Geordon Omand

Geordon Omand is a journalist with The Canadian Press.

Governments must do more to protect B.C. grizzlies, ban trophy hunt: report

A loss of habitat, decline in food sources and an annual, government-sanctioned trophy hunt is threatening the long-term survival of British Columbia's grizzly bear population, says a new report. The...

Noisy protest, heated arguments as Trump Tower opens in Vancouver

People carrying anti-Trump signs took part in a raucous demonstration to the sound of reggae music outside the grand opening of the Trump Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday. Some protesters carried signs...

Compromise proposed in dispute over police presence in Vancouver Pride Parade

VANCOUVER — Organizers behind Vancouver's Pride Parade have countered demands that police be banned from marching in the city's annual event by suggesting that officers show up in fewer numbers and...

Petition pushes back against move to exclude police from Vancouver Pride Parade

A campaign to exclude police from Vancouver's Pride Parade is experiencing pushback from a group that says not allowing officers to take part risks undermining the positive relationship between the...

B.C. fishing industry upset over pending announcement of marine protection area

The federal government's decision to ban all fishing in some marine protected areas off Canada's west coast threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of Canadians and ignores years of discussions with...

Accused Tamil human smuggler gets bail while awaiting new trial in Vancouver

A Sri Lankan man accused of bringing hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers into Canada illegally has been granted bail after more than six years in jail. A B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled on Thursday that...

Premier in conflict of interest over Trans Mountain pipeline approval: petition

A decision by the government of British Columbia to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline is "tainted" because of a conflict of interest that saw the premier and her political party receive more than $...

Canadian universities pull ads from racist news outlet in United States

Two Canadian universities are among the organizations that have removed advertisements from an ultra-conservative news website formerly headed by a top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump. ...

Refugee seeker turned reluctant captain of Tamil migrant ship not guilty: lawyer

The captain of a vessel that arrived on British Columbia's shores carrying hundreds of Tamil migrants did not break the law because he was acting on humanitarian grounds by helping his fellow asylum...

Prescription opioid use grew in B.C. ahead of overdose crisis: study

The number of people using prescription opioids long-term in British Columbia was growing at a "silent but steady" rate for years before the current overdose crisis erupted, a new study has found....