Tag Archives: Racism

The Memorial for Jared Lowndes

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About a hundred people attended the memorial for Jared Lowndes, who was gunned down by the RCMP outside the Campbell River Tim Hortons’ takeout window on July 8, 2021.  

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Campbell River RCMP may have gunned down an innocent man

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterThe opinions expressed in this article belong to the people expressing them and are not necessarily shared by CKTZ, its board, staff, volunteers or listeners. 

The Campbell River RCMP may have gunned down an innocent man when they killed Jared Lowndes on July 8, 2021. 

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The shooting of Jared Lowndes

“The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling for justice, accountability, an inquest, and a higher level of oversight in the aftermath of the RCMP’s shooting of Jared Lowndes on July 8, 2021. The incident, which saw no attempt at de-escalation from the RCMP, left the 38-year-old father dead, his family seeking answers, and a community divided, as racist, hateful sentiments begin to rise.”

First Nations Leadership Council

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There are many questions surrounding the death of Jared Lowndes, a 38-year-old Indigenous man, at the hands of the Campbell River RCMP.

“Our investigation will determine what actually happened. Just because it is on social media doesn’t mean it is, or isn’t, factual. We’ll do our best to determine what happened and if appropriate, before we complete our investigation, we will consider releasing some facts,” said Ron MacDonald, Chief Civilian Director of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO).  

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‘Anti-colonial Day March in Terrace

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada Day was marked by an anti-colonial march through Terrace organized by a group called Matriarchs in Training.

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COVID 19 deaths could be twice as high as reported

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The number of Canadians who died of COVID-19 could be twice as high as reported, according to a new preliminary report.

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