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Advocate says B.C.'s children in government care need more social workers now

Turpel-Lafond says the province has fewer social workers now compared to 13 years ago - and must hire more by boosting Children's Ministry funding.

B.C. childrens' advocate says she was deceived about teen who died in care

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — British Columbia's representative for children says her trust in the provincial government has been shaken after she claims she was misled into believing that no kids in care were...

Former Mountie found guilty in B.C. court of child pornography charges

Charges stem from illegal images discovered on memory stick in 2013 by ex-cop's former wife.

On the Second Day of the 2010 Olympic Games, Hundreds Join the March for Missing and Murdered Women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

It was Valentine’s Day and hundreds spent it in the Women’s Memorial March downtown to honour the memory of the women from the Downtown Eastside who die each year due to violent physical, mental,...

Human Trafficking Alive and Well for the 2010 Olympics

The Salvation Army is set to launch a huge campaign against human trafficking during the Olympics because, “God is bigger than VANOC.”

Transforming a Predators' World

  "A measure of our society's worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to protect those who cannot speak for themselves, we cannot call ours...

Prostitution and transforming a predator’s world

[Editors Note: This is a revised version of a previous article.] "A measure of our society’s worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to...