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With fewer places for women to get warm and shelter due to COVID-19, violence has increased. In one case, a woman was held captive for 15 hours screaming but no one did anything to help her. “We want to see a crisis response,” say advocates. #vanpoli
Delays this long impact the individual who’s been injured, the family, the police investigated, the pace at which new policies are made — and by extension, the public at large. #bcpoli
“The pandemic has revealed how woefully inadequate the full spectrum of services is,” Representative Jennifer Charlesworth said in a statement.
An author of a new report on B.C.’s coal mine approval process was shocked at what she found: “The regulators failed at every level. They didn’t even anticipate booms and busts.” #bcpoli
This will be the last holiday season for about a quarter of long-term care residents, said B.C.’s seniors’ advocate. The province needs to do everything in its power to keep them connected to their families. #bcpoli
Flattening the curve is not a victory or endpoint. It’s a temporary holding measure. Andrew Nikiforuk writes.
Red dresses hang along a road near the Unist'ot'en healing centre, where residents await RCMP enforcement of an injunction to evict them from the area. The red dresses have become a symbol of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada. 📷 by @amandajfollett .