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A B.C. group that represents hunters is upset with Bill C-21. (Pexels photo)

Firearms bill unfairly targets hunters: B.C. Wildlife Federation

Changes will restrict the capacity of the magazines for some long guns

 

The Grand Union Hotel SRO at the corner of Abbott and West Hastings streets in Vancouver. Police say they found a teen there Nov. 19 unlawfully entering a room, holding a loaded gun. (Google Streetview)

17-year-old charged, cache of loaded guns and dangerous weapons seized in Vancouver

Teen reportedly caught breaking into rooming house with loaded gun

 

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating wanted man Timothy James Ross, according to an RCMP press release issued Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (RCMP photo)

Police in Vernon seek help finding man wanted for firearms-related offences

Police are looking for Timothy James Ross

 

Police seized a number of guns and ammunition from a Westside Road property while executing a search warrant Thursday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Police arrest suspect, seize guns after searching North Okanagan property

A 65-year-old man was arrested Thursday and was later released from custody

Police seized a number of guns and ammunition from a Westside Road property while executing a search warrant Thursday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Wendy Cukier reads a message on her smartphone as she stands in the foyer of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday, March 27, 2015. An umbrella group of gun-control advocates says any exceptions to the federal handgun freeze should be very narrowly defined. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadians must choose between hobbies and children’s lives: gun-control group

Federal regulatory freeze restricts importing, buying, selling or otherwise transferring handguns

Wendy Cukier reads a message on her smartphone as she stands in the foyer of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday, March 27, 2015. An umbrella group of gun-control advocates says any exceptions to the federal handgun freeze should be very narrowly defined. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Marco Mendicino speaks during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government says measures to freeze the number of handguns in Canada are now in effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal freeze on buying, selling handguns now in effect, says public safety minister

Accompanying legislative measures have yet to be approved by Parliament

Marco Mendicino speaks during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government says measures to freeze the number of handguns in Canada are now in effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The various weapons found in a Vernon man’s car who was arrested in Kelowna (RCMP/Contributed)

Vernon man with guns, knives, bear spray and brass knuckles in car arrested in Kelowna

The man was found sleeping in his car with loud music playing on Sunday morning (Oct. 9)

The various weapons found in a Vernon man’s car who was arrested in Kelowna (RCMP/Contributed)
A month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash while working to disrupt and lessen opportunities for gang violence (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Estimated 29,000 lethal fentanyl doses taken off Okanagan streets

CFSEU-BC completed the initiative in partnership with RCMP detachments throughout the Okanagan

  • Sep 21, 2022
A month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash while working to disrupt and lessen opportunities for gang violence (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Stolen property, cash and firearms (RCMP)

Guns, other weapons and bike chop shop found in Kelowna

Five men were arrested living at what RCMP called a ‘sophisticated camp’

Stolen property, cash and firearms (RCMP)
A man was arrested after gun shots were heard (File photo)
A man was arrested after gun shots were heard (File photo)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on January 9, 2021. Police say four men have been arrested after two guns were seized from a tent in a Downtown Eastside street encampment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Four arrested after Vancouver police say guns found in encampment tent

Investigators believe weapons were being used for protection and to intimidate others in the camp

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver, on January 9, 2021. Police say four men have been arrested after two guns were seized from a tent in a Downtown Eastside street encampment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Canadian Border Services Agency seize ‘ghost guns’ from 2 Okanagan homes

Both men were arrested and released in late April

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Avery Moore, 4, of Athens, Ala., waits for her grandfather to come outside on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Athens, Ala. “Where is Uncle David again, is he coming home soon,” says Avery. Her mother says she is still confused about where her uncle is and why he hasn’t come back home. David Guess’ killing drew little attention outside the rural stretch of northern Alabama where Guess grew up, though his death shattered many lives. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims

America is a murderous country but mass killings comprise small portion of the body count

Avery Moore, 4, of Athens, Ala., waits for her grandfather to come outside on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Athens, Ala. “Where is Uncle David again, is he coming home soon,” says Avery. Her mother says she is still confused about where her uncle is and why he hasn’t come back home. David Guess’ killing drew little attention outside the rural stretch of northern Alabama where Guess grew up, though his death shattered many lives. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)

‘What am I charged with?’ B.C. couple seeks RCMP apology after suspected swatting call

“They marched through my house with guns drawn going ‘clear’, top floor clear.’”

The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)
The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)

‘What am I charged with?’ Peachland couple seeks RCMP apology after suspected swatting call

“They marched through my house with guns drawn going ‘clear’, top floor clear.’”

The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)
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Handgun freeze isn’t going to get rid of the criminals, Okanagan game club prez says

Great North Presicion says sales have spiked as people buy handguns while they still can

  • Jun 2, 2022
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Quebec man arrested for shooting rifle in Okanagan campground

There were no injuries or dispute reported according to RCMP

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Quebec man arrested for shooting rifle in Oliver campground

There were no injuries or dispute reported according to RCMP

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Police display guns seized during a series of raids at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, June 14, 2013. According to StatsCan, handguns are present in the majority of firearm-related violent crimes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Handguns present in majority of firearm-related violent crimes, says StatCan report

Proportion of homicides where firearm was present rose 11 per cent between 2013 and 2020

Police display guns seized during a series of raids at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, June 14, 2013. According to StatsCan, handguns are present in the majority of firearm-related violent crimes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Women’s groups warn Liberals against ‘downloading’ gun control to potential victims

Concerns about ‘red flag provision’ raised as government prepares new gun-control legislation

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick