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#OccupyINAC Vancouver continues to protest in solidarity with Attawapiskat

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Ten Indigenous mothers, women, and children are currently occupying Vancouver's Indigenous and Northern Affairs offices (INAC) in solidarity with the Attawapiskat Youth Council. The group has been there since Monday April 18 and have vowed to stay until the Attawapiskat Youth Council's demands are met.

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Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter organizes in solidarity with Toronto

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For 15 days, the Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter camped outside the Toronto police headquarters, demonstrating against systematic anti-Black racism and demanding an inquest to the death of Andrew Loku at the hands of police.

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Homeless deaths in B.C. spike by 70% from previous year, report finds

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Last week, Megaphone Magazine -- Vancouver and Victoria's street magazine and low-barrier employment opportunity for individuals living in homelessness or poverty -- released a report on homeless deaths in the B.C.

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Hundreds march to remember murdered and missing women in Vancouver

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Hundreds gathered yesterday in the rainy Vancouver Downtown Eastside for the 26th Annual Downtown Eastside Women's Memorial March.

Held every February 14, the March honours the memory of all women from the Downtown Eastside who have died as a result of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence.

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Researchers reveal City of Vancouver's deeper involvement in forced sale of Japanese Canadian property

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B.C. Corrections amends policy for transgender inmates

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In a move applauded by prisoners' rights and LGBTQ advocates, B.C. Corrections has amended its policy on transgender inmates. Now, individuals are to be placed in correctional facilities based on their gender identity, rather than their birth sex.

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The viaducts that forced out Vancouver's Black community are coming down. What now?

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Vancouver's viaducts are coming down to make way for condos and affordable housing, but activists from the city's Black community are imploring city council to acknowledge displaced Black families in the planning.

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Votes count here: Leadnow backs NDP in contested Vancouver Granville riding

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Vancouver Granville candidates: Erinn Broshko (CPC), Mira Oreck (NDP), Jody Wilson-Raybould (LPC), Michael Barkusky (Green)

 

What's happening in this battleground riding?

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Eritrean refugee crisis continues to escalate due to Canadian mining

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| August 25, 2015
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