Immigrant Welcome Centre staff Helen Sun, Jim Brennan, Deborah Hall, Zeny Lim, Thuy Sin, Amy Gibson are happy to see the organization mark its 30th year. Photo contributed

The North Island Immigrant Welcome Centre celebrates 30-year milestone

The Immigrant Welcome Centre, AKA the Multicultural & Immigrant Services Association of…


FILE - A damaged inflatable small boat is pictured on the shore in Wimereux, northern France, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 in Calais, northern France. The Paris prosecutor’s office said it has received a manslaughter lawsuit for failure to help in the tragic capsizing last month of a boat in the English Channel that cost the lives of at least 27 people trying to reach Britain. The manslaughter lawsuit, filed Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 by the French humanitarian organization Utopia 56, accuses the maritime prefect of the Channel and North Sea, the Regional Operational Centre for Surveillance and Rescue of Gris-Nez in the Pas-de-Calais and the British Coast Guard of not doing enough to prevent the deaths. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

English Channel rescuers accused of manslaughter in migrant deaths

Suit alleges people were abandoned ‘despite calls to the English and French rescue services,’ 27 died


Syed Hussan, Executive Director of Migrant Workers Alliance, speaks to demonstrators during an action in support of migrant worker rights in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, in Toronto, on Sunday, Aug., 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Refusal rate for immigration on humanitarian and compassionate grounds rising: data

The 2021 figures, which only include up to Feb. 28, show the rate of applications refused climbed to 70%


Canada is the most migrant friendly country in the world, according to Gallup

This is Gallup’s second administration of its Migrant Acceptance Index.

B.C. immigrant group to launch legal clinics for newcomers

The society will use the money to hire lawyers and legal staff for no cost to its clients.