The Canadian Press

Site C dam protesters outside BC Hydro head office

BC Hydro going to court to evict Site C dam protesters from outside head office

The utility company filed a notice of civil claim and an application for an injunction in B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday, alleging protesters opposed to the company's Site C dam project are trespassing...
Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks to the Vancouver Board of Trade.

Finance Minister talks First Nations investment during Vancouver visit

In a speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Wednesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau repeatedly used the term "completely unacceptable" to describe the prevalence of unclean drinking water...

Kelowna city council floats ideas to nix image of 'lake monster' Ogopogo

Ogopogo could get the heave-ho if councillors in Kelowna, B.C., decide to ditch images of the mythical lake monster from its parade float. A proposal for the city's new float stresses outdoor...

Chess players offered new play place in Vancouver-area mall stalement

Park Royal Shopping Centre manager Karen Donald says players have been offered a new space to be installed on the mall's second floor. Donald says in a statement that she's glad a long-standing...

B.C. woman's defamatory Facebook posts 'completely false and unjustified': judge

A British Columbia woman has been ordered to pay more than $65,000 after making unfounded accusations over Facebook suggesting her neighbour was a pedophile who set up mirrors and cameras in his...
Vancouver's 4-20 event, April 20, 2016

Drug haze gone, garbage remains, but Vancouver's 4-20 pot event trouble-free

Several shoulder-high mounds of black garbage bags on Vancouver's Sunset Beach were all that remained Thursday morning after the city's annual 4-20 cannabis rally. A crowd estimated by police at...

Race to develop marijuana breathalyzers before Canada legalizes drug

Companies developing breathalyzers to detect THC among suspected cannabis-impaired drivers appear to be entering a crowded field as Canada prepares to legalize marijuana. Health Minister Jane...

Pot culture crash? Marijuana legalization in Canada may extinguish drug cachet

Experts say stoner subculture will likely take a hit with the incoming legalization of marijuana in Canada because as the cause vanishes, so will celebration of the drug. The federal government...
Green sea turtle rescued from British Columbia's frigid ocean

Endangered green sea turtle found on B.C. beach heading back to California

A green sea turtle rescued from British Columbia's frigid ocean this winter is on his way back to warmer waters. The turtle, dubbed Comber by Vancouver Aquarium staff, was found on a remote beach on...
Wildfire near Oliver, B.C. in August 2015

Early heat wave in B.C., has Wildfire Service hoping for signs of wet June

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — As much of the British Columbia Interior prepares for several days of summer-like temperatures, the provincial wildfire service is taking a longer view. Environment Canada forecasts...