A Filipino father of four died while rescuing his autistic son from drowning in a lake in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley.
Family tragedy: Arnulf Salazar, 53, drowned on July 17 after swimming after his non-verbal 10-year-old son Zac who drifted into deeper water at Chehalis Lake, reported CTV News.
A 16-year-old is set to become the youngest student to graduate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences in at least 40 years.
An unconventional path: Vivian Xie, who found the last four years of her university life to be “pretty normal,” is double majoring in both biology and cell and molecular biology. She plans on pursuing a master’s degree in applied immunology at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine this fall, reported CBC.
‘I Have 3 Kids, They Can’t Go to Sleep’: Asian Family Vandalized, Harassed by Teens for DAYS in Canada
A Chinese Canadian family has lived in fear for nearly a month since a group of teenagers began following them and targeting their home in Oakville, Ontario.
What happened: Charles Wu says it all started on June 4, when he and his wife went for an after-dinner stroll and came across a group of teens. When they got back, one of their children — who was in the house — saw someone following them and called their attention.
A man and a woman are both facing mischief charges for allegedly assaulting an Asian coffee shop manager in Richmond, British Columbia.
The incident: Suspects Astrid Maria Secreve and Michel Jean-Jacque Berthaume allegedly hurled racial slurs at Nikki, the manager of Rocanini Coffee Roasters coffee shop in Steveston, on March 29, reported Vancouver Sun.
A Vancouver mother was left in shock after receiving a racist email while looking for child care in British Columbia.
What happened: Wai-Ke Kim turned to Craigslist, as some of her friends suggested, after failing to find child care options for her 2-year-old son, according to Daily Hive.
A father who won over $100,000 in the lottery from a scratch card in Vancouver, Canada, plans to use it towards his children’s education.
Winning lottery ticket: Frankis Christurasa and his daughter, Pirashalini Firangs, won $125,000 on a Super Money Multiplier Scratch and Win ticket purchased from the Victoria Drive Town Pantry.
A 22-year-old Muslim woman wearing a hijab was verbally attacked while waiting for the bus in Vancouver, Canada, last week.
What happened: Shafira Vidyamaharani was at a bus stop on Main Street at around 11 a.m. on June 11 when the incident occurred, according to CBC.
A young man accused of deliberately running over a Pakistani Muslim family in London, Ontario, on June 6 has been charged with terrorism this week.
The charges: The incident, which killed four adults and injured a child, led to multiple charges against the suspect, Nathaniel Veltman, who was arrested shortly after fleeing the scene.
A Pakistani Muslim family taking an evening walk in London, Ontario, on Sunday was killed in a hit-and-run incident that local authorities believe to be hate-motivated.
The incident: Five members of the family were reportedly waiting to cross an intersection near Hyde Park Road at about 8:40 p.m. when a black pickup suddenly mounted the curb and slammed into all of them before speeding off, reported NBC News.
A man was filmed yelling anti-Asian slurs at a Stop Asian Hate rally in Richmond, British Columbia on Sunday.
What happened: The man hurled anti-Chinese slurs at members of the local Asian community, which organized the rally to raise awareness on anti-Asian hate and encourage cross-cultural dialogues to fight racism.
A man accused of hurling racist abuse at a Chinese family and an intervening bystander in Canada will not face charges, authorities reportedly said.
What happened: The suspect, whose name was not released, allegedly yelled anti-Asian slurs at the family and the bystander for no apparent reason.
Vancouver City Mayor Kennedy Stewart issued an apology on Monday for the city’s racist role in denying entry to hundreds of South Asians, mostly Sikhs from Punjab, aboard the Komagata Maru ship in 1914.
The apology: Stewart said the South Asians who arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet on May 23, 1914, were looking to enter the country in hopes of having a better future, according to The Canadian Press.