The Canadian Press

B.C. ups homeowner grant by a third as property assessment values skyrocket

Relief is on the way for homeowners in British Columbia facing a jump in property taxes thanks to soaring home values. B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the threshold to take part in the...

Increase coming for homeowner grants in B.C.: finance minister

British Columbia's finance minister says the threshold to claim homeowner grants will be raised to help the tax burden on those whose property values have soared. Mike de Jong wouldn't say what the...

City officials say Vancouver is ready for another round of icy temperatures

Vancouver bylaw officers have issued 9,000 warnings and a few hundred tickets to city residents and businesses who failed scrape snow and ice from their walkways. The announcement comes as another...

Apology accepted: John Furlong to speak again at University of B.C. fundraiser

Former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong will be back at the podium for a University of British Columbia fundraising event after the abrupt cancellation of his speech and subsequent apology from the...

NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming

As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean. The government...

Democracy Watch takes B.C. conflict case to court

British Columbia's Supreme Court will be asked to hear a case Thursday that seeks to set aside two rulings made by the conflict of interest commissioner involving Premier Christy Clark. Democracy...

Home sales in Vancouver dropped 5.6 per cent last year, real estate board says

Home sales in Metro Vancouver dropped by 5.6 per cent in 2016, the city's real estate board said Wednesday, wrapping up a tumultuous year in one of the country's most watched housing markets. The...

Oldest known member of southern B.C. killer whale pod believed dead

Researchers say they suspect one of the oldest killer whales in the West Coast’s southern resident population has died. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says...

Dangerous conditions prevent resumption of search for missing B.C. snowshoers

Rescue teams on Vancouver's North Shore are on standby, hoping a break in the weather and a reduced avalanche risk will allow them to resume a search for two snowshoers. The search was suspended...

B.C.'s LNG minister predicts northern coast LNG decision by mid-2017

British Columbia's minister of natural gas development is offering an optimistic prediction about the future of the proposed $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project on B.C.'s northern coast. Rich...