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BC Day long weekend offers excellent opportunity to visit local provincial parks
With an upcoming sun-kissed weekend reaching highs of 30 degrees, it's a perfect time to spend the BC Day long-weekend outdoors. Whether hiking, camping, or having a family picnic, there are...
Aug 3rd, 2012
Top 8 Vancouver Day Trips: Chilliwack Artisan Tour
Chilliwack Artisan Tour offers a unique view of beautiful British Columbia to vacationers and travellers.
Feb 15th, 2012
Enbridge Northern Gateway oil tanker route approved
Transport Canada issued a review today approving the supertanker route for the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline. The review stated that oil tankers can safely access a...
Feb 23rd, 2012
Oilsands pipeline risks explained in "BC's Huge Gamble" film
"BC's Huge Gamble" sheds light on just what British Columbians will sacrifice if the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline is approved.
Feb 17th, 2012
Vancouver writer and former revolutionary Carmen Aguirre wins CBC Canada Reads prize
Acclaimed Vancouver playwright – and former Chilean revolutionary – Carmen Aguirre was awarded the CBC Canada Reads prize, only a week after being called a “terrorist" for her book, Something Fierce.
David P. Ball
Feb 9th, 2012
Vancouver airport improvement fee rises to $20
The airport improvement fee at YVR will increase to $20 starting in May, authorities say.
Jan 26th, 2012
How to own an affordable house in Vancouver
Real estate prices in Vancouver are sky-high, but that doesn't mean home ownership is out of reach. With some creativity, people can own a home without going to the suburbs.
Jan 24th, 2012
Oil pipeline update: Gitxsan chiefs overturn Enbridge deal, still divided on Treaty Society
Gitxsan Treaty office announces consensus to quash a controversial Enbridge deal, but hereditary chief Norman Stephens says recent meetings on the issue weren’t inclusive.
Jan 19th, 2012
Enbridge oil pipeline project an affront to Canadians
People rallying against the proposed oil pipeline through Northern B.C. aren't foreign environmentalists -- they are average thinking Canadians, says a Northern B.C. resident.
Jan 16th, 2012
Snow in Vancouver: photos
It was a cold but beautiful snow day in Vancouver, when winter decided to finally pay the city a visit. Even a thin layer of snow can cause disarray here, so main streets and busy sidewalks were...
Jan 17th, 2012