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Climate change devouring forest at alarming rate
A forest pest is doubling in size each year, expanding beyond its historic range and threatening to spread across the vast boreal forest, but it’s not the British Columbia mountain pine beetle.
Aug 27th, 2014
Scorching summer temperatures not necessarily linked to climate change: expert
The heat in BC has led to 11 wildfires, but it's not abnormal weather, says an expert.
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Jul 15th, 2014
Kinder Morgan sued by Coldwater Indian Band for "illegally operating pipeline"
Chief Harold Aljam of the Coldwater Indian Band takes Kinder Morgan to court for operating the Trans Mountain pipeline with an allegedly defunct permit.
Oct 30th, 2013
My picks for the first few days at the Vancouver International Film Festival
Gold is a German western set in B.C. and one of my picks
Sep 25th, 2013
Mountain biking and hiking on a summer alpine adventure
In the middle of nowhere, a small version of Whistler minus the crowds.
Aug 11th, 2013
British Columbia: Second-highest proportion of foreign-born in Canada
Photo: Vanessa Miyasaka British Columbia is the second Canadian province with the largest foreign-born population, according to data released this week by Statistics Canada based on the National...
May 8th, 2013
The locals' guide to Kensington-Cedar Cottage & Little Saigon
Going big in Little Saigon.
May 2nd, 2013
Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island
Heartwood is a new documentary by Vancouver-based filmmaker Daniel J. Pierce about the growing forestry movement on Cortes Island.
Daniel J. Pierce
Jan 27th, 2013
Vancouver Writers Festival to honour poet Patrick Lane
“A poet’s job is always to pay attention,” says Lane, “close, careful attention, using words like objects, structures on a page that change us inside emotionally.”
Oct 17th, 2012
"Unusual levels of uncertainty" dog Canadian economy
Hmm, manageable challenges. I’ll ask my Irish friends about that.
Oct 16th, 2012