News Media on EVA BC’s Media Event: Seven Years After Oak Bay

Please find below news articles, videos and radio coverage on the media event that we held on September 3 2014, “Seven Years After Oak Bay: Domestic Violence Still Takes its Toll in BC”. The page will continue to be updated as more news items become available.

EVA BC's Executive Director Tracy Porteous

EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous


Report pleads for B.C. government funds to help end domestic violence – Times Colonist, September 3 2014

Report pleads for B.C. government funding to help end domestic violence – Vancouver Sun, September 3 2014

B.C. domestic violence deaths rising- advocacy group – CBC News, September 3 2014

Few changes since 2007 murder-suicide in Oak Bay, advocates say – Times Colonist, September 3 2014

Ending domestic violence – Castanet, September 3 2014

British Columbia is Taking Action to Address Domestic Violence – Kelowna Now, September 3 2014

Anti-violence conference held at downtown hotel – CFAX 1070, September 3 2014

Domestic violence takes deadly toll in B.C. – National Newswatch ,September 3 2014

Domestic Violence Advocates Worried – Russian Week, article translated via Google from Russian to English, September 4 2014

BC provincial domestic violence surged 18 dead- 12 women and one child died –, article translated via Google from Chinese to English, September 4 2014

BC’s 14 Domestic Murders in 2014 so far Ringing Alarm Bells – South Asian Link Newspaper, September 7 2014

Community needs to be part of domestic violence solution – Parksville Qualicum Beach News, September 9 2014

Domestic violence needs more funding say advocates – Oak Bay News, September 9 2014


A new report that pleads with the B.C. government to invest in the fight against domestic violence – CHEK News Video Clip featuring interviews with Tracy Porteous and Robin Russell, September 3 2014

Report pleads for cash to end domestic violence – Global News Video Clip, September 3 2014

Domestic Violence Toll – OMNI News featuring an interview in Punjabi with Harminder Gakhal, September 3 2014

Local News Wrap – OMNI News in Cantonese including a clip from the Press Conference. The segment begins at 0:49s, September 3 2014

Local News Wrap – OMNI News in Mandarin. The segment begins at 1:08s, September 3 2014


Protecting Women from Domestic Violence – All Points West CBC Victoria, interview with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, September 3 2014

Tackling Domestic Violence – CBC On The Coast, host Stephen Quinn interviews Harminder Gakhal and Tracy Porteous, segment begins at 52:15, September 3 2014

How I survived an abusive relationship – CKNW 980, host Simi Sara interviews with Robin Russell, September 4 2014

Tackling domestic violence in BC – CKNW 980, host Simi Sara interview with Tracy Porteous, September 4 2014

Ian Jessop News Roundup – CFAX 1070 News, with a clip on the Press Conference beginning at 1:17, September 4 2014

Press and guests 2

Members of the press and guests.