British Columbia

B.C. to change human rights code to protect transgendered people

Justice Minister Suzanne Anton says the code will be changed to include "gender identity or expression" among the protected grounds its covers.

Illegal venomous snakes found in mail Canada Post distribution centre in B.C.

Three mountain pit vipers were inside a package destined for Manitoba.

Crews stand down in bog fire outside Vancouver, cause still being investigated

Delta Fire says the fire in Burns Bog is fully contained.

Blankets, not hoses, help some B.C. firefighters make unusual rescue

A bald eagle is recovering in B.C.’s North Okanagan region after four firefighters stepped up to save it.

Heavy rains cause floods in northeastern B.C., damaging rail lines, bridges

Flooding has forced some residents out of their homes while leaving thousands of others in the dark as heavy rain washed out major roads and bridges, and damaged powerlines in northeastern British...

Charges laid against former B.C. employee in email deletion case

Charges of wilfully making false statements to mislead or attempting to mislead British Columbia’s privacy commissioner have been laid against a former provincial government employee. A...

Premier Clark announces completion of Great Bear Rainforest agreements this morning

Today, the B.C. government joined Indigenous leaders and representatives from environmental groups and the timber industry to announce the finalization of a 19-year effort to protect the Great Bear...
WesPac, Fraser River, British Columbia

B.C. wants feds to stay out of environmental assessment for Fraser River LNG project

'This is all going to impact one of the world's greatest salmon rivers in probably its most sensitive part,' says MP and fisheries and oceans critic Fin Donnelly.
English Bay oil spill, Tories, Harper government

Political leadership nowhere to be found in B.C.

A funny thing happened on April Fools' Day in West Vancouver at Gleneagles Golf Club. There was, you see, a protest with over 300 people, a full house and then some. The funny thing was that no...
Nicola Valley, Bio Solid Dumping, Sewage waste, Friends of Nicola Valley

First Nation supporters occupy premier's Kelowna office, demand end to sewage dumping

"It's a real bad smell. A stench [...] you wouldn't want to be near it," Lower Nicola Chief Aaron Sam said, of the biosolid dump site he said jeopardizes food sources for the people of the Nicola...