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Camp 'checkpoint' in the Bulkley Valley; Freda Huson

Unist'ot'en pipeline opponents rally in Vancouver

Downtown rally planned for Interior pipeline blockade.

Activists hang off Portland bridge to protest Arctic drilling

"The inspiring action underway to block Shell from drilling in the Arctic gives me hope and strength as an activist and Indigenous person,” said Vancouver's Audrey Siegl.
US dentist Walter Palmer and Anaheim Mighty Duck Clayton Stoner with trophies.

Trophy hunting: If you can't win one, you can shoot one

Trophy hunting's not just for dentists. NHL players Clayton Stoner and former Vancouver Canuck David Booth are part of the killing spree.
Dog blends into the brown grass at a Vancouver park July 2015

SURVEY SAYS: Most of us are battling the water hog reputation

There is a strong appetite across the province to implement larger fines for people who decide to ignore the water restrictions — Mario Canseco
Mayor DJs the VisionPride kick-off at Celebrities. Photo: Twitter/@StepanVdovine

Transgender rights issue flying high during this year's Vancouver Pride Week

Pride Week is underway, including an unsanctioned protest, comedy fest, parade and substance-free party.
The Atco "construction village" in Kitimat's LNG development zone houses 1,500 w

Premier Clark's claims of thousands of LNG jobs 'grossly overstated' — CCPA report

Majority of LNG-based jobs will be short-term construction positions, says CCPA senior economist.
RCMP access request denied by Freda Huson

Conflict escalates as LNG pushes Unist'ot'en for land access

'We're blocking pipelines; we're not blocking everyone,' says Unist’ot’en Camp spokesperson Freda Huson.
A recent protest at the Peace River site of BC Hydro's massive proposed dam.

Peace Valley leaders arrive in Vancouver to fight Site C dam project

The project will flood the last pristine stretch of the Peace Valley and a way of life, say leaders.
Cartoon by Rob Cottingham

How to thrive in a Vancouver drought

Locals who have the good sense to use their grey water or captured rain water to keep their gardens green and lush may have to post a sign explaining their environmentally savvy system to watering...
Fishing photo by Heath Alseike/Creative Commons

Province clamps down on recreational fishing due to suffering fish stocks

Increased water temperatures and low water levels has moved the B.C. government to ban angling in many areas of the province.