Mass shootings

Motorists wait at U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection booths at the Peace Arch border crossing in Blaine, Wash., across the Canada-U.S. border from Surrey, B.C., on Monday, November 8, 2021. Amid ongoing cultural and social upheaval in the U.S., more Americans are seriously considering a move north of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Shootings, abortion, Trump: are fed-up Americans getting serious about getting out?

Government stats show steady increase in people from the U.S. granted permanent residence in Canada

Motorists wait at U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection booths at the Peace Arch border crossing in Blaine, Wash., across the Canada-U.S. border from Surrey, B.C., on Monday, November 8, 2021. Amid ongoing cultural and social upheaval in the U.S., more Americans are seriously considering a move north of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Lisa Banfield, the common-law wife of Gabriel Wortman, is flanked by her sisters Janice Banfield (left), and Maureen Banfield (right) as she testifies at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. Wortman, dressed as an RCMP officer and driving a replica police cruiser, murdered 22 people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Wife of N.S. mass killer says fear kept her from reporting earlier violence to police

Lisa Banfield she was beaten by killer immediately before he began rampage that would claim 22 lives

Lisa Banfield, the common-law wife of Gabriel Wortman, is flanked by her sisters Janice Banfield (left), and Maureen Banfield (right) as she testifies at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. Wortman, dressed as an RCMP officer and driving a replica police cruiser, murdered 22 people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE - Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, Jr., speaks during a special emergency city council meeting, June 7, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. McLaughlin, on Friday, July 8, 2022, disputed a new report alleging missed chances to end the massacre at Robb Elementary School, and possibly stop it from ever happening, again reflecting the lack of definitive answers about the lagging police response to one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)

Uvalde mayor: Police didn’t get early chance to end massacre

Mayor Don McLaughlin said no Uvalde police officer saw the gunman outside Robb Elementary

FILE - Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, Jr., speaks during a special emergency city council meeting, June 7, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. McLaughlin, on Friday, July 8, 2022, disputed a new report alleging missed chances to end the massacre at Robb Elementary School, and possibly stop it from ever happening, again reflecting the lack of definitive answers about the lagging police response to one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
Area residents visit a memorial to the seven people who lost their lives in the Highland Park, Ill., Fourth of July mass shooting, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Highland Park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charles Rex Arbogast

As life’s rhythms return, Highland Park residents resist ‘normalization’ of shootings

‘I don’t want to normalize it, because it certainly shouldn’t be normal’

Area residents visit a memorial to the seven people who lost their lives in the Highland Park, Ill., Fourth of July mass shooting, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Highland Park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charles Rex Arbogast
Avery Moore, 4, of Athens, Ala., waits for her grandfather to come outside on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Athens, Ala. “Where is Uncle David again, is he coming home soon,” says Avery. Her mother says she is still confused about where her uncle is and why he hasn’t come back home. David Guess’ killing drew little attention outside the rural stretch of northern Alabama where Guess grew up, though his death shattered many lives. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims

America is a murderous country but mass killings comprise small portion of the body count

Avery Moore, 4, of Athens, Ala., waits for her grandfather to come outside on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Athens, Ala. “Where is Uncle David again, is he coming home soon,” says Avery. Her mother says she is still confused about where her uncle is and why he hasn’t come back home. David Guess’ killing drew little attention outside the rural stretch of northern Alabama where Guess grew up, though his death shattered many lives. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Brooke and Matt Strauss, who were married Sunday, look toward the scene of the mass shooting in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, after leaving their wedding bouquets near the scene of Monday’s mass shooting, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Alleged July 4 parade shooter charged with 7 counts of murder in ‘calculated attack’

Bobby” Crimo, 21, was apprehended late Monday afternoon after an hourslong manhunt

Brooke and Matt Strauss, who were married Sunday, look toward the scene of the mass shooting in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, after leaving their wedding bouquets near the scene of Monday’s mass shooting, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
American flags are pictured after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb on Monday, July 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Man detained in US July 4 parade shooting that left at least 6 dead, 30 hurt

Motive unclear after shooter fired from rooftop at Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago

American flags are pictured after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb on Monday, July 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Terrified parade-goers fled Highland Park's Fourth of July parade after shots were fired, leaving behind their belongings as they sought safety, Monday, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill. (Lynn Sweet/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

6 dead, 24 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Police searching for a suspect who apparently fired on the festivities from a rooftop

Terrified parade-goers fled Highland Park's Fourth of July parade after shots were fired, leaving behind their belongings as they sought safety, Monday, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill. (Lynn Sweet/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Robb Elementary School sits behind a memorial created to honour the victims killed in the recent school shooting, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas top cop says Uvalde police response an ‘abject failure’

Officers with rifles stood in a hallway for over an hour before they finally stormed the classroom

Robb Elementary School sits behind a memorial created to honour the victims killed in the recent school shooting, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Actor Matthew McConaughey holds an image of Alithia Ramirez, 10, who was killed in the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, as he speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Actor Matthew McConaughey appears at White House, calls for gun legislation

19 children killed in shooting rampage in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas

Actor Matthew McConaughey holds an image of Alithia Ramirez, 10, who was killed in the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, as he speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Commission counsel Roger Burrill presents information about the police paraphernalia used by Gabriel Wortman, at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Halifax on Monday, April 25, 2022. The inquiry into the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has revealed two new RCMP miscues that delayed a warning to the public that the killer was driving a replica police car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Lost emails, delays: Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry uncovers new RCMP snags

Inquiry concluded the lapses could not be adequately explained, though it did offer some theories

Commission counsel Roger Burrill presents information about the police paraphernalia used by Gabriel Wortman, at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Halifax on Monday, April 25, 2022. The inquiry into the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has revealed two new RCMP miscues that delayed a warning to the public that the killer was driving a replica police car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
LGBTQ supporters wave their flags to show support for students going to school at East Wiltshire School in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island on Monday June 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Morris

Police say Canadian threatened to commit mass shooting at Florida LGBTQ event

Canadian authorities have charged 17-year-old suspect with threatening to commit a mass shooting

LGBTQ supporters wave their flags to show support for students going to school at East Wiltshire School in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island on Monday June 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Morris
Tulsa police and firefighters respond to a shooting at the Natalie Medical Building Wednesday, June 1, 2022. in Tulsa, Okla. Multiple people were shot at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus Wednesday. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

4 killed in shooting at Tulsa medical building; shooter dead

Currently unclear what prompted the deadly assault

Tulsa police and firefighters respond to a shooting at the Natalie Medical Building Wednesday, June 1, 2022. in Tulsa, Okla. Multiple people were shot at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus Wednesday. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
Jolean Olvedo, left, weeps while being comforted by her partner Natalia Gutierrez at a memorial for Robb Elementary School students and teachers who were killed in last week’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Texas police: School door shut but didn’t lock before attack

Gunman used it to get inside and kill 19 students and two teachers

Jolean Olvedo, left, weeps while being comforted by her partner Natalia Gutierrez at a memorial for Robb Elementary School students and teachers who were killed in last week’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw speaks during a press conference held outside Robb Elementary School on Friday, May 27, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Nearly 20 officers stood in a hallway outside of the classrooms during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront a gunman, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Police waited 45 minutes to breach classroom in Uvalde, believing kids not at risk

Nineteen students and two teachers died in the carnage in a Texas school Tuesday

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw speaks during a press conference held outside Robb Elementary School on Friday, May 27, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Nearly 20 officers stood in a hallway outside of the classrooms during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront a gunman, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Flowers are seen near a mosque where a shooting left six people dead and eight others injured in Quebec City, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Mosque shooter Bissonnette can apply for parole after 25 years, Supreme Court rules

High court rules as cruel and unusual denying someone the possibility of parole before they die

Flowers are seen near a mosque where a shooting left six people dead and eight others injured in Quebec City, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference in Uvalde, Texas on May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Dario Lopez-Mills

Gunman entered Texas school unimpeded, police say as questions swirl about response

U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Uvalde on Sunday to “offer comfort”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference in Uvalde, Texas on May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Dario Lopez-Mills
Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing at least 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

‘Horrifying’ conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

‘It gives people who don’t want to face reality a patsy, it gives them someone to blame’

Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing at least 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Equipment from the San Antonio Fire Department is parked outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, after a gunman entered the school and killed 19 children and two adults. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has added his voice to a global chorus of grief following the shooting deaths, but emotions in the U.S. have already turned to unbridled anger. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Equipment from the San Antonio Fire Department is parked outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, after a gunman entered the school and killed 19 children and two adults. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has added his voice to a global chorus of grief following the shooting deaths, but emotions in the U.S. have already turned to unbridled anger. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline

COLUMN: A few stops away: reflections on the New York subway shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was on the subway in New York on the day of the recent shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline