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FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. Russia’s war on Ukraine has sent shockwaves through the elite global community of wealthy Russians. Some have begun, tentatively, to speak out. Deripaska, Alfa Bank founder Mikhail Fridman and banker Oleg Tinkov have also urged an end to the violence, though none has directly mentioned Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Some Russian oligarchs speak out, cautiously, against war

‘They are already thinking of the future and trying to save whatever they can’

FILE - In this July 2, 2015, file photo, Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska attends Independence Day celebrations at Spaso House, the residence of the American Ambassador, in Moscow, Russia. Russia’s war on Ukraine has sent shockwaves through the elite global community of wealthy Russians. Some have begun, tentatively, to speak out. Deripaska, Alfa Bank founder Mikhail Fridman and banker Oleg Tinkov have also urged an end to the violence, though none has directly mentioned Putin. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Mark Friesen carries baking to hand out in his town in western Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

B.C. missionary in Ukraine shifts focus to helping those impacted by war

‘The whole city is at work, and not just missionairies,’ says Ukranian mission worker

Mark Friesen carries baking to hand out in his town in western Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Elenore Sturko speaks at a joing Surrey RCMP and Surrey Police Service press conference in November, 2021). (Lauren Collins photo)

Surrey officer says racist shaming at protest only highlighted beauty of Ukrainian heritage

Sgt. Elenore Sturko says she was ‘called out’ during a recent protest near the Pacific Highway border

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Elenore Sturko speaks at a joing Surrey RCMP and Surrey Police Service press conference in November, 2021). (Lauren Collins photo)
A demonstrator holds a Ukrainian national flag in front of the Georgian Parliament during an action against Russia’s attack on Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city again, and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Freeland says new Russia sanctions coming, will choke off Putin’s ability to fund war

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its sixth day on Tuesday

A demonstrator holds a Ukrainian national flag in front of the Georgian Parliament during an action against Russia’s attack on Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city again, and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly speaks during a news conference, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly headed to Poland-Ukraine border

Canada wants the International Criminal Court to speed up investigation of Russia for possible war crimes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly speaks during a news conference, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this handout photo released by Ukrainian Emergency Service, a burnt car is seen in front of a damaged City Hall building, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, Tuesday and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital - tactics Ukraine’s embattled president said were designed to force him into concessions in Europe’s largest ground war in generations. (Ukrainian Emergency Service via AP)

‘Undisguised terror’: Russia’s Kharkiv strike chills Ukraine

Russian military strike hits centre of Ukraine’s second-largest city

In this handout photo released by Ukrainian Emergency Service, a burnt car is seen in front of a damaged City Hall building, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, Tuesday and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital - tactics Ukraine’s embattled president said were designed to force him into concessions in Europe’s largest ground war in generations. (Ukrainian Emergency Service via AP)
People gathered at Castlegar City Hall on Sunday to show support for the people of Ukraine. Photo: Jennifer Small

Kootenay woman organizes rally as Ukrainian hometown battered by airstrikes

‘Yesterday they were hiding in shelters from missiles’

People gathered at Castlegar City Hall on Sunday to show support for the people of Ukraine. Photo: Jennifer Small
Protesters supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in New York. The U.N.’s two major bodies, the 193-nation General Assembly and the more powerful 15-member Security Council, are holding separate meetings Monday on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Canadians can help Ukraine with money, media savvy

Ottawa has vowed to match every dollar of Red Cross donation to a maximum of $10 million

Protesters supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in New York. The U.N.’s two major bodies, the 193-nation General Assembly and the more powerful 15-member Security Council, are holding separate meetings Monday on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser poses with a young fan, Crofton B.C.’s Savanah Sanchez. (Photo submitted, Chemainus Valley Courier)

Hockey great Wickenheiser wants IOC to boot out Russia, Belarus

IOC recommended Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials be excluded from competition

Hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser poses with a young fan, Crofton B.C.’s Savanah Sanchez. (Photo submitted, Chemainus Valley Courier)
“Putin, Please Stop Devouring Ukraine and Its Children.” A Message From The Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union

Kootenay teachers’ union makes a plea for Ukrainian children

Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union: ‘Putin, please stop devouring Ukraine and its children’

“Putin, Please Stop Devouring Ukraine and Its Children.” A Message From The Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union
Cars are stopped at a roadblock set by civil defensemen at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began last week appeared to subside around Kyiv overnight, as Ukrainian and Russian delegations met Monday on Ukraine’s border with Belarus. It’s unclear what, if anything, those talks would yield. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Ukraine, Russia envoys talk under shadow of nuclear threat

High hopes but low expectations for diplomacy as Ukraine forces slow Russian advance

Cars are stopped at a roadblock set by civil defensemen at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began last week appeared to subside around Kyiv overnight, as Ukrainian and Russian delegations met Monday on Ukraine’s border with Belarus. It’s unclear what, if anything, those talks would yield. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is lit up with the colours of Ukraine’s national flag in a show of support following Russia’s invasion, in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada tells UN Russia lied to world before Ukraine invasion

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly called on Moscow to respect the rights of protesting Russians

The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is lit up with the colours of Ukraine’s national flag in a show of support following Russia’s invasion, in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A woman stands in a currency exchange office in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Russians flocked to banks and ATMs on Thursday and Friday shortly after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine and the West announced crippling sanctions. According to Russia’s Central Bank, on Thursday alone Russians have withdrawn 111 billion rubles (about $1.3 billion) in cash. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Canada, U.S., E.U. cut some Russian banks from SWIFT, target central bank

The move is aimed at Russian banks that have already been sanctioned

  • Feb 26, 2022
A woman stands in a currency exchange office in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Russians flocked to banks and ATMs on Thursday and Friday shortly after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine and the West announced crippling sanctions. According to Russia’s Central Bank, on Thursday alone Russians have withdrawn 111 billion rubles (about $1.3 billion) in cash. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Thousands gathered in downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Thousands march in downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine

The rally began at the Vancouver Art Gallery around 1 p.m. on Feb. 26

Thousands gathered in downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
A huge electronic billboard shows a photo of Kamila Valieva with words “Kamila, we are with you” on the building of the Cosmos hotel in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Russian teenager Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

IOC urges sports bodies to cancel events in Russia, Belarus

Volleyball, shooting and hockey all have world championships scheduled to be held in Russia

A huge electronic billboard shows a photo of Kamila Valieva with words “Kamila, we are with you” on the building of the Cosmos hotel in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Russian teenager Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
J.J. Verigin Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)

‘People want peace’: Leader of Canada’s Doukhobors laments Russian invasion of Ukraine

J.J. Verigin Jr. says the Doukhobor community has family on both sides of the conflict’s borders

J.J. Verigin Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)
Screenshot of a video chat with Chad Martz of Chilliwack on Feb. 24, 2022. Martz lives with his wife Mary and daughter in western Ukraine where they work for Hungry for Life International. (Facetime/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack family living in western Ukraine helps those fleeing Russian invasion

‘It just feels like history is writing itself right in front of our eyes’ - Chad Martz

Screenshot of a video chat with Chad Martz of Chilliwack on Feb. 24, 2022. Martz lives with his wife Mary and daughter in western Ukraine where they work for Hungry for Life International. (Facetime/ Chilliwack Progress)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to questions during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb 24, 2022. NATO envoys met in emergency session Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a large-scale attack on Ukraine as the 30-nation military organization prepares to bolster its defenses in allies neighboring both countries. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

NATO leaders meet to reassure allies near Russia, Ukraine

Countries ranging from Estonia to Bulgaria triggered urgent consultations about their security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to questions during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb 24, 2022. NATO envoys met in emergency session Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a large-scale attack on Ukraine as the 30-nation military organization prepares to bolster its defenses in allies neighboring both countries. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
This image taken from video shows NBC News correspondent Richard Engel reporting from the Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (NBC News via AP)

Sketchy details from Russia complicate invasion coverage

Sorting fact, disinformation after Russian attack on Ukraine

This image taken from video shows NBC News correspondent Richard Engel reporting from the Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (NBC News via AP)
People stand under a giant Ukrainian flag during a vigil to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Russia ignores global condemnation, invades Ukraine in ‘brutal act of war’

Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashes largest ground war in Europe since World War II

People stand under a giant Ukrainian flag during a vigil to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)