Dirk Meissner

Prince William and Kate in a war canoe

War canoe takes Prince William and Kate to Haida Gwaii as royal tour winds down

Prince William and Kate arrived at a small village off the coast of B.C. on Friday in a replica 15-metre Haida war canoe, ferried to the remote island by paddlers wearing T-shirts opposing liquefied...

Royals urged by First Nations to push governments for reconciliation

First Nations leaders have urged the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to encourage the British Columbia and federal governments to take their issues seriously, marking the second straight day of the...
Carol Bellringer, BC Auditor General

B.C. auditor targets include Site C, BC Hydro, grizzly-bear management

British Columbia's auditor general says she's putting controversial government issues such as the Site C dam and environmental impacts of natural gas development under her audit microscope over the...

Amnesty International calls for halt to Site C, dam threatens indigenous rights

Amnesty International is calling for a stop work order on British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C hydroelectric dam, saying the mega project on the Peace River threatens the human...
Parrots at the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs, BC

B.C. parrot refuge set to close Aug. 1, hundreds of birds in need of homes

Hundreds of parrots living at a Vancouver Island sanctuary need new homes as an Aug. 1 deadline approaches for the closure of the World Parrot Refuge. Between 450 and 500 parrots, including macaws,...
Elder Elmor George and Premier Christy Clark,

Clark seeks to bring home B.C. aboriginal remains, sacred belongings, artwork

Aboriginal artwork, regalia and ancestral remains taken over centuries from British Columbia First Nations and placed in museums, universities and private collections must come home, Premier Christy...
Harriette Cunningham and Tru Wilson at the BC legislature

Transgender girls at B.C. legislature to back human rights code bill

Two transgender girls who have fought discrimination and bullying say a bill to include gender identity and expression in British Columbia's Human Rights Code will make the province a more inclusive...

Victoria's homeless campers prepare to take on government in court battle

Homeless campers living on the grounds of Victoria’s courthouse say British Columbia’s government should take the blame for the shanty−town conditions that have neighbours complaining about the...
Mount Polley Mine disaster, Quesnel Lake, imperial metals, Tailings pond

Quesnel Lake future still cloudy after Mount Polley mine disaster: report

A lake in British Columbia likely survived a major pollution disaster when a tailings pond at the Mount Polley mine collapsed last summer, but it needs constant monitoring to track any long-term...