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British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest is part of the largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest on Earth. The Vancouver Observer team journeyed there this fall, learned much about its promise, and also about what imperils it. We bring its epic story back home to you. Read more

Nathan Cullen calls Canada's so-called 'world class' marine safety 'a cruel joke'

Some feared yesterday's Russian ship would drift towards disaster.

Canada's new national anthem debuts in San Francisco [VIDEO]

Le Droit’s Guy Badeaux, The Montreal Gazette’s Terry Mosher, and former Province cartoonist Dan Murphy at Satire Fest, where Canada's new anthem received critical acclaim.

The Interplay Project explores unique multidisciplinary collaboration

Creativity reigns in multidisciplinary collaboration.

Russian ship crisis near Haida Gwaii raises big questions about oil and LNG tankers

Haida citizen Valine Crist asks: if B.C. can't respond quickly to the Russian ship, what would it do in the event of an oil or LNG tanker spill?

Kinder Morgan questions how much B.C. First Nation still eats fish

NEB hearings underway to hear Aboriginal oral evidence into Kinder Morgan's proposed oil pipeline, that would cross dozens of rivers sacred to First Nations.

Province scrambling to put together response team for Haida Gwaii, says Vancouver-West End MLA

With the Simushir still without power and drifting closer to the coast of Haida Gwaii, the Ministry of Environment is looking for alternate methods to provide assistance.

BC man’s death marks first enterovirus-linked fatality in Canada

A young BC man dies after contracting Enterovirus D68, marking the first Canadian fatality from the illness, BCCDC confirms.