protest

A demonstrator takes a drag out of a comically large joint Wednesday during a 4/20 demonstration at the legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 4/20 rally at B.C. Legislature calls for reduced cannabis regulation

About 100 people gathered to celebrate legalization, call for fewer restrictions

A demonstrator takes a drag out of a comically large joint Wednesday during a 4/20 demonstration at the legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A person walks among trucks as Wellington Street is lined with trucks on the 18th day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Ottawa convoy protest organizer Pat King is now facing perjury and obstruction of justice charges as he tries to secure his release from jail. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa convoy protest leader charged with perjury, obstruction of justice

Pat King arrested in relation to protest against COVID-19 restrictions that overran Ottawa

A person walks among trucks as Wellington Street is lined with trucks on the 18th day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Ottawa convoy protest organizer Pat King is now facing perjury and obstruction of justice charges as he tries to secure his release from jail. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)

Extinction Rebellion head goes on hunger strike over log exports; gets support from Peachland

Vancouver Island activist Howard Breen starts 25-day hunger strike protest

A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)
The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, have launched a GoFundMe to help with legal costs.

Abbotsford hog-farm protestors launch GoFundMe for legal fees

Excelsior 4 currently on pretrial in New Westminster, trial begins in Abbotsford on June 27

The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, have launched a GoFundMe to help with legal costs.
A driver trying to roll through a Beacon Hill Park field March 19 in an apparent attempt to gain access to a restricted area patrolled by police to keep vaccine mandate protesters from setting up, was fined $600. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

‘Fight for Freedom’ truck impounded after failed attempt to cut through Victoria park

Driver fined $600, police implement restricted zone in order to control protests around legislature

A driver trying to roll through a Beacon Hill Park field March 19 in an apparent attempt to gain access to a restricted area patrolled by police to keep vaccine mandate protesters from setting up, was fined $600. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Drivers protesting COVID-19 mandates travel in front of the B.C. legislature on Jan. 29. More protesters are expected to descend upon the city in late March following a rallying cry from one of Canada’s “freedom convoy” organizers. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Freedom convoy’ organizer calls for months of COVID mandate protests in BC capital

Ottawa protest organizer promoting Calgary-to-Victoria convoy to start March 19

Drivers protesting COVID-19 mandates travel in front of the B.C. legislature on Jan. 29. More protesters are expected to descend upon the city in late March following a rallying cry from one of Canada’s “freedom convoy” organizers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Thousands gathered on the grounds of the B.C. Legislature for another rally on March 5 opposing pandemic-related mandates. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

B.C. anti-COVID mandate rally sees renewed support as thousands gather at legislature

We Unify Canada arranged a substantial list of speakers voicing concerns around mandates

Thousands gathered on the grounds of the B.C. Legislature for another rally on March 5 opposing pandemic-related mandates. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
‘Freedom convoy’ participant John Bancroft (left) and Al Fortin (right) who brought the “Unity Cup” from the Ottawa protest to a potluck barbecue and some parking lot hockey games for kids on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the George Preston rec centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Convoy participant organizes hockey and barbecue event to promote reconciliation

‘Just getting everyone shaking hands again and talking’

‘Freedom convoy’ participant John Bancroft (left) and Al Fortin (right) who brought the “Unity Cup” from the Ottawa protest to a potluck barbecue and some parking lot hockey games for kids on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the George Preston rec centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Secondary students protested outside the school building against SD 35’s code of conduct on sexual assault cases in school. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

B.C. students protest school district’s sexual violence policy

They want the conduct of conduct for sexual violence cases to be changed

Langley Secondary students protested outside the school building against SD 35’s code of conduct on sexual assault cases in school. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Journalist allegedly spat on at COVID protest along Osoyoos border sparks RCMP probe

The anti-government protests were ramped up through South Okanagan Saturday

The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)

Petition calls for B.C. capital to enforce noise bylaw on Freedom Convoy

More than 600 people sign online petition, which says constant honking affecting residents

A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police make an arrest as they work to bring a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, to an end, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Police push to break up Ottawa ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest as Parliament sits empty

Two protest organizers — Chris Barber and Tamara Lich — were arrested Thursday

Police make an arrest as they work to bring a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, to an end, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A protester yells “freedom” towards a person who attempted to stick a paper sign on a truck criticizing the so called “Freedom Convoy,” a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, on its 18th day, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Emergencies Act prohibits bringing children, food or fuel to ‘illegal’ blockades

Mendicino: blockades ‘driven by an ideology to overthrow the government’, pose serious safety threat

A protester yells “freedom” towards a person who attempted to stick a paper sign on a truck criticizing the so called “Freedom Convoy,” a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, on its 18th day, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

16 people arrested at Pacific Highway border crossing in South Surrey

Border re-opened to vehicle, pedestrian traffic

The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A ‘Freedom Convoy’ protester was filmed hurling racist abuse and invectives at students outside the Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver on Friday, Feb. 11. (Youtube)

RCMP investigating racist abuse hurled at Okanagan students during ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest

A viral video has students saying ‘you are literally arguing with children’

A ‘Freedom Convoy’ protester was filmed hurling racist abuse and invectives at students outside the Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver on Friday, Feb. 11. (Youtube)
Anti-vaccine mandate trucker protest drew hundreds of people to the Pacific Highway border crossing in South Surrey on Saturday. (DriveBC photo)

Pacific Highway border crossing opens, Surrey RCMP diverting traffic

Protest has reduced in size significantly since Saturday

Anti-vaccine mandate trucker protest drew hundreds of people to the Pacific Highway border crossing in South Surrey on Saturday. (DriveBC photo)
A police member stands in front of trucks blocking downtown streets as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A police member stands in front of trucks blocking downtown streets as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Screenshot of Twitter post of a trucker accused of hit and run of cyclist in Vancouver on Feb. 6, 2022. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Chilliwack trucking company fires driver over cyclist hit-and-run caught on camera

‘We do not support or condone the actions of that driver’

Screenshot of Twitter post of a trucker accused of hit and run of cyclist in Vancouver on Feb. 6, 2022. (Twitter)
A wooden structure built by protesters is seen beside Confederation Park as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Judge grants interim injunction against loud honking at Ottawa protest

Person from Ohio arrested in connection with a threat against Ottawa police headquarters

A wooden structure built by protesters is seen beside Confederation Park as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Anti-COVID mandate protest causes evacuation of Vanderhoof swimming pool

The district and YMCA will be reviewing enhanced security protocols as a result of the incident

The Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)