British Columbia

Nineteen year battle over Great Bear Rainforest on brink of peace as momentous deadline approaches

In those early meetings, anger and tension blocked every attempt at progress. But over 19 years, enemies joined forces to try and save B.C.'s greatest natural treasure.
Photo of tree tree pest killing forests

Climate change devouring forest at alarming rate

A forest pest is doubling in size each year, expanding beyond its historic range and threatening to spread across the vast boreal forest, but it’s not the British Columbia mountain pine beetle.
Red Deer Creek fire, 2014.

Scorching summer temperatures not necessarily linked to climate change: expert

The heat in BC has led to 11 wildfires, but it's not abnormal weather, says an expert.

Kinder Morgan sued by Coldwater Indian Band for "illegally operating pipeline"

Chief Harold Aljam of the Coldwater Indian Band takes Kinder Morgan to court for operating the Trans Mountain pipeline with an allegedly defunct permit.

My picks for the first few days at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Gold is a German western set in B.C. and one of my picks

Mountain biking and hiking on a summer alpine adventure

In the middle of nowhere, a small version of Whistler minus the crowds.

British Columbia: Second-highest proportion of foreign-born in Canada

Photo: Vanessa Miyasaka British Columbia is the second Canadian province with the largest foreign-born population, according to data released this week by Statistics Canada based on the National...

Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island

Heartwood is a new documentary by Vancouver-based filmmaker Daniel J. Pierce about the growing forestry movement on Cortes Island.

Vancouver Writers Festival to honour poet Patrick Lane

“A poet’s job is always to pay attention,” says Lane, “close, careful attention, using words like objects, structures on a page that change us inside emotionally.”