The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan, B.C., toughen deposit requirements for cleanup of oil and gas wells

Companies buying energy assets in Saskatchewan and British Columbia are facing higher deposit costs for environmental remediation after a precedent-setting court case in Alberta that dealt with...

B.C. numbers show drops in foreign property buyers since targeted tax

Property purchase data released today by British Columbia's Finance Ministry indicates a stampede by prospective foreign buyers to avoid paying a 15 per cent tax in the days before the Aug. 2...

Vacation over for pair of grizzlies caught on remote island in B.C.

A nearly week-long holiday of swimming and munching on berries has come to an end for two grizzly bears that have been caught on a tiny island just off the north-east tip of Vancouver Island. Village...

Advocacy group calls for body cameras after police-dog mauls bystander

A legal advocacy group in British Columbia is demanding that dog handlers with the Vancouver Police Department wear body cameras after a bystander was mauled earlier this week. Doug King of Pivot...

Lawsuit seeks class action to halt B.C.'s 15 per cent tax on foreign purchasers

Foreign home buyers forced to pay a new levy imposed by the British Columbia government are fighting for their money back and to have the fee declared invalid through a proposed class-action lawsuit...
BC Premier Christy Clark

B.C., Washington state tout tech ties as politicians ready for re-election bids

The heads of British Columbia and Washington state say investing in an innovation corridor between the two jurisdictions will bolster state-of-the-art research efforts, which they predict will one...
Proposed Sarita Bay LNG site

Alberta gas producer joins forces with B.C. LNG export project developer

A northwestern Alberta natural gas producer dismayed by Canada's "grossly oversupplied" gas market is investing in a company that has vowed to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal on...
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch

Sprinklers at Vancouver's library go off after shooting of 'Supergirl' TV series

Supergirl may be able to use her superpowers to solve problems on TV, but it was the show's crew and Vancouver firefighters who jumped into action when fire sprinklers went off at the city's main...

Quarterly report shows hot real estate market lifts B.C. budget into billions

British Columbia's sizzling real estate market helped to lift the provincial budget surplus to a expected $1.9 billion, more than $1.6 billion over the original estimate in February. Finance Minister...

Complicated, dangerous rescue frees young humpback on B.C.'s central coast

A young humpback whale is gouged and covered with bloody abrasions, but is expected to survive being snared in parts of unused marine equipment on British Columbia's central coast. Department of...