Gemma Karstens-Smith

Award-winning author Richard Wagamese dies at age 61

An acclaimed indigenous writer is being remembered not only for his work that reflected on the legacy of the residential school system, but for his generous and loving spirit. Family members confirm...

B.C., Ottawa sign health agreement worth $1.4 billion, $65 million for overdoses

Money from Ottawa to fight an ongoing overdose crisis helped sway British Columbia into signing a new 10-year, $1.4 billion health funding deal, says the province's health minister. Terry Lake stood...

Details, timeline for changes to B.C. foreign homebuyers tax unclear

A man who lost thousands of dollars when British Columbia introduced a tax on foreigners buying homes says tweaks to the policy are a good step forward but the harm has already been done to his...

Drugs, needles seized from unqualified cosmetic surgeon: B.C. regulators

Health regulators in British Columbia say at least three people suffered infections after receiving cosmetic procedures, including eye lifts and Botox injections, from a woman who is not licensed as...

Ottawa gives conditional approval to giant LNG project for B.C. coast

The federal government gave conditional approval Tuesday to the massive Pacific NorthWest LNG project planned for British Columbia's northwest coast. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Natural...

Vancouver expo shows breadth, growth of Canadian marijuana industry

A two day marijuana exhibition in Vancouver is giving people an idea of just how large and varied Canada's cannabis industry has become — and where it could grow next. More than 100 businesses set up...

Dynamic U.S. presidential election fuelling novelty bets in B.C., Manitoba

U.S. election bets have become the highest earner on the B.C. Lottery Corp. website's novelty betting category, surpassing the Oscars.

Provincial crews called in to help battle wildfire near Delta, B.C.

 A fire burning in a suburban Vancouver conservation area has jumped the highway, forcing roads to close and businesses to be evacuated. The blaze in Burns Bog was first reported around 11:40 a....
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