Dirk Meissner

B.C. government reviews homeowner grants amid rising property assessments

Homeowners across parts of southern British Columbia have received big increases in the assessed value of their homes, prompting the government to review who qualifies for a grant that helps reduce...
Bernard Richard

Former New Brunswick youth advocate, politician, picked as B.C.'s new child rep

A former New Brunswick politician and the province's first child advocate is British Columbia's acting representative for children and youth and is slated to assume the post full-time by early next...

Sunken B.C. tug's tanks now pumped out, thousands of litres of fuel not recovered

More than 90,000 litres of diesel have yet to be accounted for after a group overseeing cleanup of a spill from a submerged tug on British Columbia's central coast said the tanks aboard the Nathan E...
The W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River

Oil and gas downturns in B.C. and Alberta ease Site C labour force concerns

Alberta's loss is British Columbia's gain as fears of labour shortages for the construction of the massive Site C dam evaporate amid a slump in the oil and gas industry, says a new report released...
Prince William and Kate in a war canoe

War canoe takes Prince William and Kate to Haida Gwaii as royal tour winds down

Prince William and Kate arrived at a small village off the coast of B.C. on Friday in a replica 15-metre Haida war canoe, ferried to the remote island by paddlers wearing T-shirts opposing liquefied...

Royals urged by First Nations to push governments for reconciliation

First Nations leaders have urged the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to encourage the British Columbia and federal governments to take their issues seriously, marking the second straight day of the...
Carol Bellringer, BC Auditor General

B.C. auditor targets include Site C, BC Hydro, grizzly-bear management

British Columbia's auditor general says she's putting controversial government issues such as the Site C dam and environmental impacts of natural gas development under her audit microscope over the...

Amnesty International calls for halt to Site C, dam threatens indigenous rights

Amnesty International is calling for a stop work order on British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C hydroelectric dam, saying the mega project on the Peace River threatens the human...
Parrots at the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs, BC

B.C. parrot refuge set to close Aug. 1, hundreds of birds in need of homes

Hundreds of parrots living at a Vancouver Island sanctuary need new homes as an Aug. 1 deadline approaches for the closure of the World Parrot Refuge. Between 450 and 500 parrots, including macaws,...
Elder Elmor George and Premier Christy Clark,

Clark seeks to bring home B.C. aboriginal remains, sacred belongings, artwork

Aboriginal artwork, regalia and ancestral remains taken over centuries from British Columbia First Nations and placed in museums, universities and private collections must come home, Premier Christy...
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