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A driver trying to roll through a Beacon Hill Park field March 19 in an apparent attempt to gain access to a restricted area patrolled by police to keep vaccine mandate protesters from setting up, was fined $600. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Rolling convoy driver’s truck impounded after failed attempt to cut through Victoria park

Driver, fined $600, had previously tried to access restricted zone before getting stuck, police say

A driver trying to roll through a Beacon Hill Park field March 19 in an apparent attempt to gain access to a restricted area patrolled by police to keep vaccine mandate protesters from setting up, was fined $600. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Downtown residents are concerned about plans by an anti-mandate group partially responsible for the Ottawa occupation to organize a protest convoy to descend on Victoria. Photo shows motorists protesting pandemic mandates during a previous event in front of the B.C. legislature. (Black Press Media file photo)

Downtown Victoria residents want action to prevent ‘occupation’ of B.C. capital

Steps have been taken to prevent entrenchment, occupation near legislature, VicPD chief says

Downtown residents are concerned about plans by an anti-mandate group partially responsible for the Ottawa occupation to organize a protest convoy to descend on Victoria. Photo shows motorists protesting pandemic mandates during a previous event in front of the B.C. legislature. (Black Press Media file photo)
Drivers protesting COVID-19 mandates travel in front of the B.C. legislature on Jan. 29. More protesters are expected to descend upon the city in late March following a rallying cry from one of Canada’s “freedom convoy” organizers. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Freedom convoy’ organizer calls for months of COVID mandate protests in Victoria

Ottawa organizer says cross-Canada convoy should arrive in Vancouver area March 20

Drivers protesting COVID-19 mandates travel in front of the B.C. legislature on Jan. 29. More protesters are expected to descend upon the city in late March following a rallying cry from one of Canada’s “freedom convoy” organizers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Christopher Johnson, a rally attendee, helps to direct people at the B.C. legislature on March 5. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

B.C. anti-COVID mandate rally sees renewed support as thousands gather at legislature

We Unify Canada arranged a substantial list of speakers voicing concerns around mandates

Christopher Johnson, a rally attendee, helps to direct people at the B.C. legislature on March 5. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
‘Freedom convoy’ participant John Bancroft (left) and Al Fortin (right) who brought the “Unity Cup” from the Ottawa protest to a potluck barbecue and some parking lot hockey games for kids on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the George Preston rec centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Convoy participant organizes hockey and barbecue event to promote reconciliation

‘Just getting everyone shaking hands again and talking’

‘Freedom convoy’ participant John Bancroft (left) and Al Fortin (right) who brought the “Unity Cup” from the Ottawa protest to a potluck barbecue and some parking lot hockey games for kids on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the George Preston rec centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Secondary students protested outside the school building against SD 35’s code of conduct on sexual assault cases in school. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

B.C. students protest school district’s sexual violence policy

They want the conduct of conduct for sexual violence cases to be changed

Langley Secondary students protested outside the school building against SD 35’s code of conduct on sexual assault cases in school. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Journalist allegedly spat on at COVID protest along Osoyoos border sparks RCMP probe

The anti-government protests were ramped up through South Okanagan Saturday

The first ‘freedom convoy’ in Penticton was Jan. 29. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Anti-mandate protesters returned to the B.C. legislature Saturday, leading VicPD to warn motorists of traffic disruptions in the downtown core. (Randi Page/Black Press Media)

VicPD warn of downtown traffic disruptions due to protest

Vehicles were seen heading to the B.C. Legislature Saturday to join an anti-mandate demonstration

Anti-mandate protesters returned to the B.C. legislature Saturday, leading VicPD to warn motorists of traffic disruptions in the downtown core. (Randi Page/Black Press Media)
A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)

Petition calls for Victoria to enforce noise bylaw on Freedom Convoy protest honking

More than 600 people had signed as of Friday, says constant horn use affecting residents

A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police make an arrest as they work to bring a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, to an end, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Police push to break up Ottawa ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest as Parliament sits empty

Two protest organizers — Chris Barber and Tamara Lich — were arrested Thursday

Police make an arrest as they work to bring a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, to an end, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A protester yells “freedom” towards a person who attempted to stick a paper sign on a truck criticizing the so called “Freedom Convoy,” a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, on its 18th day, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Emergencies Act prohibits bringing children, food or fuel to ‘illegal’ blockades

Mendicino: blockades ‘driven by an ideology to overthrow the government’, pose serious safety threat

A protester yells “freedom” towards a person who attempted to stick a paper sign on a truck criticizing the so called “Freedom Convoy,” a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, on its 18th day, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Jackie Larkin, a member of Elders for Ancient Trees, speaks at a rally for old-growth forest conservation outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 14. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Mostly elder crowd shows love for old-growth forests with Victoria legislature rally

On Valentine’s Day, demonstrators again call for end to all ancient tree logging

Jackie Larkin, a member of Elders for Ancient Trees, speaks at a rally for old-growth forest conservation outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 14. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A ‘Freedom Convoy’ protester was filmed hurling racist abuse and invectives at students outside the Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver on Friday, Feb. 11. (Youtube)

RCMP investigating racist abuse hurled at Okanagan students during ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest

A viral video has students saying ‘you are literally arguing with children’

A ‘Freedom Convoy’ protester was filmed hurling racist abuse and invectives at students outside the Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver on Friday, Feb. 11. (Youtube)
A police member stands in front of trucks blocking downtown streets 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 Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A police member stands in front of trucks blocking downtown streets 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 Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Screenshot of Twitter post of a trucker accused of hit and run of cyclist in Vancouver on Feb. 6, 2022. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Chilliwack trucking company fires driver over cyclist hit-and-run caught on camera

‘We do not support or condone the actions of that driver’

Screenshot of Twitter post of a trucker accused of hit and run of cyclist in Vancouver on Feb. 6, 2022. (Twitter)
A wooden structure built by protesters is seen beside Confederation Park as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Judge grants interim injunction against loud honking at Ottawa protest

Person from Ohio arrested in connection with a threat against Ottawa police headquarters

A wooden structure built by protesters is seen beside Confederation Park as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Police arson unit probes Ottawa fire allegation in heat of anti-mandate protest

Carpet and floor charred, and blackened fire-starter bricks strewn across apartment lobby

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
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)