British Columbia

crime

Man Awarded $175,000 After Gang Rape During ‘Scared Straight’ Program

The man, who was 14 at the time, was raped by five prisoners after a guard led him to a private cell during a judge-ordered visit in the 70s.
Mack Lamoureux
12.7.18
News

A West Vancouver Police Officer Sexted Domestic Abuse Victims

The Disciplinary Authority handling the case wrote that anything short of firing the officer would “significantly harm the reputation of the police department and policing in general.”
Mack Lamoureux
11.27.18
housing

Inside the Affordable Chinatown Haven That Narrowly Avoided ‘Renoviction’

Residents of the May Wah still pay less than $500 a month—a rare exception in a rapidly gentrifying Vancouver neighbourhood.
Joanna Chiu
11.26.18
News

Gas Companies Are Neighbours from Hell in This Rural BC Community

Farmington residents say tremors from nearby fracking feel like a truck crashing into your house at 60 km/h.
Christopher Pollon
11.22.18
True North Crime

The Sad Story of What Could Become Canada’s Longest Wrongful Imprisonment

After more than 35 years behind bars—made longer by his claim of innocence—Phillip Tallio will finally get an appeal next year.
Meredyth Cole
11.14.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Most Dangerous Places in Canada Are in the West

Alberta towns claimed seven of the top ten fastest-rising crime stats, according to Maclean’s annual rankings.
Mack Lamoureux
11.5.18
sexual assault

This Canadian Author Is Suing His Sexual Assault Accuser

A legal fund for defendants named in Steven Galloway’s defamation suit has raised more than $55,000.
Sarah Berman
11.2.18
Views My Own

Western Canada Is Still Struggling to Replace Cancelled Greyhound Service

Here’s what that means for remote First Nations communities who rely on buses for medical travel.
Emily Riddle
11.1.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch this Terrifying Video of a Grizzly Charging a BC Man and his Dog

Warning: Some of you, especially city folk, will find this video disturbing.
Mack Lamoureux
10.25.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Two People Facing Charges After Hand-Feeding Bears Timbits and Hot Dogs

DON’T 👏 HAND-FEED 👏 BEARS 👏
Mack Lamoureux
10.18.18
University

All the Canadian School Programs You Can Take Instead of Business

From making cabinets to just reading books that are good, you can pay for it all because capitalism.
Sierra Bein
9.25.18
Sex

Sex Workers Want Bill C-36 Gone, But Are the Liberals Listening?

After a date gone wrong, one sex worker is organizing her colleagues in hopes the government may change the controversial law.
Stephen Maher
9.13.18
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