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Canadians from all over travelled to Ottawa last week as part of a protest against mandates related to COVID-19. (Photo submitted by Al Fortin)

Ottawa residents, protesters scheduled to clash in court

Ottawa police are expected to provide updates on arrests and raids

Canadians from all over travelled to Ottawa last week as part of a protest against mandates related to COVID-19. (Photo submitted by Al Fortin)
A counter-protester holds a sign reading ‘Honk if you love Dr. Henry’ on Burrard Street as a convoy protest against COVID-measures rolls past. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Counter-protesters disrupt Vancouver convoy route

The convoy arrived downtown around 2pm for a rally outside CTV’s offices

A counter-protester holds a sign reading ‘Honk if you love Dr. Henry’ on Burrard Street as a convoy protest against COVID-measures rolls past. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
One organizer estimated 300 vehicles took part in a Langley-based protest against vaccine mandates and media coverage of the pandemic on Saturday, Feb. 5. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Anti-media, anti-COVID mandate protest blocked from Langley parking lot

“We must be doing something right’ one participant said

One organizer estimated 300 vehicles took part in a Langley-based protest against vaccine mandates and media coverage of the pandemic on Saturday, Feb. 5. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A person walks past trucks parked on a street in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. British Columbia’s public safety minister is warning residents of Victoria of planned COVID-19 protests this weekend, while the premier says “lines are drawn” when demonstrators interfere with the lives of other people.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Cities in British Columbia prepare for trucker convoy protests

Farnworth says it’s “unfair” for one group to disrupt the lives of others, as has been seen in Ottawa

A person walks past trucks parked on a street in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. British Columbia’s public safety minister is warning residents of Victoria of planned COVID-19 protests this weekend, while the premier says “lines are drawn” when demonstrators interfere with the lives of other people.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A cyclist stops in front of trucks blocked on Metcalfe Street 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 Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Ottawa, other cities act to rein in escalating anti-vaccine protests

Ottawa police expect as many as 400 more trucks and up to 2,000 people to arrive this weekend

A cyclist stops in front of trucks blocked on Metcalfe Street 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 Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Thousands filled the grounds of the B.C. legislature and nearby streets Jan. 29 for a demonstration against pandemic-related mandates in Victoria. An Island convoy is due to land at the same place Saturday (Feb. 5) at 11:30 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria mayor calls for respect at second convoy, following reports of hate speech, harassment

Flauting of public health orders was common during Jan. 29 protest against vaccine mandates

Thousands filled the grounds of the B.C. legislature and nearby streets Jan. 29 for a demonstration against pandemic-related mandates in Victoria. An Island convoy is due to land at the same place Saturday (Feb. 5) at 11:30 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria police officer was captured on camera giving a thumbs up to demonstrators who were calling for an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Harrison/Twitter)

Thumbs-up gesture opens door to question Victoria police officer’s neutrality: UVic researcher

Impartiality, neutrality essential at protests, chief says, as is public safety-motivated engagement

A Victoria police officer was captured on camera giving a thumbs up to demonstrators who were calling for an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Harrison/Twitter)
Saanich police arrested six protesters who were among a group blocking the Trans-Canada Highway at Tillicum Road mid-afternoon Monday. Save Old Growth says it is the last such blockade planned on the TCH until March. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Traffic flowing again on Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich after afternoon blockade

Six arrested as Save Old Growth protesters continue commitment to disrupt traffic

Saanich police arrested six protesters who were among a group blocking the Trans-Canada Highway at Tillicum Road mid-afternoon Monday. Save Old Growth says it is the last such blockade planned on the TCH until March. (Black Press Media file photo)
Thousands fill the grounds of the B.C. legislature Saturday afternoon for a demonstration against pandemic-related mandates in front of the B.C. Legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Thousands gather at B.C. legislature against pandemic mandates

Saturday’s event was co-organized by We Unite Canada and the Victoria BC Convoy for Freedom

Thousands fill the grounds of the B.C. legislature Saturday afternoon for a demonstration against pandemic-related mandates in front of the B.C. Legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A group of demonstrators show their support for the Freedom Convoy Wednesday afternoon in Sooke. The convoy is a cross-Canada demonstration by truck drivers against government mandates introduced during the pandemic, including a requirement that truck drivers crossing a border must show proof of vaccination.

Dozens show support for ‘Freedom Convoy’ in downtown Sooke

The convoy is demonstrating against government vaccination mandates

A group of demonstrators show their support for the Freedom Convoy Wednesday afternoon in Sooke. The convoy is a cross-Canada demonstration by truck drivers against government mandates introduced during the pandemic, including a requirement that truck drivers crossing a border must show proof of vaccination.
Save Old Growth demonstrators block northbound lanes on Douglas Street at the intersection with Johnson Street in downtown Victoria on Monday afternoon (Jan. 24). (Photo courtesy of Klasom Satlt’xw Losah/Facebook)

6 arrested in Victoria after group blocks northbound lanes of Douglas Street downtown

Save Old Growth continues campaign calling for end to old growth logging around B.C.

Save Old Growth demonstrators block northbound lanes on Douglas Street at the intersection with Johnson Street in downtown Victoria on Monday afternoon (Jan. 24). (Photo courtesy of Klasom Satlt’xw Losah/Facebook)
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the B.C. legislature Saturday to protest government mandates introduced during the pandemic. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

UPDATE: Hundreds gather at B.C. legislature for rally against pandemic restrictions

The event was organized by the B.C. Businesses Against Health Pass Facebook page

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the B.C. legislature Saturday to protest government mandates introduced during the pandemic. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Victoria police officers arrested seven old-growth logging protesters at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road East Jan. 10. On Jan. 19, protesters plan to block the intersection of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Five old-growth logging protesters arrested at Greater Victoria intersection

Small group blocked Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue intersection Wednesday morning

Victoria police officers arrested seven old-growth logging protesters at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road East Jan. 10. On Jan. 19, protesters plan to block the intersection of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP officers detain and speak with one of the protesters at the Real Canadian Superstore in Kamloops on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Kamloops This Week/Facebook)

RCMP arrest 5, ticket 43 maskless protesters at Kamloops Superstore

Police responded following reports of increased intimidation and escalation during weekly protests

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RCMP officers detain and speak with one of the protesters at the Real Canadian Superstore in Kamloops on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Kamloops This Week/Facebook)
Victoria Police approached and surrounded Save Old Growth protestors blocking southbound traffic at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road at around 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10. Seven arrests were made. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UPDATE: Old-growth demonstrators arrested, traffic resumes on Douglas Street in Victoria

Southbound lanes from Finlayson Street to Hillside Avenue reopened after Monday morning protest

Victoria Police approached and surrounded Save Old Growth protestors blocking southbound traffic at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road at around 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10. Seven arrests were made. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Breanna Berndsen and Kalista Senger, Canadians on the Kazakstan national team (@kalista.senger)

Kelowna hockey player worries about her teammates in Kazakhstan civil unrest

Breanna Berndsen plays for the Kazakhstan women’s hockey team

Breanna Berndsen and Kalista Senger, Canadians on the Kazakstan national team (@kalista.senger)
North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

Taking political attacks home part of ‘dangerous trend’ says Vancouver Island MLA

Protests part of the job, but Michele Babchuk says her family did not sign up for that job

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)
The faces of Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix were attached to effigies hung during a vaccine protest event at the B.C. legislature on Dec. 9. (Photo courtesy of Facebook/Anne O’Neil)

BC attorney general calls hung effigies of premier, ministers ‘unacceptable’

Actions came at Dec. 9 at vaccine protest rally, VicPD gathering information

The faces of Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix were attached to effigies hung during a vaccine protest event at the B.C. legislature on Dec. 9. (Photo courtesy of Facebook/Anne O’Neil)
Protesters said to be acting in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land rights protest investment in the Coastal GasLink project, by blocking the entrance to the RBC branch in Saanich’s Broadmead Village on Monday morning. (Photo courtesy of Larry Johnson)

Saanich police arrest 4 protesters blocking bank in Broadmead

Mischief charges recommended for individuals acting in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en people

Protesters said to be acting in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land rights protest investment in the Coastal GasLink project, by blocking the entrance to the RBC branch in Saanich’s Broadmead Village on Monday morning. (Photo courtesy of Larry Johnson)
North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)

North Island MLA calls police after anti-vax protest ends up at her home

Michelle Babchuk says ‘lines were crossed’ when people protested on her doorstep

North Island NDP MLA Michele Babchuk. (Photo supplied)
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