The Canadian province of British Columbia is launching its first-ever public inquiry on the surge of anti-Asian incidents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
What to know: The city of Vancouver reported more anti-Asian hate crimes than 10 of the most populous U.S. cities combined in 2020. For this reason, the city has been infamously dubbed the “Anti-Asian Hate Crime Capital of North America.”
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.
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.
After a wide volunteer search effort, a missing woman in Canada was found dead in the renowned Stanley Park over the weekend.
Yu Ting Ji, who lives in East Vancouver, left home on the morning of Nov. 9, traveled to Waterfront Station and was caught walking along West Cordova St. by a surveillance camera.
Two East Asian women have fallen victims to separate attacks in Vancouver last week.
The first incident, which involved a White male assailant, occurred near Granville and Helmcken streets around 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.
A Filipino Canadian man became the target of a racist tirade while commuting on a bus in Burnaby, Vancouver last week.
Danilo Jimenez Jr., who was on his way to work, decided to film the incident over fears that his verbal assailant could do worse.
A 61-year-old Filipina was shoved against her car in an unprovoked alleged racist attack outside of a supermarket in Vancouver, Canada.
What happened: The incident occurred outside the 88 Supermarket on Victoria Drive on August 15 when the victim, who identified herself only as MaryLou, was loading her groceries into her car, according to Global News.
A South Korean student in Canada was allegedly beaten and robbed by four White teens while traveling on a bus last week.
The incident, which left the female victim with bruises, scrapes and scratches, occurred in Vancouver around 10:30 p.m. on Friday.
A man in Vancouver, Canada was recently captured on film harassing a group of Asians with an anti-Chinese rant.
The suspect of the April 15 Vancouver bus assault has died from a drug overdose, according to police.
Earlier, on Tuesday, Const. Mike Yake of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police posted on Twitter calling for the search and arrest of an unidentified man who brutally attacked a woman who defended two Asian women from verbal abuse.
A woman was violently attacked by a male passenger inside a Vancouver bus after she tried to defend two Asian women from verbal abuse.
Seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect, the Metro Vancouver Transit Police has released an image of the man who allegedly berated the Asian women with racial slurs and then punched the other woman repeatedly.