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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

 

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

 

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Canadian Border Services Agency seize ‘ghost guns’ from 2 Okanagan homes

Both men were arrested and released in late April

 

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Surrey man sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to drugs, weapons charges

Brandon Nandan, 28, of Surrey sentenced in Vancouver provincial court Wednesday

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Black Press Media)
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)
Scott William Cashman of Mission was found guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. (Special to The News)

Man guilty in largest drugs, weapons seizure in Ridge Meadows RCMP history

Guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

Scott William Cashman of Mission was found guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. (Special to The News)
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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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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
The Archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia Seller comforts families outside of the Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

‘Terrible, terrible day’: Canada grieves as outrage grips U.S. following Texas horror

‘All of Canada grieves with our American friends on this terrible, terrible day’

The Archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia Seller comforts families outside of the Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
People react outside the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Texas killer locked classroom door and started shooting students and teachers inside

Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in elementary school rampage

People react outside the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
File photo of a Glock 34s seized by North Vancouver RCMP. (RCMP file)

Trial in Chilliwack begins for B.C.’s ‘Dr. Frankenstein of guns’

Bradley Michael Friesen of Hope charged with importing and selling silencers and other handgun parts

File photo of a Glock 34s seized by North Vancouver RCMP. (RCMP file)
New regulations on B.C. shooting ranges will not be moving forward. (File photo)

B.C. drops regulations for shooting ranges from legislation meant to curb gun violence

The B.C. Wildlife Federation says the rules would have shuttered ‘more than 100’ ranges

New regulations on B.C. shooting ranges will not be moving forward. (File photo)
Photo shows a Glock pistol dropped by a suspect who wound up fleeing Victoria police and entering a young family’s Dowler Place townhome and physically fighting with the father on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Man bursts into B.C. family home, fights with father of young children before arrest

Victoria family unhurt; suspect fleeing police had previously dropped loaded handgun

Photo shows a Glock pistol dropped by a suspect who wound up fleeing Victoria police and entering a young family’s Dowler Place townhome and physically fighting with the father on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberal government extends amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until 2023

Government says this gives officials more time to implement a mandatory buyback program

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Langley RCMP. (Langley Advance Times files)

Armed border jumping suspect zapped in Langley while fleeing police

A man arrested last week faces numerous charges

Langley RCMP. (Langley Advance Times files)
Loaded guns plus suspected cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl were seized by Chilliwack RCMP during a search warrant at an Oak Street residence on Feb. 24. (RCMP)

RCMP seize illegal guns, drugs from Chilliwack residence near 2 childcare centres and park

Search warrant results in seizure of suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl in Chilliwack

Loaded guns plus suspected cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl were seized by Chilliwack RCMP during a search warrant at an Oak Street residence on Feb. 24. (RCMP)
Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey elementary students find handgun during morning recess

Police say this happened at Bothwell Elementary School in Fraser Heights Thursday

Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A Chilliwack RCMP officer detaining a man coming out of Safeway on January 16, 2022 with what ended up being a toy gun. (Twitter @roblilfab)

Man with toy gun at Safeway detained by Chilliwack RCMP

Police say it’s not prudent to walk around with a toy gun in a grocery store

A Chilliwack RCMP officer detaining a man coming out of Safeway on January 16, 2022 with what ended up being a toy gun. (Twitter @roblilfab)
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