The number of people sleeping on the streets of Kelowna has tripled in a year – Kelowna News

The number of people sleeping on the streets of Kelowna has recently increased. A conservative, rough estimate from the city’s bylaws department says there are about 120 people sleeping outdoors, up from about 40 this time a year ago. “It’s obvious to everyone that the needs outweigh the resources and that has a downstream impact … Read more

Supreme Court: Appointment of Ontario Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin

On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ontario Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada. She is the first Indigenous person chosen to serve on Canada’s highest court and the appointment is celebrated as fulfilling an important role at the highest level of the country’s justice system. O’Bonsawin has been a judge of … Read more

No candidate on track for acclaim in Toronto municipal election as nominations wind down

No Toronto candidate is on track for acclaim in this fall’s municipal elections. Earlier this month, the City of Toronto’s race looked particularly thin with seven of the city’s 25 wards having only one candidate. However, as of Friday morning, there was no more candidates about to be acclaimed. The ward with the fewest number … Read more

10 British Columbia poets chosen for Poetry in Transit program

The British Columbia poets selected for the 2022-23 Poetry in Transit program have been announced. And for the first time, their selected poems, published on bus cards and visible to public transport users, will be accompanied by the work of local photographers. The Poetry in Transit program, a partnership between TransLink and the Association of … Read more

A national ceremony in Windsor, Ontario, marks the 80th anniversary of the raid in Dieppe, France

A national memorial Friday at Dieppe Gardens in Windsor, Ont., remembered Canadians who died 80 years ago in a bloody raid in Dieppe, France. Some veterans joined the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and many military and political leaders at the ceremony hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada. The Essex and Kent Regimental Association, which lost 121 … Read more

Police investigating possible links between three random bombings in Vancouver

Vancouver police are investigating whether a trio of assaults on strangers in the city’s Fairview neighborhood on Thursday are related. According to the police, the three attacks occurred in close proximity to each other, both in time and place. Read more: Woman assaulted in unprovoked assault by stranger on Vancouver bus Police say the first … Read more

‘I think it’s outrageous’: constituency redistribution would eliminate Toronto MP from House of Commons

OTTAWA — Toronto could lose some of its representation in the House of Commons due to faster population growth outside the city — and some local MPs say it’s an unacceptable decline in democracy for the greater metropolis of Canada. Under proposed new federal riding boundaries in Ontario, Toronto would drop from 25 to 24 … Read more