Author: Fran Yanor

Mean Streets: Nowhere else to go

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Written By Fran Yanor
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Part 1 of 3 – If not prison, then where? A small group of British Columbians are homeless, addicted, mentally ill, and trapped in a loop of repeating criminal behaviour. With the ongoing illicit drug overdose and addiction crisis, brain injuries and psychotic disorders are on the rise. The situation on the streets is worsening. […]

Terrace: Unchecked crime, a “community in crisis”

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Written By Fran Yanor
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Cameron Golder was serving a customer in the clothing boutique where she works in downtown Terrace, B.C., when a man passed by the store’s front window. Dressed in dark clothing, he had two black eyes and wore a glove with chains across the knuckles. A stick jutted out of his backpack. “He looked rough,” Golder […]

Occupy Blue River: High-conflict protest, two rules of law

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Written By Geoff Russ & Fran Yanor
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Caution: The following story contains content and language that may be disturbing. In a filmed incident on Sept. 30, 2019, twin sisters, Amanda Soper and Nicole Manuel, approach two Trans Mountain workers at the gates of the company’s pump station in Blue River. One sister videos while the other verbally attacks in a hail of […]