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Ottawa Police Service Interim Chief Steve Bell speaks during a news conference, Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Police assessment didn’t warn protesters would use Ottawa locals as ‘leverage’: Bell

Interim chief testifies intelligence before protesters arrived indicated convoy a three-day event

Ottawa Police Service Interim Chief Steve Bell speaks during a news conference, Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ontario Provincial Police Supt. Craig Abrams appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OPP officer says Emergencies Act wasn’t needed to end Ottawa ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest

OPP chief says Ottawa police chief did not trust team of public order and emergency planning experts

Ontario Provincial Police Supt. Craig Abrams appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Ottawa City councillor Diane Deans appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Police chief said ‘Freedom Convoy’ would end by first Monday: ex-police board chair

Ottawa councillor testifies she was not always given a full picture of the situation

Ottawa City councillor Diane Deans appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Peace Tower is seen behind police at a gate along Queen Street as they restrict access to the streets around Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act during February’s “Freedom Convoy” protest in Ottawa continues today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa mayor, PM accused Ford of shirking responsibility on ‘Freedom Convoy’ response

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson testifying today at the Public Order Emergency Commission

The Peace Tower is seen behind police at a gate along Queen Street as they restrict access to the streets around Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act during February’s “Freedom Convoy” protest in Ottawa continues today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A person walks among trucks on Wellington Street 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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Parliament security took issue with city moving convoy trucks near Parliament Hill

Emergencies Act public inquiry focuses on City of Ottawa plan to move trucks from residential areas

A person walks among trucks on Wellington Street 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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters after a court injunction gave police the power to enforce the law after protesters blocked the access leading from the Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit and Windsor, as truckers and their supporters continue to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions, in Windsor, Ont., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

RCMP refused release of badge numbers, fearing convoy supporters would dox officers

RCMP Commissioner asked to approve decision, force recognized questions around transparency

Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters after a court injunction gave police the power to enforce the law after protesters blocked the access leading from the Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit and Windsor, as truckers and their supporters continue to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions, in Windsor, Ont., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Police officers patrol on foot along Albert Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Protest convoy truck noise caused hearing loss, woman tells Emergencies Act inquiry

Witness called protest an assault on her hearing that left her hopeless and trapped in her home

Police officers patrol on foot along Albert Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Commissioner Paul Rouleau speaks during the first day of hearings at the Public Order Emergency Commission inquiry, Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Two provinces say they were blindsided by decision to invoke Emergencies Act

Saskatchewan and Alberta objected to use, believed law did not need to be applied across country

Commissioner Paul Rouleau speaks during the first day of hearings at the Public Order Emergency Commission inquiry, Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The public inquiry investigating the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act in February begins today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Inquiry into Liberal government’s use of Emergencies Act kicks off

‘Uncovering the truth is an important goal’

Police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill of protesters after weeks of demonstrations on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The public inquiry investigating the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act in February begins today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Abbotsford’s Sharereh Hamid is supporting protests in her native Iran on social media. She wants a new generation of Iranian women to have more freedom. (Dylaina Gollub photo)

Abbotsford woman leads social media charge for Iranian protests

Abbotsford’s Sharareh H. experienced discrimination in her home country, wants better future

Abbotsford’s Sharereh Hamid is supporting protests in her native Iran on social media. She wants a new generation of Iranian women to have more freedom. (Dylaina Gollub photo)
Ghazaleh Nozamani talking about the current protests in her home country of Iran at her house in Yarrow on Oct. 3, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman from Iran once tortured by the Revolutionary Guard ponders her country’s future

‘They are killing innocent women or hitting them in the middle of the street because of a piece of fabric’

Ghazaleh Nozamani talking about the current protests in her home country of Iran at her house in Yarrow on Oct. 3, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police take a person into custody as they worked to clear an area on Rideau Street, during a convoy-style protest participants are calling “Rolling Thunder,” in Ottawa, on Friday, April 29, 2022. The public inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act during what organizers called “Freedom Convoy” protests last winter begins on Thursday and 65 witnesses, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and high profile convoy organizers, are expected to testify. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Several federal cabinet members expected to testify at ‘Freedom Convoy’ hearings

High-profile organizers of the “Freedom Convoy” also expected to appear

Police take a person into custody as they worked to clear an area on Rideau Street, during a convoy-style protest participants are calling “Rolling Thunder,” in Ottawa, on Friday, April 29, 2022. The public inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act during what organizers called “Freedom Convoy” protests last winter begins on Thursday and 65 witnesses, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and high profile convoy organizers, are expected to testify. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - This Jan. 29, 2021, file photo shows the packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin in Johannesburg, South Afric (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

Interior Health warns of pamphlets advertising ivermectin for sale in Kelowna

The health authority warns using ivermectin to treat COVID-19 may cause serious health problems

FILE - This Jan. 29, 2021, file photo shows the packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin in Johannesburg, South Afric (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
Members of the Iranian community and their supporters rally in Ottawa on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in solidarity with protesters in Iran, where 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody for allegedly improperly wearing a hijab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Every one of us was a Mahsa’: Iranians in Canada cut hair at women’s rights rallies

Protesters call for decisive action by federal government to condemn the Islamic Republic of Iran

Members of the Iranian community and their supporters rally in Ottawa on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in solidarity with protesters in Iran, where 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody for allegedly improperly wearing a hijab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Save Old Growth protesters block morning commuter traffic in Victoria, Jan. 10, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. judge accuses Save Old Growth of using volunteer protesters as ‘sacrificial lambs’

Protester’s vulnerability to being ‘seduced’ into blockade activities considered in sentencing decision

Save Old Growth protesters block morning commuter traffic in Victoria, Jan. 10, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Ontario Provincial Police officer mans a roadblock along Wellington Street, as a winter storm warning was in effect, on the 22nd day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that had grown into a broader anti-government protest in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Intelligence report flagged possible ‘violent revenge’ after Ottawa protest shutdown

Assessment: ideologically motivated extremists felt would likely use police enforcement as lever

An Ontario Provincial Police officer mans a roadblock along Wellington Street, as a winter storm warning was in effect, on the 22nd day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that had grown into a broader anti-government protest in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)

VIDEO: B.C. public service workers begin job action amid bargaining breakdown

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith part of picket lineat the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s centre in Delta

BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)
Save Old Growth announced its impending return to action with a series of vandalism across Vancouver July 28. On Aug. 2, the group ran its first traffic blockade in a month near Stanley Park. (Save Old Growth website/screenshot)

Save Old Growth resumes B.C. traffic disruptions with Vancouver blockade

Environmental group back in action after 1 month pause

Save Old Growth announced its impending return to action with a series of vandalism across Vancouver July 28. On Aug. 2, the group ran its first traffic blockade in a month near Stanley Park. (Save Old Growth website/screenshot)
Save Old Growth has seen 120 arrests during its demonstrations (Photo courtesy of SaveOldGrowth)

B.C. old-growth protesters spray-painted landmarks; celebrate global civil disobedience

The group has made headlines recently for blocking traffic

Save Old Growth has seen 120 arrests during its demonstrations (Photo courtesy of SaveOldGrowth)
A local climate advocacy group stood with 80 protesters at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Richter Street in protest of the annual RibFest Kelowna in August 2019. (Black Press Media files)

British Columbians enthusiastic yet selective about what they protest: survey

30% would protest a low-income housing project within three blocks of their home

A local climate advocacy group stood with 80 protesters at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Richter Street in protest of the annual RibFest Kelowna in August 2019. (Black Press Media files)