The Canadian Press

Solar power lights school at off-the-grid Vancouver Island alternative bastion

The solar-power energy system that lights up False Bay School on Lasqueti Island passed a major test this fall when the tiny two-classroom building suddenly went dark. That was when Principal Reid...

Notley aims to sell pipeline in B.C. after federal approval sparks protests

Some observers say Alberta's premier will have a difficult job trying to convince British Columbians to support the Trans Mountain pipeline project between the provinces as she began a two-day visit...

Weather warnings issued as snow hits B.C.'s south coast and Vancouver Island

The first significant snowfall to hit the Vancouver region in more than two years is causing widespread transit delays and has prompted several school closures, including the shutdown of a university...

Vancouver to help homeowners become landlords in leadup to empty homes tax

Vancouver wants to make it easier for homeowners to become landlords ahead of an empty homes tax designed to put more properties on the rental market. The city is collaborating with LandlordBC, a...

B.C. plans to use 'fair share' pipeline money on environmental fund

Premier Christy Clark says British Columbia will create an environmental fund with money that it expects to receive as part of a deal to support Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion project. Clark said...

Fisheries investigation after second deadly whale entanglement in B.C. waters

A necropsy has been completed on the latest humpback whale to drown while trapped underwater by fish-farm equipment off the British Columbia coast. Fisheries experts say it could take much longer to...

Alberta's Notley to head to B.C. to sell merits of Trans Mountain pipeline

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she will head to British Columbia as early as next week to make the case for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Environment advocates, First Nations groups and...

Clark says Ottawa close to meeting B.C.'s five pipeline conditions

Premier Christy Clark says the federal government is close to meeting the B.C. government's five conditions for its approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Clark says her government is still working...

NDP promises to end trophy hunt for grizzly bears in B.C. if elected in May

British Columbia's New Democrats are promising to ban trophy hunting for grizzly bears in the province. But NDP Leader John Horgan stopped short of an outright prohibition on the hunt, saying the...

Tonnes of trash from Vancouver Island beaches avoids landfill: Living Oceans

An environmental group says it has recycled almost three quarters of the tonnes of garbage scavenged this year from the beaches of Vancouver Island's west coast. Living Oceans says just 11.2 tonnes...
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