child abuse

Tom Macauley and his son (Tom Macauley/Facebook)

New father support group looking to end the ‘cycle of abuse’ in Kelowna

A group for new dads who are looking for support and socialization meets on Nov. 26

 

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Former B.C. school staffer sentenced to 6 years for sexually abusing young boys

Glen Murray Massick worked in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school system

 

Former Vancouver chiropractor Trevor Hooper Kilian, 47, was charged with the attempted homicide of two children in Naples, Fla. on Sept. 14, 2022. This photo has been altered to protect the identity of others in it. A mugshot of Kilian was not available from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at the time of publication. (Trevor Kilian/Facebook)

Ex-B.C. chiropractor now in Florida charged with attempted homicide of 2 children

Trevor Hooper Kilian, 47, ran a chiropractor business in Vancouver for about 15 years

 

Kids gather on one of the main docks in Tofino, as they participate in a massive global climate strike, in Tofino, B.C. on Sept. 27, 2019. In a national report released in 2022, study authors found climate change to be one of the top 10 threats facing children and youth in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Melissa Renwick)

Climate change now considered one of top threats facing Canadian children: report

Racism, poor mental health, bullying also identified by authors

Kids gather on one of the main docks in Tofino, as they participate in a massive global climate strike, in Tofino, B.C. on Sept. 27, 2019. In a national report released in 2022, study authors found climate change to be one of the top 10 threats facing children and youth in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Melissa Renwick)
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

New child sexual abuse charges filed against former Interior Health top doctor

Police said the new allegations surfaced in January 2022

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
A farmer shows his grain in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage, Canadian aid agencies are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Efrem Lukatsky

World food crisis prompts rise in child marriages: Canadian aid agencies

Plan International Canada says 12 million girls under the age of 18 become child brides each year

A farmer shows his grain in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage, Canadian aid agencies are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Efrem Lukatsky
Vernon resident Marnie Lay gets her late dad’s Calgary Flames jersey signed by Theo Fleury Friday, July 22 during his Victor Walk tour spreading hope for victims of childhood sexual abuse. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Calgary Flames’ Fleury spreads hope for sexual assault victims in Okanagan

Retired NHL player now dedicated to helping those struggling with traumatic pasts

Vernon resident Marnie Lay gets her late dad’s Calgary Flames jersey signed by Theo Fleury Friday, July 22 during his Victor Walk tour spreading hope for victims of childhood sexual abuse. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Allison Mclauchlan and Candace Homan from the Kelowna Women’s Shelter presented the new campaign, Hidden in Plain Sight (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna Women’s Shelter sheds light on abuse ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

The effects of psycological abuse are not always obvious

Allison Mclauchlan and Candace Homan from the Kelowna Women’s Shelter presented the new campaign, Hidden in Plain Sight (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Mr.S. said he knew what he was doing was wrong and caused his daughter to cry, but he continued (File Photo)

Penticton father guilty of sexually assaulting young daughter

Described as a ‘good father’ Mr.S. began assaulting his daughter a few years after gaining custody

Mr.S. said he knew what he was doing was wrong and caused his daughter to cry, but he continued (File Photo)
Former social worker Robert Riley Saunders is in court for 13 charges of fraud, theft and breach of trust (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna judge rules disgraced former social worker deprived youth

Robert Riley Saunders will be sentenced on June 22 and 23

Former social worker Robert Riley Saunders is in court for 13 charges of fraud, theft and breach of trust (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Daryl Verville released his book, Epistles to the Pope: A personal history of perilous priestcraft, in 2020. In the memoir, Verville contends with his father’s abusive nature and how it was formed by the Roman Catholic Church’s management of residential schools in Canada. Photo: Tyler Harper

Missing notes: The traumatic family history of Nelson classical pianist Daryl Verville

Verville’s father was violent and abusive. He also had a terrible secret

Daryl Verville released his book, Epistles to the Pope: A personal history of perilous priestcraft, in 2020. In the memoir, Verville contends with his father’s abusive nature and how it was formed by the Roman Catholic Church’s management of residential schools in Canada. Photo: Tyler Harper
Lianna McDonald, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, holds text books as she speaks at a press conference at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection in Winnipeg Wednesday, October 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Rise in online child abuse prompts call for new law forcing removal of harmful images

Expert: urgent need for a way to force tech companies to swiftly remove indecent images of children

Lianna McDonald, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, holds text books as she speaks at a press conference at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection in Winnipeg Wednesday, October 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Vernon’s Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre saw a sharp rise in reported cases of child abuse or sexual assault following periods of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘We have a responsibility to intervene’: Pandemic worsens child abuse in Okanagan

The Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre has seen spikes in abuse cases following pandemic-induced school closures

Vernon’s Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre saw a sharp rise in reported cases of child abuse or sexual assault following periods of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A former Yukon man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing 13 girls was sentenced to 16 years in prison June 28 afterbeing designated a long-term offender. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

B.C. man who sexually abused 13 girls sentenced to 16 years

The former Yukon man pleaded guilty to 25 charges, including sexual interference, last year

A former Yukon man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing 13 girls was sentenced to 16 years in prison June 28 afterbeing designated a long-term offender. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)