The Canadian Press

Heat wave forces burning ban, fishing closures as B.C. copes with drought

 A relentless heat wave and the soaring risk of more wildfires across British Columbia have forced the government to take extraordinary steps to impose a total ban on open burning, preserve...

Annual Order of Canada honours long list of actors, authors, electronic pioneer

OTTAWA — The man who helped create the BlackBerry, the female CEOs of two provincial public broadcasters, a noted First Nations actor and a former Olympic medallist are among the Canadians being...
Cannabis Day on Canada Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Four arrested after annual Cannabis Day protest turns violent

The organizer of an annual marijuana protest in downtown Vancouver is blaming the city for an outbreak of violence that led to several protesters being arrested on Canada Day. Longtime pot activist...
Measuring out marijuana for sale. Canadian Press photo

Other cities will follow Vancouver's lead on marijuana: councillor

Feds' mishandling of the medical marijuana issue created a vacuum that caused pot shops to pop up, says Kerry Jang.
The city has banned pot cookies and other edibles from stores.

City's top doctor defends ban on pot cookies and more from stores

Vancouver city council voted Wednesday to ban edible pot products from stores, sparking criticism that the move violates a recent Supreme Court decision.
BC pipeline, Kinder Morgan, National Energy Board

Environment lawyers challenge B.C.'s Kinder Morgan pipeline conditions

Lawyers from Ecojustice say the province has signed away its responsibility to assess the impacts of the proposed expansion project by harmonizing the approval process with the NEB,
David Pickton, Robert Pickton, serial-murder investigation

Woman assaulted by David Pickton broke down after his brother's murder arrest

"I believed David Pickton had chopped up people and put them in his yard. I believed they were women who weren't as lucky as me," says the woman.
data, housing, real estate, #donthave1million, foreign investment, homes, Vancou

Uproar over city's affordability crisis highlights lack of foreign ownership data

Mayor Greg Robertson recently asked B.C. Premier Christy Clark to introduce a speculation tax on people who flip homes and on luxury properties — a suggestion that Clark shot down.
Furlong, Olympics, court case, Laura Robinson

Journalist knew of Furlong accuser's conflicting abuse compensation claim

Furlong's lawyer John Hunter accuses Robinson in cross-examination of being eager to see the allegations published.