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NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe takes voters' questions on Reddit

NPA Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe responded to voters' queries at an "ask me anything" event on Reddit today.  LaPointe fielded questions on everything from safe injection sites and drug...

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to host telephone town hall

Tonight, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson will be hosting a telephone town hall, answering callers' questions. He said he'll be talking about issues relating to affordability and announcing a...

BC's lumber industry celebrates 40 years in Japan

Delegates from British Columbia's 2014 Forestry Asia Trade Mission helped celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Canada Wood Office and the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) establishing a...

The Ebola virus: BC Province issues preparedness statement

VICTORIA - Health Minister Terry Lake issued the following statement on the health-care system's preparation for the low likelihood of a case of Ebola in B.C.: "The risk remains very low. But...

Man steals purse, then taxi cab in Yaletown, makes getaway to Fairview

A 25-year-old man who had barricaded himelf in an apartment on West 12th Avenue near Ash Street has been taken into custody.  At about 9:30 last night, the man allegedly robbed a woman...
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Small, "self-effacing" library near Beijing wins big Canadian architecture prize

The Liyuan Library, located about 90 minutes from Beijing, China, has taken home the inaugural 2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The modest, simple building, which only has a...

RCMP respond to Tahltan mining protest in Sacred Headwaters

Aboriginal opposition heating up over copper and gold mining in northwest B.C.

Earthquake early-alert systems installed at 50 B.C. schools

In preparation for "the big one", a new earthquake early-warning system created by UBC engineers senses earthquakes before the ground starts shaking and triggers an alarm that could give people time...

These are the celebrities who have visited Alberta’s tar sands

The buzz has already spread like wildfire. The Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio was in Fort McMurray researching for a documentary about the oil sands and climate change. He’s met with...