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B.C. ministry sent neglected boys back to alcoholic mother

Grandparents not allowed to keep children, want ministry held accountable

Grandparents from Port Alberni are accusing B.C.'s Ministry of Children and Family Development of subjecting their two grandchildren to abuse and neglect by sending them back to live with an alcoholic mother who was unable to look after them.

"They were living a horrible life," said Al Fry. "We had a neighbour say they didn't realize there was a mom because they had never seen her. She was drinking all the time."

"The youngest one, he was very ... a lot behind in school," added Helga Fry. "They actually took an assessment on him and they figured he was about two years behind in his education."

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