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People pay tribute to victims of a deadly crowd crush during Saturday night’s Halloween festivities, at a makeshift flower-laying area set up near the scene of the incident in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ahn Young-joon

Canadian recalls ‘pandemonium’ in South Korean district where 150 died in stampede

Matthew Clement said he experienced dense throngs in previous years that made him fear for his life

 

A mourner places flower to pay tribute to victims of a deadly accident following Saturday night’s Halloween festivities on the street near the scene in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Police are investigating what caused a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people during Halloween festivities in Seoul over the weekend in the country’s worst disasters in years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

‘Manmade disaster’: Officials criticized over Seoul deaths

Government insists there was no way to predict the crowd would get out of control.

 

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi pose for media prior to their meeting at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/.AP-Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP

Joly pushes LNG ties in Japan and South Korea, amid North Korea missiles

Major export terminal is set to open in 2025 in Kitimat

 

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The World’s Lowest Fertility Rate

According to official numbers released on Aug. 24. South Korea’s fertility rate…

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Taeyoung Kim, vice president of the Korean War Veterans Association, said the Korean War would no longer be “the forgotten war” at a memorial ceremony in Langley on Friday, April 22. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Holding on to memory of Canada’s Korean War battles

Students, veterans gathered at Langley war memorial for Gapyeong commemoration

Taeyoung Kim, vice president of the Korean War Veterans Association, said the Korean War would no longer be “the forgotten war” at a memorial ceremony in Langley on Friday, April 22. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
FILE - Dogs are seen in a cage at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea, Feb. 23, 2018. South Korea said Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, it’ll launch a government-led task force to consider outlawing dog meat consumption, about two months after the country’s president offered to look into ending the centuries-old eating practice. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

South Korea to launch task force on banning dog meat

Restaurants that serve dog meat are dwindling in the country, while pet popularity climbs

FILE - Dogs are seen in a cage at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea, Feb. 23, 2018. South Korea said Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, it’ll launch a government-led task force to consider outlawing dog meat consumption, about two months after the country’s president offered to look into ending the centuries-old eating practice. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Local authorities, South Korean war veterans, and Korean consular officials thanked a Vancouver Rotarian and the County of Gapyeong for arranging a donation of masks to Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Korean county donates masks to Langley

A local memorial has connected the two communities

Local authorities, South Korean war veterans, and Korean consular officials thanked a Vancouver Rotarian and the County of Gapyeong for arranging a donation of masks to Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)