refugee

Mahdi “JJ” Taheri may be a newcomer to Canada and North BC, but he isn’t new to the small engine repair business. (photo courtesy Blackbeard’s Small Engine & Repair)

From Afghanistan to Fraser Lake: The mechanics of a refugee

Mahdi Taheri shares his unlikely journey from the Afghan army to opening a shop in small-town B.C.

 

Yurii Kuzniak , 12, poses for a photo as he holds a note given to him from a 13-year-old Canadian boy in Edmonton on May 18, 2022. A backpack filled with games, toiletries and undergarments was gifted to him when his family arrived in Canada after fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Jackson

Ukrainian mother finds safety in Canada, but drawn back to homeland to help

“Her feeling of the guilt was stronger than her feeling of the danger”

 

A young woman awaits her next move after arriving at the Polish-Ukraine border. Photo by Darrell McKay

Vancouver Island man witnesses refugee heartbreak and relief at Ukrainian border

Red Cross volunteer from Campbell River welcomes refugees as they enter Poland

 

Ukrainian nationals fleeing the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine arrive at the Richardson International Airport, in Winnipeg, Monday, May 23, 2022. A second charter flight of Ukrainians who've been approved for emergency travel to Canada is scheduled to arrive in Montreal today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Second federal flight carrying Ukrainians bound for Canada lands in Montreal

There were 306 refugees and more than 20 animals on board

Ukrainian nationals fleeing the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine arrive at the Richardson International Airport, in Winnipeg, Monday, May 23, 2022. A second charter flight of Ukrainians who've been approved for emergency travel to Canada is scheduled to arrive in Montreal today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
Sergey Toporkov and Olena Toporkova in the garden of his uncle and aunt’s South Surrey home.

Ukraine refugees, now in B.C., bear witness to ordeal of war

Sergey Toporkov and his wife Olena arrived in Canada with little but the clothes on their backs

Sergey Toporkov and Olena Toporkova in the garden of his uncle and aunt’s South Surrey home.
Nine year old Zoriana greets her sister, Sofiia, as her and their mother, Natalia, arrive from Ukraine in St. John’s, Monday, May 9, 2022. Newfoundland and Labrador received its first plane load of refugees from Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Locke

Tears, hugs and joy in St. John’s, N.L., as 166 Ukrainian refugees arrive from Poland

People waved Ukrainian flags and held up signs of welcome at the St. John’s International Airport

Nine year old Zoriana greets her sister, Sofiia, as her and their mother, Natalia, arrive from Ukraine in St. John’s, Monday, May 9, 2022. Newfoundland and Labrador received its first plane load of refugees from Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Locke
Dozens of New Westminster community members rallied outside Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School May 9, calling for residency for a school family facing deportation to Mexico. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: New Westminster community rallies behind family facing deportation

Family fled death threats in Mexico 13 years ago

Dozens of New Westminster community members rallied outside Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School May 9, calling for residency for a school family facing deportation to Mexico. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Ukrainian refugees walk along vehicles lining up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova, at Mayaky-Udobne crossing border point near Udobne, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The U.N. refugee agency says nearly 120,000 people have so far fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries in the wake of the Russian invasion. The number was going up fast as Ukrainians grabbed their belongings and rushed to escape from a deadly Russian onslaught. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

‘This is what B.C. does’: Minister Cullen commends community response to Ukrainian refugees

Donations, accommodations, and work opportunities flow freely for refugees in B.C.

Ukrainian refugees walk along vehicles lining up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova, at Mayaky-Udobne crossing border point near Udobne, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The U.N. refugee agency says nearly 120,000 people have so far fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries in the wake of the Russian invasion. The number was going up fast as Ukrainians grabbed their belongings and rushed to escape from a deadly Russian onslaught. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)

Abbotsford couple back in Romania to help Ukrainian refugees after ‘miracle’ recovery

‘If you don’t push yourself to help others during a war, when will you push yourself?’

A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)
B.C. Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen announced further supports for Ukrainian refugees at a news conference with federal immigration minister Sean Fraser, Immigration Services Society of B.C. president Chris Friesen and Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC CEO Katie Crocker. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

B.C. expands employment, education, mental health support for Ukrainian refugees

Minister of Municipal Affairs Nathan Cullen announced the expansion of support on April 13

B.C. Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen announced further supports for Ukrainian refugees at a news conference with federal immigration minister Sean Fraser, Immigration Services Society of B.C. president Chris Friesen and Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC CEO Katie Crocker. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
Ukrainian refugees wait for a transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, March 27, 2022. More than 3.7 million people have fled the war so far, Europe’s largest exodus since World War II. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Ukraine refugees near 4 million, will exodus slowdown last?

Fewer people have crossed the border in recent days, no one sure if it’s pause or permanent drop-off

Ukrainian refugees wait for a transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, March 27, 2022. More than 3.7 million people have fled the war so far, Europe’s largest exodus since World War II. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Ukrainian refugees walk along vehicles lining-up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova, at Mayaky-Udobne crossing border point near Udobne, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Ukrainian Canadian Congress pans refugee resettlement program as ‘tourist visa with a work permit’

Congress president Alexandra Chyczij called on the federal government to provide more support

Ukrainian refugees walk along vehicles lining-up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova, at Mayaky-Udobne crossing border point near Udobne, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Russian-Canadians supporting their brothers and sisters in Ukraine (Jacqueline Gelineau - Capital News)

Vernon family plans for Ukrainian refugee arrival as Russia presses on into country

Grygoriy Dyma will welcome his goddaughter and several other youth until the war in Ukraine subsides

Russian-Canadians supporting their brothers and sisters in Ukraine (Jacqueline Gelineau - Capital News)
Mahasen Salim, Mubarak Salim, Adem Salim Idris, and Munir Mahmoud met Farej Saleh (middle) at the Nanaimo Airport on Feb. 21.

Eritrean refugee arrives in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Friends of Refugees sponsors fifth applicant

Mahasen Salim, Mubarak Salim, Adem Salim Idris, and Munir Mahmoud met Farej Saleh (middle) at the Nanaimo Airport on Feb. 21.
Abdelrahman Elmady is shown in a handout photo. Dozens of Muslim Canadian organizations are pleading to the prime minister, public safety minister, and president of the Canada Border Services Agency to intervene on behalf of Egyptian refugee claimants in Vancouver who have been denied because of their association with the Freedom and Justice Party. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Muslim groups ask feds to intervene on behalf of Egyptian refugees in Vancouver

From 2015 to 2021, Canada received over 3,900 refugee claims from Egypt and accepted about 3,100

Abdelrahman Elmady is shown in a handout photo. Dozens of Muslim Canadian organizations are pleading to the prime minister, public safety minister, and president of the Canada Border Services Agency to intervene on behalf of Egyptian refugee claimants in Vancouver who have been denied because of their association with the Freedom and Justice Party. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File photo)

World Vision Canada warns of Ukraine humanitarian crisis’s impact on children

More than 7.5 million children in Ukraine at risk according to the non-profit organization

Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File photo)
A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

More than 200 Afghan refugees land in Vancouver after fleeing the Taliban

Refugees include those who worked closely with Canadian forces

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)

Ladysmith church secures housing in Duncan for refugee family

Oceanview community church raised over $58,000 to sponsor the family

Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)
Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)

Ladysmith church secures housing for refugee family

Oceanview community church raised over $58,000 to sponsor the family

Oceanview Community Church has secured housing for a refugee family after raising money over the past three years. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips)
Oceanview Community Church has raised $58,700 to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips/Oceanview Community Church)

Incoming Syrian refugee family has no place to stay on rental-starved Island

Ladysmith church raised $58,700 to sponsor the family, but no rental accommodation available

Oceanview Community Church has raised $58,700 to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. (Photo courtesy of Pastor Darin Phillips/Oceanview Community Church)