BAD TRIPS

COME SEE THE “FREAKS” and scare your kids away from drugs. That’s what the operator of Scared Straight Tours said his bus tour of the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood in Vancouver could deliver. Residents in the neighbourhood were outraged. Their loud and very public refusal to be part of a “human zoo” ended the tours

COOPED UP

FRESH AIR WAS FORBIDDEN TO DEMAR. He wasn’t in prison. But he says that’s what it felt like. Demar is a recently arrived migrant worker from Jamaica. Being cooped up for 14 days without fresh air was a condition of his quarantine when he came back to work here this spring.

KILLING FIELDS

ALL CANADIANS ARE SHOCKED by the discovery of the bodies of 215 unidentified children at a grave site near the former Kamloops Residential School. Let us all take a moment to reflect on that and to express our sympathy and offer our condolences to the families and communities who are suffering such a great loss.

INSIDE JOB

ALL BANK ROBBERS DON’T USE GUNS. Brenda Denney is one of millions of Canadian bank customers who know a stroke of a pen can be enough. “Raising their fees just because they feel like it is like the banks are robbing us. It's like bank robbery from the inside out,” she says.