Month: May 2021

Canucks place Jake Virtanen on leave following sexual misconduct allegations

The Vancouver Canucks have placed right-winger Jake Virtanen on leave following allegations of sexual misconduct. The team released a statement Saturday saying it “does not accept sexual misconduct of any kind and the claims as reported are being treated very seriously.” <a href=”https://t.co/faohjM74d3″>pic.twitter.com/faohjM74d3</a> &mdash;@Canucks The Canucks say they have “engaged external expertise” to assist in […]

Advocates call for more targeted mental health support for South Asian community during pandemic

A non-profit organization that focuses on connecting members of B.C.’s South Asian community to mental health resources is calling for more targeted support during the pandemic. Communities with a high proportion of South Asian residents have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic as many live in multigenerational households and work in frontline jobs, according to the founder of […]

Commander of Special Forces to be replaced early after apologizing for handling of sexual assault case

The commander of Canada’s Special Forces will be leaving his post early after it was revealed this week that he wrote a letter in support of another soldier convicted of sexual assault and failed to support the victims. Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe was set to be rotated out of his current position — leading the country’s elite commando unit […]

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