racism

A banner was seen on the Airport Main overpass near Campbell River on Aug. 14. Photo supplied

White supremacist banner has ‘no place in Campbell River’ — RCMP

RCMP asking people to report similar incidents immediately

 

Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

RCMP investigate alleged assault, racism towards Kamloops nurse

The incident is said to have taken place at Royal Inland Hospital’s ER

  • Aug 10, 2022

 

Wanda Thomas Bernard stands during a ceremony in the Senate on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘A specific form of anti-Black racism:’ Scholars want Canadian apology for slavery

Scholars seek acknowledgement for often-ignored piece of history

 

Organizers of a rodeo in Sundre, Alta., are apologizing for a parade float, seen here in a Saturday, June 25, 2022, handout photo, with a turban-wearing man in a fake beard seated on a manure spreader with the words “The Liberal” painted on the side. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mike Crampton

Rodeo group in Alberta sorry for float that critics say was racist

Organizers of a rodeo in southern Alberta are apologizing for a parade…

Organizers of a rodeo in Sundre, Alta., are apologizing for a parade float, seen here in a Saturday, June 25, 2022, handout photo, with a turban-wearing man in a fake beard seated on a manure spreader with the words “The Liberal” painted on the side. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mike Crampton
Lockers are seen at a school in Montreal on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. A suburban Montreal high school had to recall more than 900 yearbooks for 2021-22 after a racial slur was found hidden in one of the student’s biographies.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Hidden racial slur sparks recall of hundreds of yearbooks from Quebec high school

More than 900 yearbooks recalled after people started noticing and commenting on social media

Lockers are seen at a school in Montreal on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. A suburban Montreal high school had to recall more than 900 yearbooks for 2021-22 after a racial slur was found hidden in one of the student’s biographies.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Judy Wilson, Chief of Neskonlith Indian Band and Executive Member of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, speaks during a news conference on the impact of Bill C-58 on Indigenous communities, in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 4, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Indigenous leaders survey members to explore racist responses when status cards used

Online survey will determine the extent of difficulties members face

Judy Wilson, Chief of Neskonlith Indian Band and Executive Member of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, speaks during a news conference on the impact of Bill C-58 on Indigenous communities, in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 4, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Minister of National Defence Anita Anand makes an announcement in support of Ukraine during a press conference at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Trudeau cancels appearance at event in B.C. after protesters hurl racial slurs

About four dozen protesters used expletives as they chanted against Trudeau

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand makes an announcement in support of Ukraine during a press conference at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland students to repair vandalized mural

Graffiti was sprayed on mural with reconciliation message

A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
An investigator works at the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. The case of a white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket last weekend has highlighted the role of social media to promote hatred. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke

Over half of young people see racist content online about immigrants, poll suggests

Leger survey an indication that younger people are more likely to see this sort of content

An investigator works at the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. The case of a white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket last weekend has highlighted the role of social media to promote hatred. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke
FILE - A group of women pray together at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. For many Black Americans, the shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he’s vowed to fight

Biden plans to call for stricter gun laws, urge Americans to reject racism following fatal shooting

FILE - A group of women pray together at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. For many Black Americans, the shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
Summerland Mayor Toni Boot introduced a notice of motion requesting an anti-racism policy for Summerland. A resolution to have staff draft the policy has received unanimous council suppoort (Summerland Review file photo)

Anti-racism policy to be drafted by Summerland council

Recent incidents prompted mayor’s call for inclusion policy

Summerland Mayor Toni Boot introduced a notice of motion requesting an anti-racism policy for Summerland. A resolution to have staff draft the policy has received unanimous council suppoort (Summerland Review file photo)
FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Anaheim Ducks’ Sheldon Brookbank, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, during third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta. Aliu’s book titled “Akim Aliu Dreamer: Growing Up Black in the World of Hockey,” is due out in February and shares a journey of being a Nigerian-born child of mixed-race parents attempting to assimilate at a young age in Ukraine and Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

Aliu lands book deal on how he confronted racism in hockey

Graphic novel shares Aliu’s dealing with the difficulties of assimilating in Ukraine and Canada

FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Anaheim Ducks’ Sheldon Brookbank, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, during third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta. Aliu’s book titled “Akim Aliu Dreamer: Growing Up Black in the World of Hockey,” is due out in February and shares a journey of being a Nigerian-born child of mixed-race parents attempting to assimilate at a young age in Ukraine and Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)
An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Edmonton police say officers have charged four people with separate attacks on people of colour across the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Edmonton police say officers have charged four people with separate attacks on people of colour across the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Academics and members of racialized and Indigenous communities in B.C. say anti-racism data collection is a step in the right direction. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

B.C.’s anti-racism legislation could hold real power, if done right: advocates

Data collection must be intersectional and empowering, say academics and community members

Academics and members of racialized and Indigenous communities in B.C. say anti-racism data collection is a step in the right direction. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. Canada’s top military and civilian defence officials have apologized not responding sooner to questions about systemic racism in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Racism report to take military to task for not doing more over past 20 years

Report to speak to the impact of colonialism, imbalance in the share of white military personnel

The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. Canada’s top military and civilian defence officials have apologized not responding sooner to questions about systemic racism in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ captain Stephen Castagna digs the puck out from a crowd behind the Langley Rivermen’s net late in the third period of Game 5 of the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference semifinal, April 22, 2022 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Commentator banned from BC Hockey League after on-air racial comment

Incident happened live during BCHL TV broadcast of junior A playoff game in Port Alberni

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ captain Stephen Castagna digs the puck out from a crowd behind the Langley Rivermen’s net late in the third period of Game 5 of the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference semifinal, April 22, 2022 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Sooke School District board chair Ravi Parmar said systemic racism continues to exist in the district and the wider community, and acknowledged more must be done to make SD62 more diverse and inclusive. (Photo courtesy Ravi Parmar)

Sooke School District board chair commits to end systemic racism in schools

But Ravi Parmar says mandatory anti-racism training, curriculum changes up to province

Sooke School District board chair Ravi Parmar said systemic racism continues to exist in the district and the wider community, and acknowledged more must be done to make SD62 more diverse and inclusive. (Photo courtesy Ravi Parmar)
A group of Sooke School District parents comment on the dialogue spurred on social media by the publishing of a story of an SD62 teacher reading a racist word aloud during a Black history lesson. (Black Press Media file photo)

OPINION: Sooke district parents respond to racially insensitive social media comments

Much work still needed to gain understanding of racism’s deep impacts in SD62, community

  • Mar 21, 2022
A group of Sooke School District parents comment on the dialogue spurred on social media by the publishing of a story of an SD62 teacher reading a racist word aloud during a Black history lesson. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dominique Jacobs is worried about her daughter, Jade, being bullied in school because she’s Black. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

West Shore moms press for anti-racism bias training in schools

Comments on story of complaint against Sooke School District teacher shock parents

Dominique Jacobs is worried about her daughter, Jade, being bullied in school because she’s Black. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A basic training course at CFB Esquimalt was terminated March 11 after multiple incidents of sexual harassment and racism were brought to staff’s attention. (Black Press Media file photo)

Acts of racism, sexual harassment end CFB Esquimalt basic training course

3 individuals kicked out of course, those responsible for racist messages yet to be identified

A basic training course at CFB Esquimalt was terminated March 11 after multiple incidents of sexual harassment and racism were brought to staff’s attention. (Black Press Media file photo)