Friday, September 24, 2021
ADVT 
National

Church vandalism on the rise in Vancouver: police

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 22 Jul, 2021 03:11 PM
  • Church vandalism on the rise in Vancouver: police

There's been a "dramatic increase" in the number of vandalism or mischief incidents against properties owned by churches in Vancouver, and police say they're concerned an escalation could lead to injury.

Sgt. Steve Addison says 13 incidents have occurred since early June involving threats to set fires, graffiti, paint splattering and rocks being thrown through windows at Christian churches in the city.

One pastor found a canister with about four litres of lighter fluid and rags near the side of his church while doing rounds at 4 a.m., and saw a man standing in the middle of the street watching the building.

Addison says the incidents correlate with the discovery of unmarked graves of children outside the former residential school in Kamloops and elsewhere in Canada.

He says he appreciates the news is very emotional for a lot of people, but there are better ways to express anger and frustration than committing a crime.

Police and fire crews in Abbotsford, B.C., were called Wednesday night to an arson at a local church where no one was hurt and the flames were put out quickly with minimal damage.

MORE National ARTICLES

89 COVID19 cases for Thursday

89 COVID19 cases for Thursday

80.2% (3,717,929) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 56.9% (2,636,377) have received their second dose.

89 COVID19 cases for Thursday

Police seek public’s help to identify robbery suspect

Police seek public’s help to identify robbery suspect

Over three consecutive days from July 15th to 17th, the suspect entered three separate businesses, made threats and demanded money.

Police seek public’s help to identify robbery suspect

Burnaby RCMP say vehicle collision results in 2 dead

Burnaby RCMP say vehicle collision results in 2 dead

This evening, at 5:20 p.m., Burnaby RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at Duthie Avenue and Montecito Drive. Two people have died as a result of this collision. There were no other injuries.

Burnaby RCMP say vehicle collision results in 2 dead

Canadians frustrated they can't cross land border

Canadians frustrated they can't cross land border

Canadians, however, are seeing no similar relaxing of rules. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security extended its COVID-19 restrictions on travel by land from Canada until at least Aug 21. Air travel to the U.S. is permitted with certain conditions.

Canadians frustrated they can't cross land border

4th Canadian identified in Florida condo collapse

4th Canadian identified in Florida condo collapse

Miami-Dade police say a body pulled from a collapsed condominium building in South Florida has been identified as Anastasia Gromova, from Montreal.

4th Canadian identified in Florida condo collapse

Winds fuel B.C. wildfires, force more evacuations

Winds fuel B.C. wildfires, force more evacuations

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has ordered more than 170 properties evacuated along a 10-kilometre strip of the Slocan River north of Appledale, near the western flank of the two-week old Trozzo wildfire.

Winds fuel B.C. wildfires, force more evacuations

PrevNext