by Letters to the ... on 06 Apr 2016
Honourable Minister McCallum,
The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16. As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community. We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.
Sadly, they have not arrived. More to the point, we have no idea why not, when they may arrive, or what the issues facing them now may be.