war

Iuliia holds her dog, Chackie, upon her arrival to a reception center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sunday, May 8, 2022. Iuliia drove her grandmother’s friend from Kherson as thousands of Ukrainian continue to leave Russian occupied areas. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
A territorial defence man poses for a photo next to cars destroyed during the Russian occupation in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Dozens feared dead in bombing of Ukrainian school

A Russian bomb flattened a school where about 90 people were taking shelter in the basement Sunday

A territorial defence man poses for a photo next to cars destroyed during the Russian occupation in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to meet with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy May 8. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada’s PM Trudeau makes surprise visit to Ukraine to meet President Zelenskyy

He is taking part in a meeting of G7 leaders, according to public itinerary

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to meet with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy May 8. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Anastasiia Vanzhura left Kyiv with only what she could carry and the Ukrainian refugee is now living in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Ukrainian refugee’s long, cold trek away from war ends in B.C.

Newly arrived Anastasiia Vanzhura is one of millions of Ukrainians whose lives were shattered by war

Anastasiia Vanzhura left Kyiv with only what she could carry and the Ukrainian refugee is now living in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Oleh Psiuk, frontman of Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra leaves after an interview with The Associated Press in Turin, Italy, Thursday May 5, 2022. Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra’s upbeat, melodic entry to this month’s Eurovision Song Contest was written as a tribute to the frontman’s mother. But since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the song called “Stefania” has become an anthem to the country’s war-ravaged motherland. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

A song with power: Ukraine’s Eurovision entry unites nation

“Stefania” is the most-watched song on YouTube among the 35 national entries in annual competition

Oleh Psiuk, frontman of Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra leaves after an interview with The Associated Press in Turin, Italy, Thursday May 5, 2022. Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra’s upbeat, melodic entry to this month’s Eurovision Song Contest was written as a tribute to the frontman’s mother. But since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the song called “Stefania” has become an anthem to the country’s war-ravaged motherland. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
The Queen of Surrey passes Bowen Island while travelling from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries offers free travel to Ukrainians

Free fares with Ukrainian passport, Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel

The Queen of Surrey passes Bowen Island while travelling from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale. (Black Press Media file photo)
Michelle Joo joins a rally for Ukraine at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Phil Melnychuk/Twitter)

B.C. provides $15 million to support Ukrainians fleeing war

Up to 40,000 Ukrainians could be coming to province

Michelle Joo joins a rally for Ukraine at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Phil Melnychuk/Twitter)
North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: North Vancouver community gathers in solidarity with Ukraine

Gathering, speaking out vital to ensuring Ukrainians aren’t forgotten, says speaker

North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Vera Velakanova, left, and Lyudmila Vondarenko eat some food at the Kapustyanyy cemetery during the day that Ukrainians mark as the day of the dead, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

First civilians leave Mariupol steel plant; hundreds remain

More than 100 civilians from the bombed-out plant were expected to arrive in Ukraine-held territory

Vera Velakanova, left, and Lyudmila Vondarenko eat some food at the Kapustyanyy cemetery during the day that Ukrainians mark as the day of the dead, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Emergency services are working in the area following an explosion in Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Russia struck the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv shortly after a meeting between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday evening. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

UN works to broker civilian evacuation from Mariupol

Ukraine accuses Russia of contempt for the UN by bombing Kyiv while its leader was visiting

Emergency services are working in the area following an explosion in Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Russia struck the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv shortly after a meeting between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday evening. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)