B.C. court certifies period tracker app privacy class-action suit

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A British Columbia Supreme Court judge says a class-action lawsuit can move forward over alleged privacy breaches against a company that made an app to track users’ menstrual and fertility cycles. The ruling published online Friday says the action against Flo Health Inc. alleges the company shared … Read more

Saskatchewan judge OKs pronoun law challenge

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 16, 2024 11:53 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size REGINA – A judge has ruled a court challenge can proceed over the Saskatchewan government’s law requiring parental consent for children under 16 who want to change their names or pronouns at school. … Read more

Poilievre proposes mandatory minimum prison sentences for extortion

Pierre Poilievre says a Conservative government will establish mandatory minimum prison sentences for anyone convicted of extortion. The opposition leader said Friday that extortion-related crime has skyrocketed, with police in multiple provinces dealing with organized crime threats against businesses. Poilievre’s remarks were delivered in a commercial centre in Surrey, B.C., where police say shots were … Read more

Fast And Furious Fan Christopher Nolan Says He Feels ‘No Guilt’ About Loving The Franchise

Robert Downey Jr. standing next to noted Fast & Furious fan Christopher NolanPhoto: Charles Sykes (AP) Christopher Nolan, the executive producer who reportedly played an important advisory role behind the scenes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice recently appeared on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert. During that interview, Nolan admitted he’s actually a … Read more

B.C. human rights commissioner to probe police discrimination in use of force

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 30, 2024 4:19 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size British Columbia’s human rights commissioner has launched an inquiry into police use of force against people who are racialized or dealing with mental health issues. Kasari Govender says in a statement the inquiry … Read more

Bail reform a ‘significant step’ but not enough, B.C. critics say

Stiffer new Canadian bail conditions are a “significant step” towards improving public safety, but more work is required say some B.C. police, women’s advocates and municipal leaders. Amendments to the Criminal Code under Bill C-48 are now in effect, which require certain accused criminals to prove why they should be granted bail, rather than the … Read more

Court ruling on public drug use rankles B.C. police chiefs

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 2, 2024 7:23 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size A top British Columbia law enforcement official says a recent court decision placing a temporary injunction on a law to restrict public drug use takes away police enforcement tools. Vancouver Police Department Deputy Chief Const. Fiona … Read more

B.C. Supreme Court blocks public drug use ban

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 29, 2023 2:53 pm Updated December 29, 2023 3:31 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size The British Columbia Supreme Court has blocked new provincial laws against public consumption of illegal substances. The ruling in favour of the Harm Reduction Nurses Association imposes a temporary injunction … Read more

Iran ramping up brutality with world’s eyes on Gaza, advocates warn

It’s been 10 weeks since the Israel-Hamas war began and in that time, Iran has seen an upsurge in atrocities, particularly against minorities. Some Iranian-Canadians believe the regime is ramping up brutality against its own people as the world’s attention is focused on the Middle East. “Since October in particular, there has been such an … Read more

B.C. planning changes to honour 12-year-old sextortion victim: Eby

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 21, 2023 6:17 pm Updated December 21, 2023 6:19 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Premier David Eby says an emotional conversation with the father of a 12-year-old British Columbia boy who killed himself after falling prey to online sextortion has prompted him to push … Read more