International Women's Day

Women brought drums and sang in honour of MMIWG at Spirit Square in Fort St. James on International Women’s Day. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

Community highlight MMIWG on International Women’s Day in Fort St. James

People gathered at Spirit Square in Fort St. James on March 8

 

Dr. Min Cho has been one of the two dentists working at Williams Lake Dental since 2017. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Young dentist balances work, leisure

Just after the 2017 wildfires, Dr. Min Cho arrived to work as a dentist in Williams Lake

 

Afghan parents carry their children, as they leave the malnutrition ward floor, at the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Blood drive to mark Women’s Day halted, Afghan activists say

Organizers say the event was viewed as a protest by Taliban authorities

 

Still North Design Co. founder Courtney Vreeman often has her daughter Rallie-Ray, 9 months, with her at work as seen here Monday, Feb. 28. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Empowering women, Courtney Vreeman

“I was only doing it for fun and now it’s turned into something bigger than I expected.”

Still North Design Co. founder Courtney Vreeman often has her daughter Rallie-Ray, 9 months, with her at work as seen here Monday, Feb. 28. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jenny Philbrick is a mom, wife and executive director of the Tsilhqo’tin National Government. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Working with First Nations communities: Jenny Philbrick

Jenny Philbrick is the executive director of the Tsilhqot’in National Government

Jenny Philbrick is a mom, wife and executive director of the Tsilhqo’tin National Government. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a media availability in Ottawa on November 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Low-wage women hit hardest by COVID-19, report says

Meanwhile, the shortfall for low-earning men is 12 per cent

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a media availability in Ottawa on November 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rolling back progress for women should not be COVID-19’s legacy: Trudeau

Trudeau noted the pandemic’s toll on women, with many leaving the workforce at a higher rate than men

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, has been forced to re-skill during the COVID-19 pandemic after more than six years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in B.C.’s tech industry. (Submitted photo/Shaimma Yehia)

Why skilled immigrant women continue to be shut out of B.C.’s booming tech sector

Experienced software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, hasn’t found a job since she migrated to Canada 6 years ago

Software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, has been forced to re-skill during the COVID-19 pandemic after more than six years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in B.C.’s tech industry. (Submitted photo/Shaimma Yehia)