B.C. climate report says hike carbon tax, extend reduction targets to 2050

Climate leadership team concluded the province will fail to meet its 2020 targets and recommends focusing emission-reduction targets for 2030 and 2050.
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B.C., Alaska sign cross-border mining collaboration pact

Threat of mining disasters like Mount Polley prompts British Columbia has prompted the province and Alaska to sign an environmental protection pact.

Refugee in youth detention sues B.C. government for alleged solitary confinement

Refugee's lawyer said client's "unacceptable" punishment was meted out after the young man assaulted a staff worker.

B.C. slammed over announcing $1.5B Site C deal while project's future uncertain

$9 billion dam will be the third on the Peace River in northeastern B.C., creating a 83-kilometre-long reservoir and enough power for 450,000 homes.

Ottawa sues UBC, former dentistry faculty member over alleged misuse of funds

Statement of claim alleges that UBC overbilled Health Canada by $3.3 million and that Dr. Christopher Zed hid $5.1 million in spending from the university.

Cargo ship loses propulsion off Haida Gwaii; tugs, coast guard ship en route

MV North Star was sailing from Anchorage, Alaska to Tacoma, Wash., when it lost propulsion after suffering an "electrical issue."

Overdose deaths could be reduced if more B.C. doctors used database: report

Just 30 per cent of B.C. doctors are enrolled in the PharmaNet program, which lets them track if patients are abusing opioids by getting prescriptions elsewhere, warn experts.

UBC in damage control mode after failing sexual assault complainants: alumna

Former and current students said the university lacks a clear policy for handling sexual assault reports and it took a year and a half to act on six complaints about a PhD student.

B.C.'s defence in Ivan Henry's wrongful-imprisonment case 'embarrassing': lawyer

Henry has sued the province, the federal government and the City of Vancouver after his acquittal on 10 counts of sexual assault in 2010.

UBC response makes 'mockery' of gravity of sexual assault: women's group

University's process for reporting instances of alleged sexual assault and harassment slammed by students as broken, dysfunctional, and sexist.

Calgary man says giant wave knocked over Tofino whale-watching boat

Dwayne Mazereeuw and his wife survived the ordeal by clutching a life ring for anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour in the frigid waters before being rescued.