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Aasim Raza

Aasim Raza is a fourth year journalism student and politics aficionado with a keen eye on current events.

Little justice available for jailed Indigenous population

Former inmates spoke of discrimination against Indigenous peoples and the unresolved legacy of residential schools and colonization.

BC Transit launches a new campaign to make commuting safer

Do you feel safe on BC Transit?

High risk offender wanted for being unlawfully at large

Vancouver Police are asking for the public's help to locate a 48 year old man wanted Canada-wide for being unlawfully at large. Mosesee Nowdluk, is a six-time federal offender with an extensive...

Ukraine's turmoil not about Russia or EU, but about fair democracy: expat

A Ukranian expat’s take on the situation “The political system in Ukraine is corrupt. What you normally expect from the democratic process to happen did not happen, so the people are disillusioned,...

Taseko Mines' New Prosperity gold and copper mine project near Fish Lake rejected, again

The Tsilhqot’in Nation rejoiced as the federal government once again rejected an open-pit gold-copper mine proposal in B.C.'s Interior on Wednesday. The decision comes after the federal...

Man charged with attempted murder after woman stabbed on Hastings Street

The 57-year-old Vancouver woman stabbed and left bleeding on the sidewalk is now in a stable condition recovering in the hospital from stab wounds. According to the Vancouver Police, John Gordon...

Here's why Save B.C. Bears is demanding tighter provincial regulations on trophy hunting

Hunters want trophies and bears want to live. Who has greater rights?

Attorney General introduces new bill to change BC's Electoral Boundaries Commission Act

On Wednesday, a new bill seeking amendments to the Electoral Boundaries Commissions Act was tabled in the BC Legislature. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton introduced Bill 2,...

A holocaust survivor seeks to reunite with Canadian soldier

Virry de Vries Robles, a Jewish-Dutch woman in Holland, is looking to reunite with a Canadian soldier who helped light up a dark period of her life during the Second World War. "Memories", a...

Gay rights activists arrested on the opening day of Sochi Games

Gay rights activists detained in Russia.