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The most debated issues at last week’s annual conference of B.C. municipalities may have been health care, housing and inner-city street disorder, but in private conversations, off the record, mayors and councillors shared story-after-story about another troubling trend – municipal candidates with extremist platforms running in the upcoming civic elections. “The democratic process is something […]

Hardest to house: Gaps, flaws and failures

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Written By Fran Yanor

Over the past months, front-line workers, mayors, and citizens have called for action as inner-city crime and random violence wreak havoc on communities across the province. Police data show a small number of individuals – about 500 so-called prolific offenders – are committing an inordinate amount of crime with seeming impunity. Critics say these individuals have […]