Headlines in 2022


City of Vancouver vows to find alternative to DTES 'street sweeps'
June 23, 2022 — Vancouver Sun

City of Vancouver apologizes for harm caused during daily street sweeps in the Downtown Eastside
June 22, 2022 — CBC News

Vancouver councillor calls for stop to street sweeps of homeless belongings in Downtown Eastside
June 21, 2022 — The Province

Dehumanizing and disruptive: Calls to end 'street sweeps' in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
June 16, 2022 — CTV News Vancouver

DTES group rallies against ‘street sweeps,’ says area’s homeless targeted
June 15, 2022 — Global News

Can't justify a criminal charge? Take their stuff, instead. Society's poor and addicted hardest hit by B.C. forfeiture laws
June 10, 2022 — The Province

For decriminalization to save lives, users need to be allowed to carry more drugs: B.C. advocates
June 1, 2022 — Terrace Standard


'That sounds disgusting': Disturbing allegations at B.C. undercover police training course
May 30, 2022 — CTV News

B.C. court hears new appeal in fentanyl trafficking case
May 26, 2022 — Globe and Mail

Teen swarmings stoke debate over removal of VPD school liaison officers
May 13, 2022 — Vancouver Sun

A small fight with a BIG win: Blocking the use of CCTV cameras in Vancouver
May 13, 2022 — Open Media

B.C.'s expert panel on prolific offenders under fire before it starts work
May 11, 2022 — Vancouver Sun

BC mental health agency CEO: People living with a mental illness are rarely violent
May 10, 2022 — Vancouver Is Awesome

Peer-based North Shore team aims to divert police from mental health calls
May 6, 2022 — Global News

Controversial Vancouver police ‘trespass prevention program’ goes citywide
May 4, 2022 — Vancouver Is Awesome

Jailing immigration detainees in BC prisons infringes on rights, say organizations
May 4, 2022 — Indo-Canadian Voice

B.C.'s first civilian-led mobile mental health crisis team expanding to 2 more municipalities
May 4, 2022 — CBC News

Meenakshi Mannoe discusses the new report Transforming Policing and Community Safety in B.C. And the new Anti-Racism Data Act
May 2, 2022 — CBC Radio

Policing and Anti Racism Data: New report "Transforming Policing and Community Safety in B.C." and the new "Anti-Racism Data Act"
May 2, 2022 — CBC Radio


BC’s police reform report draws backlash
April 29, 2022 — CTV News Vancouver

Report on reforming B.C.’s Police Act receives mixed reviews
April 29, 2022 — Black Press Media

'Nothing concrete': Advocates disappointed with B.C. police reform report
April 29, 2022 — CTV News

'Reforms simply just don't work.' Civil rights advocates pan B.C. policing recommendations
April 29, 2022 — Vancouver Sun

B.C. should replace RCMP with provincial police force, committee recommends
April 28, 2022 — CTV News

Protest planned over Canada Post's refusal to deliver mail to parts of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
April 25, 2022 — Vancouver Sun

No postal service in parts of East Hastings Street may mean missed cheques
April 14, 2022 — Vancouver Sun

Drug users group fights City of Surrey’s ‘discriminatory’ cancellation of business licence
April 2, 2022 — Peace Arch News


Honour Their Names: New Exhibit Highlights Police Killings of Indigenous People
March 15, 2022 — The Mainlander

Vancouver activists, community leaders torn over police budget ruling
March 15, 2022 — City News

Province restores $5.7 million that was cut from 2021 Vancouver police budget
March 14, 2022 — Vancouver Sun

International Women’s Day history, future
March 8, 2022 — CBC Radio

Concerns remain after Vancouver police recruitment video deleted
March 3, 2022 — CBC News


B.C. police dog bites under scrutiny by advocates, oversight agencies
February 8, 2022 — CTV News

Students advocating for drug decriminalization host online community panel
February 3, 2022 — The Runner

Police see major budget increases despite majority support for defunding
February 1, 2022 — The Breach


Reporter’s Notebook: Eviction at Bastion Street bridge
January 13, 2022 — The Discourse

Peel Health considering request to decriminalize some drugs in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon
January 6, 2022 — Brampton Guardian