domestic violence

Quebec Deputy premier and Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault announces the implementation of proximity bracelets for domestic violence abusers, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec to expand tracking-bracelet program for domestic violence suspects in 2023

Bracelet allows survivors to avoid running into their abusers

 

A person uses a cell phone in Ottawa on Monday, July 18, 2022. A phone, a smart home, a digitally-connected car. These are the high-tech tools of digital domestic abuse that anti-violence experts say is on the rise.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

From smart homes to connected cars, new tools of domestic abuse make escape harder

Abusers can track their partners in real time and blackmail them with the threat of posting things online

 

Wei Kai Kum First Nation member Laverne Henderson, led the crowd in a drum ceremony to open the event. She said the turnout warmed her heart to see steps being made toward the end of domestic violence as a whole. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Vigil for National Day of Remembrance of Violence Against Women carries a powerful message

Leaders, speakers at Spirit Square event want community to end stigma around feminism

 

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Vigil at Spirit Square honours National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Event held in remembrance of the victims of the murders of 14 women in 1989

  • Nov 30, 2022
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A holstered taser is seen on a police officer’s belt. In B.C., dozens of municipal police officers were disciplined for things ranging from domestic violence to excessive use of force from mid-2021 to mid-2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tasing house guests, stalking exes: Annual report reveals B.C. cops’ misconduct

Intimate partner violence, sexual harassment also widespread, police complaints commissioner found

A holstered taser is seen on a police officer’s belt. In B.C., dozens of municipal police officers were disciplined for things ranging from domestic violence to excessive use of force from mid-2021 to mid-2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Karen Halady was a 19-year-old living on Montreal when the École Polytechnique massacre took place. She read the names of all the victims at a vigil at Spirit Square in Campbell River on Dec. 6, 2021. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror

16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence returns to Campbell River

Campbell River and North Island Transition Society hosting events to stop violence

Karen Halady was a 19-year-old living on Montreal when the École Polytechnique massacre took place. She read the names of all the victims at a vigil at Spirit Square in Campbell River on Dec. 6, 2021. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror
Eric John Shestalo, 50, has been identified as the alleged shooter in the July 21, 2022, attack in Chilliwack, B.C. (IHIT photo)

Suspect in double-homicide in Chilliwack found dead after 4 days at large

Eric Shestalo, 50, accused of killing two women found dead from self-inflicted gun shots

Eric John Shestalo, 50, has been identified as the alleged shooter in the July 21, 2022, attack in Chilliwack, B.C. (IHIT photo)
A screen grab from a video of the tarp-covered vehicle being towed away along Chilliwack Central Road with a police vehicle behind it. (Derek Pickering/ Facebook)

RCMP locate vehicle believed to belong to alleged suspect in fatal Chilliwack shooting

Eric Shestalo, 50, still at large following double homicide on McNaught in Chilliwack

A screen grab from a video of the tarp-covered vehicle being towed away along Chilliwack Central Road with a police vehicle behind it. (Derek Pickering/ Facebook)
Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Man wanted in Chilliwack fatal shooting was due in court for domestic assault charge that day

Slain women were staying together in Chilliwack for safety after strangulation attempt, says friend

Chilliwack RCMP on scene in the 9700-block of McNaught Road near Yale Road on Thursday, July 21, 2022 for a triple shooting where two people were killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
People take part in a demonstration to highlight violence against women in Montreal, Friday, April 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Gun regulation great, but doesn’t address root domestic violence drivers: advocates

“Violence in relationships is a social problem and most of it is learned behaviour”

People take part in a demonstration to highlight violence against women in Montreal, Friday, April 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man leaves the Kamloops Law Courts building, in Kamloops, BC on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. A family court pilot project in British Columbia may be a promising solution for domestic violence victims trying to navigate a confusing and intimidating legal system, advocates say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Daniel Hayduk

B.C. informal family court promising for domestic violence victims: advocates

Informal trial doesn’t involve lawyers, let’s each side personally explain their stance

A man leaves the Kamloops Law Courts building, in Kamloops, BC on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. A family court pilot project in British Columbia may be a promising solution for domestic violence victims trying to navigate a confusing and intimidating legal system, advocates say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Daniel Hayduk
Actor Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)

At long last, jury gets closing arguments in Depp trial

Johnny Depp’s lawyers asked a jury Friday “to give Mr. Depp his…

Actor Johnny Depp arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)
Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Women’s groups warn Liberals against ‘downloading’ gun control to potential victims

Concerns about ‘red flag provision’ raised as government prepares new gun-control legislation

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Clothesline Project is a way for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a T-shirt. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
The Clothesline Project is a way for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a T-shirt. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
CWAV has been looking for a Duncan-based home to permanently host Charlotte’s Place, a low-barrier shelter providing community and safety for women experiencing homelessness. Pixabay photo

Cowichan Women Against Violence has just 3 weeks to find property or lose grant

Grant funding deadline is March 31, shelter group being priced out of the market

CWAV has been looking for a Duncan-based home to permanently host Charlotte’s Place, a low-barrier shelter providing community and safety for women experiencing homelessness. Pixabay photo
Irina Petrakova, a survivor of domestic violence, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her flat in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Petrakova, 41, suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband. She said that even when they were finally divorced, he was able to assault her outside the courthouse where she brought a case against him. “Had the law been in force, had I had a (restraining) order, he wouldn’t have been able to even approach me,” said Petrakova, whose case is before the European Court of Human Rights. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

European court urges Russia to tackle its domestic violence problem

Human Rights court says violence against women is happening on a ‘staggering scale’ in Russia

Irina Petrakova, a survivor of domestic violence, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her flat in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Petrakova, 41, suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband. She said that even when they were finally divorced, he was able to assault her outside the courthouse where she brought a case against him. “Had the law been in force, had I had a (restraining) order, he wouldn’t have been able to even approach me,” said Petrakova, whose case is before the European Court of Human Rights. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Emotional vigil held on day police find remains of Shuswap woman missing for 5 years

Annual vigil pays respects to women killed in the École Polytechnique massacre and local women

People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Karen Halady was a 19-year-old living on Montreal when the École Polytechnique massacre took place. She read the names of all the victims at a vigil at Spirit Square in Campbell River on Dec. 6, 2021. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Campbell River Transition Society hosts moving vigil to recognize gender-based violence

Dec. 6, 2021 marks the 32nd anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre

Karen Halady was a 19-year-old living on Montreal when the École Polytechnique massacre took place. She read the names of all the victims at a vigil at Spirit Square in Campbell River on Dec. 6, 2021. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
People look on as beams of light are projected into the air in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Polytechnique anniversary comes as Quebec mourns spate of domestic violence killings

Quebec has experienced a spate of femicides since the beginning of 2021

People look on as beams of light are projected into the air in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (CRNITS) is encouraging community members to gather at the Spirit Square at noon on Monday, Dec. 6 to take part in a vigil to honour the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. (File photo)

Vigil at Spirit Square Monday, Dec 6 honours National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (CRNITS) is encouraging community…

  • Dec 1, 2021
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (CRNITS) is encouraging community members to gather at the Spirit Square at noon on Monday, Dec. 6 to take part in a vigil to honour the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. (File photo)
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