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New Ghostbusters for our time, a harrowing tale from World War II and an inspirational Dark Horse
Also a bizarre tickling investigation and a serial killer story told through his victims
Jul 14th, 2016
Citizens demand justice for indigenous women at annual missing women's memorial march
A sombre memorial marks Valentine's Day in the Downtown Eastside.
Feb 15th, 2013
Vanishing point: how police forgot the women they couldn't see
A former Crown prosecutor familiar with police investigations, warrant applications and the criminal charge approval process explains why the Pickton investigation went horribly wrong.
Dec 21st, 2012
The Avengers, Darling Companion, Headwinds and DOXA documentary reviews
Ironman, Captain America and four superhero buddies hit the big screen hard in Marvel’s The Avengers.
May 4th, 2012
Pickton inquiry denounced as thousands march for missing and murdered women
Nearly 5,000 people marched today to remember hundreds of women murdered or missing in Vancouver, and criticizing what they said is a 'sham inquiry.'
David P. Ball
Feb 14th, 2012
Ex-prostitute won't get full protection at missing-women inquiry
Anonymity protected, but she has to appear in person and can be cross-examined, Oppal rules.
Nov 19th, 2011
Another group pulls the plug on B.C.'s missing women inquiry
Pivot Legal Society joins six other groups in saying lack of legal aid unevens the field for groups representing sex workers and aboriginals.
Sep 20th, 2011
Wally Oppal denies that he prejudged the Pickton inquiry
Wally Oppal the Commissioner of the Missing Women Inquiry, issued a statement on Monday to address concerns that he has prejudged the Robert Pickton investigation. The statement clarifies...
Aug 30th, 2011
Pickton inquiry adds independent lawyers in face of legal funding dispute
Community groups have said they'll boycott investigation because province has denied them individual legal funding -- and they're not happy with latest move.
Aug 10th, 2011
With "The Forgotten," MOA sought to open conversation about murdered and missing women
But in the end, the show was cancelled. Part Two in a three-part series on the cancellation of Pamela Masik’s “The Forgotten”.
Feb 9th, 2011