Ukraine

Grain is lifted out of the Brave Commander bulk carrier ship as it sits docked in the port of Djibouti city, Djibouti Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest parts of the world has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti as areas of East Africa are badly affected by deadly drought and conflict. (Claire Nevill/WFP via AP)

1st Ukraine grain ship for Horn of Africa reaches Djibouti

The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest…

Grain is lifted out of the Brave Commander bulk carrier ship as it sits docked in the port of Djibouti city, Djibouti Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest parts of the world has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti as areas of East Africa are badly affected by deadly drought and conflict. (Claire Nevill/WFP via AP)
Two Ukrainian students who spent the summer interning at Thompson Rivers University have created a map and resource guide for Ukrainian newcomers to Canada. (Photo courtesy of Kiyoteru Awaji, via Wikimedia Commons)

Ukrainian students in B.C. create a resource kit for other newcomers

The kit includes English lessons and a network of support systems for Ukrainians in Canada

Two Ukrainian students who spent the summer interning at Thompson Rivers University have created a map and resource guide for Ukrainian newcomers to Canada. (Photo courtesy of Kiyoteru Awaji, via Wikimedia Commons)
A vendor sells blue and yellow balloons in honor of the country’s National Flag Day, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at Maidan Square in Kyiv, Ukraine. Kyiv authorities have banned mass gatherings in the capital through Thursday for fear of Russian missile attacks. Independence Day, like the six-month mark in the war, falls on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Ukraine girds for heavy attacks as it marks Independence Day

Independence Day commemorates Ukraine’s 1991 declaration of independence from the Soviet Union

A vendor sells blue and yellow balloons in honor of the country’s National Flag Day, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at Maidan Square in Kyiv, Ukraine. Kyiv authorities have banned mass gatherings in the capital through Thursday for fear of Russian missile attacks. Independence Day, like the six-month mark in the war, falls on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Hundreds gathered in solidarity for the people of Ukraine during a rally organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on the steps of the B.C. legislature back in February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Rally, picnic in Greater Victoria mark Ukraine’s Independence Day

Legislature rally set for Aug. 24, party at Gyro Park Aug. 27

Hundreds gathered in solidarity for the people of Ukraine during a rally organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on the steps of the B.C. legislature back in February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
From left: Callie Allen, Lillia White and Karina Allen sell lemonade, popcorn and cookies at their Central Saanich stand to raise funds for those helping resettle people coming to Canada from Ukraine. (Courtesy Alicia Allen)
From left: Callie Allen, Lillia White and Karina Allen sell lemonade, popcorn and cookies at their Central Saanich stand to raise funds for those helping resettle people coming to Canada from Ukraine. (Courtesy Alicia Allen)
The residents and staff of Parkwood Place raised $3,864 to aid Ukrainian families with a yard sale on Aug. 20. (Courtesy Parkwood Place)

PHOTOS: Victoria yardsale raises nearly $4,000 for Ukrainians in Canada

Remaining items also donated for use by newcomers

The residents and staff of Parkwood Place raised $3,864 to aid Ukrainian families with a yard sale on Aug. 20. (Courtesy Parkwood Place)
Marina Galla, a refugee from Ukraine, holds a piece of paper with the contact details of her relatives during an interview with the Associated Press in Schwerin, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

‘Time stopped’: Ukrainians long to go home as war drags on

As war reaches 6th-month mark, many facing sad realization they will not be going home soon

Marina Galla, a refugee from Ukraine, holds a piece of paper with the contact details of her relatives during an interview with the Associated Press in Schwerin, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Ukrainian families fleeing to Canada from their home country can be open to being preyed upon if they aren’t working through known, legitimate agencies. (Photo by Angelique Houlihan)

Ukrainians coming in to B.C. see rise in human trafficking risks

Connecting with Canadian hosts online can leave refugee families open to exploitation

  • Aug 22, 2022
Ukrainian families fleeing to Canada from their home country can be open to being preyed upon if they aren’t working through known, legitimate agencies. (Photo by Angelique Houlihan)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, right, give a statement during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kerstin Joensson/Pool Photo via AP

Ukraine calls on Canada to shelve turbine exemption as German chancellor to visit

Permit would allow turbines repaired in Montreal to be returned to Russian pipeline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, right, give a statement during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kerstin Joensson/Pool Photo via AP
FILE Morning light lights the landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link, in Lubmin, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2022. Germans are facing a new tax on natural gas use that could cost the average household several hundred euros a year and is aimed at rescuing importers slammed by Russian cutbacks tied to the war in Ukraine. An association of gas pipeline operators set the level at 2.4 euro cents per kilowatt hour under legislation passed by the German parliament. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Russia’s Gazprom to shut gas pipeline to Europe for 3 days

Russia has blamed the reductions through the pipeline on technical problems

FILE Morning light lights the landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link, in Lubmin, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2022. Germans are facing a new tax on natural gas use that could cost the average household several hundred euros a year and is aimed at rescuing importers slammed by Russian cutbacks tied to the war in Ukraine. An association of gas pipeline operators set the level at 2.4 euro cents per kilowatt hour under legislation passed by the German parliament. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
Robert Falconer, author of a report on Canadian immigration policy and Ukrainian refugees, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Calgary **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Report says Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees

As of June 22, there were approximately 190,000 Ukrainians with pending applications to come to Canada

Robert Falconer, author of a report on Canadian immigration policy and Ukrainian refugees, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Calgary **MANDATORY CREDIT**
The cargo ship Polarnet arrives to Derince port in the Gulf of Izmit, Turkey, Monday Aug. 8, 2022. The first of the ships to leave Ukraine under a deal to unblock grain supplies amid the threat of a global food crisis arrived at its destination in Turkey on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Nuclear plant in Ukraine is shelled, ‘catastrophic’ consequences feared

Both sides point fingers as dangers rise tied to plant Russia seized in the spring

The cargo ship Polarnet arrives to Derince port in the Gulf of Izmit, Turkey, Monday Aug. 8, 2022. The first of the ships to leave Ukraine under a deal to unblock grain supplies amid the threat of a global food crisis arrived at its destination in Turkey on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
A Canadian and Ukrainian shared flag inside the village’s common meeting area. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Seniors home reopens for Ukrainian newcomers

Cook Street site is offering temporary residence for vulnerable Ukrainians fleeing war

A Canadian and Ukrainian shared flag inside the village’s common meeting area. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The Royal BC Museum has launched an updated free exhibition celebrating the life and contributions of Ukrainian Canadians. (Courtesy of Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum launches free Ukrainian Canadian exhibit

Exhibit adds current context to a previous display, runs to Jan. 6

The Royal BC Museum has launched an updated free exhibition celebrating the life and contributions of Ukrainian Canadians. (Courtesy of Royal BC Museum)
Paul Fussell and Cathy Jansen are hosting the Didenko family (center), who fled to Canada after Ukraine was invaded by Russia. (Black Press Media)

Ukrainian couple, daughter land in North Saanich with hopes of building a ‘big, happy family’

The Didenkos hope to rent a unit nearby as their 5-year-old daughter enters kindergarten

Paul Fussell and Cathy Jansen are hosting the Didenko family (center), who fled to Canada after Ukraine was invaded by Russia. (Black Press Media)
A woman stands in the aftermath of the Russian shelling in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, shelling it twice over the past 24 hours, Mykolaiv regional governor Vitaliy Kim reported. The shelling damaged a pier, an industrial enterprise, residential buildings, a garage cooperative, a supermarket and a pharmacy, Kim said. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)

Ukrainian cities shelled, including 1 near nuclear plant

At least 4 civilians were killed and 10 others wounded

A woman stands in the aftermath of the Russian shelling in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, shelling it twice over the past 24 hours, Mykolaiv regional governor Vitaliy Kim reported. The shelling damaged a pier, an industrial enterprise, residential buildings, a garage cooperative, a supermarket and a pharmacy, Kim said. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)
Minister of Defence Anita Anand speaks during an announcement at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on Monday June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canadian Armed Forces to start training Ukrainian soldiers in 3rd country

Canada suspended its previous training mission weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine

Minister of Defence Anita Anand speaks during an announcement at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Trenton, Ont., on Monday June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Kim Phuc Phan Thi poses with Ukrainians leaving Warsaw, Poland, for Canada in this recent handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - KIM Foundation International
Kim Phuc Phan Thi poses with Ukrainians leaving Warsaw, Poland, for Canada in this recent handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - KIM Foundation International
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
Victoria Hand Project CEO Michael Peirone and mechanical systems designer Kim Arklie hold 3D-printed prosthetic arms similar to those distributed worldwide by the UVic-based non-profit. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Victoria Hand Project trying to share prosthetic technology with Ukraine

Team of UVic-based engineers call for support to send 3D printers to war-torn country

Victoria Hand Project CEO Michael Peirone and mechanical systems designer Kim Arklie hold 3D-printed prosthetic arms similar to those distributed worldwide by the UVic-based non-profit. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)