Budget 2021: Pressure on NDP government to fund post-pandemic recovery through spending on seniors' care, mental health and addictions treatment

Credit to Author: Katie DeRosa| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 15:15:24 +0000

Spending announcements also expected on housing, infrastructure

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IELTS and CELPIP websites are working again

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 14:06:06 +0000

Essential workers, international graduates, and other immigration candidates currently living in Canada now have the ability to book their language tests again. Those looking to apply for an economic class immigration program in Canada need to take a General test provided by either IELTS or CELPIP. Both IELTS and CELPIP saw their websites crash on […]

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IRCC launches online application portal for 7 immigration programs

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:00:32 +0000

Some Canadian immigration programs have made the transition from paper-based to an online application process. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an online permanent residence application portal on April 1. The immigration department has digitized the application process for a random selection of permanent residency applicants in the following seven programs: Non-Express Entry Provincial […]

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REAL SCOOP: Gang shooting leaves at least one dead in Coal Harbour

Credit to Author: Kim Bolan| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:14:24 +0000

A targeted shooting on a popular waterfront Coal Harbour street left at least one person dead Saturday night. The attack, sometime after 8 p.m., happened right beside vehicles parked on the north side of the 1500-block of Coal Harbour Quay. One body could be seen under a white tarp for hours afterwards as Vancouver Police […]

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REAL SCOOP: Former UN gangster tells youth to stay away from gangs

Credit to Author: Kim Bolan| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:35:00 +0000

Ibrahim Ali reached out to me while still in prison for a fatal 2017 hit-and-run crash that left a Burnaby woman dead. He said he wanted to tell his story when he was out – both the bad, including his lengthy criminal history while in the UN, and the good – the fact he helped […]

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REAL SCOOP: Surrey man alleged to have laundered drug cash

Credit to Author: Kim Bolan| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:20:41 +0000

Some of the South Asian media outlets were reporting on this story over the last week. So I got copies of the U.S. court documents so I could cover the case. A lawyer for the Surrey man named told me his client had no knowledge that he was facing US charges until about a week […]

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REAL SCOOP: B.C. wants cash found in rented Jag forfeited

Credit to Author: Kim Bolan| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:12:12 +0000

I saw this civil forfeiture case a couple of weeks ago while searching court records. But I only realized who was involved when I got a copy of a recent Parole Board of Canada decision for an Ontario man named Mark Gardner. He’s dad to rapper Pressa, who has links to the Brothers Keepers gang […]

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REAL SCOOP: Bikers win court challenge over clubhouse search

Credit to Author: Kim Bolan| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:59:37 +0000

The Hells Angels won another B.C. Supreme Court victory over a search warrant used last November to enter the Hardside clubhouse after a car crash involving a prospect and a Brothers Keepers gangster. Not sure yet whether there will be an appeal of this decision. Here’s my story: Search warrant for Hells Angels clubhouse tossed; […]

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