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"Burnaby Mountain Caretakers" lock themselves to Supreme Court entrance

"Burnaby Mountain Caretakers" lock themselves to Supreme Court entrance

The action was taken to draw attention "to the role of the courts in ongoing colonial occupation of Indigenous territory on Burnaby Mountain and across the country."
Imperial Metals Injunction Granted Against Tl’abānot’in Elders

Imperial Metals Injunction Granted Against Tl’abānot’in Elders

“We knew that the courts rule in favor of corporate interests," says Tl’abānot’in Elder

BREAKING: Many Burnaby Mountain arrests may have been illegitimate, says BCCLA

A new application to expand the zone from which protesters are prohibited by court order on Burnaby Mountain suggests that many of the nearly 90 arrests made by the RCMP over the past week, and civil...

Police involved shooting in East Vancouver leads to fatality

 A 51-year-old man shot by police in East Vancouver earlier this evening has now died, police say. Shortly before 5:00 p.m., police say they received 9-1-1 calls regarding a distraught man...
BikeMaps aims to improve cyclist safety

BikeMaps aims to improve cyclist safety

“With only 30 to 40 percent of cycling crash data captured by traditional data sources, BikeMaps represents an important effort to fill data and information gaps,” said Nelson.
What's on at the Vancouver Aquarium Nov. 22 – Nov. 28

What's on at the Vancouver Aquarium Nov. 22 – Nov. 28

Ocean Wise Month Contest                             ...
Screenshot from Silence of the Labs

CBC documentary Silence of the Labs screening

"This is an important film that provides a balanced look at the unprecedented shift in federal funding for public science in Canada," says Aqsa Malik.
Photo of a baby seal at Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre by kcxd

Aquarium Rescue Centre releasing seal pups equipped with satellite tags

The transmitters will provide data about travel patterns and progress of the seals following their release to the Vancouver Aquarium’s veterinary and research teams.
Canada’s Grandest Rainforest at Risk. Photo by TJ Watt

Canada’s grandest old-growth rainforest at risk from logging, survey tape discovered

One of Canada’s most iconic rainforests is under threat as signs of logging have been discovered in the heart of the Upper Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island.
Fossil Fuel Divest Rally via Flicker commons

"It is wrong for UBC to continue to profit from its investments in fossil fuel companies," faculty says

"We are inspired by our students, who voted overwhelmingly in favour of divestment earlier this year," said UBC professor.