The Canadian Press

Divers provide clearer idea of damage to sunken tug on B.C.'s central coast

A report says two tanks containing oil or contaminants from a submerged tug west of Bella Bella, off British Columbia's central coast, were either torn open or severely damaged when the vessel ran...

Drug death toll reaches new peak in B.C. with 555 deaths in nine months

More people in British Columbia have died in the first nine months of this year from illicit drug overdoses compared with all of last year and despite the declaration of a public health emergency....

B.C. MP Peter Julian quits as NDP House leader to explore leadership bid

British Columbia MP Peter Julian is stepping down as NDP House leader to explore the idea of running for the leadership of his party. "That will mean lots of conversations — hundreds of conversations...

Race to drain diesel fuel from sunken tug underway off B.C. coast

Salvage crews have begun the process of removing thousands of litres of diesel from a sunken 30-metre tug off British Columbia's central coast. Divers began the operation late Monday afternoon by...

Chinese real estate billionaire says customers troubled by Vancouver tax

A Chinese real estate billionaire looking to invest in Canada says his customers are troubled by British Columbia's tax on foreigners purchasing homes in Vancouver. Frank Wu, the chairman of Central...

Efforts to pump fuel from sunken tug on B.C. central coast due to begin

Efforts to remove thousands of litres of diesel fuel from a sunken tug are expected to begin on British Columbia's central coast near the Great Bear Rainforest. The process, called "hot tapping" is...

Sunken tug leaking diesel fuel near B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest

A tug boat that ran aground and sank near British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest is leaking diesel fuel, which the coast guard says is expected to dissipate. The coast guard says the 30-metre...

Victoria top city for women in Canada, while Windsor, Ont., places last: report

A new study ranks Victoria as the best city to be a woman in Canada, while Windsor, Ont., rated last of the country's 25 largest metropolitan areas. The study by Canadian Centre for Policy...

Three-year-old boy dies after eating poisonous mushroom during family outing

A three-year-old boy who had been picking wild mushrooms with his family in Victoria has died after eating a poisonous mushroom, the local health authority said Wednesday. Dr. Richard Stanwick,...

Vancouver home prices may have seen 'final hurrah,' Royal LePage says

Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper says house prices in Greater Vancouver grew 30.6 per cent year-over-year in the third quarter of the year, marking what may have been the real estate market's "final...