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University won't end Hillel presence on campus

U of British Columbia student union rejects vote to boot Hillel from campus after Jewish groups sound alarm.

University won't end Hillel presence on campus

Canadian province mandates Holocaust education

High school students in the Canadian province of British Columbia will receive mandatory lessons on the Holocaust beginning in 2025-26.

Canadian province mandates Holocaust education

Parliamentarians praise Jewish contributions to British Columbia

Marking Jewish Heritage Month, two BC lawmakers celebrate long history and achievements of community in the Canadian province.

Parliamentarians praise Jewish contributions to British Columbia

British Columbia hate crime:

Youth baseball clubhouse defaced with vile antisemitic graffiti

Langley little league team's headquarters targeted with antisemitic slurs and swastika.

Youth baseball clubhouse defaced with vile antisemitic graffiti

First mikvah opens in British Columbia interior

Before opening of new mikvah in Kelowna, BC, Jews had to travel hundreds of miles to far off cities to observe ritual.

First mikvah opens in British Columbia interior

Vancouver, Canada JCC gets $25 million gov grant for expansion

Funding will help transform Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver into 'expanded, state-of-the-art space.'

Vancouver, Canada JCC gets $25 million gov grant for expansion

Canadian province urged to discontinue Saturday elections

B'nai Brith calls on British Columbia to move election days from Saturday to accommodate Jewish voters.

Canadian province urged to discontinue Saturday elections

Man with machete attacks multiple people in Vancouver, BC

At least four people stabbed by man wielding a machete in downtown Vancouver.

Man with machete attacks multiple people in Vancouver, BC

Multiple people killed in mass shooting in British Columbia

Shooter allegedly targeted homeless people.

Multiple people killed in mass shooting in British Columbia

B’nai Brith praises BC for renaming regions honoring Nazi leader

British Columbia to rename mountain, glacier and creek named after Vichy France leader Marshal Pétain that dated back to World War I.

B’nai Brith praises BC for renaming regions honoring Nazi leader

B’nai Brith calls on British Columbia to adopt IHRA definition

With antisemitism an increasing problem in the Canadian province, advocacy group urges premier to adopt IHRA definition.

B’nai Brith calls on British Columbia to adopt IHRA definition

British Columbia imam continues to deliver antisemitic sermons

B'nai Brith Canada submits formal complaint to Victoria, BC police after latest hateful speech by local imam.

British Columbia imam continues to deliver antisemitic sermons

Canadian province urged to dump names of Nazi collaborators

B’nai Brith Canada supports effort to rename geographic sites in British Columbia that were named after Nazi collaborators.

Canadian province urged to dump names of Nazi collaborators

Canadian basin named after Vichy France leader to get new name

British Columbia considering name change for mountain area named after World War II Vichy France leader Marshal Pétain.

Canadian basin named after Vichy France leader to get new name

Canadian politician’s office, signs defaced with swastikas

Vancouver Island, British Columbia politician is the latest candidate during the federal election to be hit with swastika vandalism.

Canadian politician’s office, signs defaced with swastikas

Canadian auction house ends Nazi item sale after criticism

Estate sale that contained Nazi memorabilia ended by British Columbia auction house who said they did not want to hurt anyone.

Canadian auction house ends Nazi item sale after criticism

Auction of Nazi items worries Canadian Jewish community

President of Jewish community in Okanagan region of British Columbia worried items will fall into hands of far right buyers.

Auction of Nazi items worries Canadian Jewish community

Another Canadian federal election sign defaced with a swastika

Liberal candidate for Surrey, British Columbia riding called vandalism of his sign "intolerable."

Another Canadian federal election sign defaced with a swastika

B'nai Brith calls out Canadian uni for course on anti-Semitism

B’nai Brith Canada still concerned about risk updated, new course will "promote hostility toward Jews."

B'nai Brith calls out Canadian uni for course on anti-Semitism

Jewish student at Uni of British Columbia has mezuzah stolen

The incident in which the mezuzah was vandalized by three people was reported to the police as a hate crime.

Jewish student at Uni of British Columbia has mezuzah stolen

Jewish man's car targeted with swastika in British Columbia

Incident occurred on day Canadian government was hosting a national summit on anti-Semitism.

Jewish man's car targeted with swastika in British Columbia

Canadian Jewish organization condemns torching of churches

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs condemns series of arson attacks on churches in western Canada.

Canadian Jewish organization condemns torching of churches

Canadian uni pres calls campus anti-Semitism 'deeply upsetting'

President of Simon Fraser University meets with Jewish students who have experienced Jew hatred, calls out anti-Semitism on campus.

Canadian uni pres calls campus anti-Semitism 'deeply upsetting'

Multiple people killed in crane collapse in British Columbia

Multiple people are dead after a crane attached to a high-rise building under construction collapsed in downtown Kelowna.

Multiple people killed in crane collapse in British Columbia

Canadian imam: Muslim enmity toward Jews is “just and sensible"

Imam also says Muslims should show hostility to Jews because of their “denial of the prophets" and their "injustice towards the people."

Canadian imam: Muslim enmity toward Jews is “just and sensible"

'Kill Jews' graffiti on Chabad Centre in western Canada

Police in city of Victoria, British Columbia, looking for suspects after local Chabad Centre vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.

'Kill Jews' graffiti on Chabad Centre in western Canada

B’nai Brith Canada urges police action over incitement

B’nai Brith Canada reaches out to police following revelation of incitement by imam in the province of British Columbia.

B’nai Brith Canada urges police action over incitement

Canada: Syrian refugee charged with murdering teenage girl

Ibrahim Ali, 28, is charged with murdering a Chinese teen last year in British Columbia.

Canada: Syrian refugee charged with murdering teenage girl

Pro-Nazi posters discovered in university in Western Canada

Racist and pro-Nazi posters discovered at University of British Columbia. Local Jewish groups condemn.

Pro-Nazi posters discovered in university in Western Canada

BDS fail: Canadian university rejects Israel boycott

Union at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia rejects a motion to boycott Israel.

BDS fail: Canadian university rejects Israel boycott

Another Canadian mission headed to Israel

After Toronto and Montreal mayors, British Columbia's Finance Minister will also head an economic mission to Israel.

Another Canadian mission headed to Israel

Terror couple who planned attacks against Jews acquitted

Canada's Supreme Court acquits couple who declared themselves Jihadis, claiming they were incompetent and were 'entrapped' by police.

Terror couple who planned attacks against Jews acquitted

Al-Qaeda Inspired Terror Plot Foiled in Canada

Two residents of British Columbia arrested in a terror plot that involved placing pressure cooker bombs at the local legislature.

Al-Qaeda Inspired Terror Plot Foiled in Canada

Tsunami Warning Follows 7.7 Quake in W. Canada

A tsunami warning was issued to southern Alaska following a 7.7-magnitude earthquake that shook western Canada Saturday night.

Tsunami Warning Follows 7.7 Quake in W. Canada