British Columbia

What To Expect When You're Expecting: BC Hydro's tips on how to prepare for a power outage

Vancouver's wintry weather might be slowing down commutes, but, according to BC Hydro press release, there might be a bigger problem to worry about: a blackout, like in Richmond on Wednesday...

Family skiing in B.C.: the snow-capped Grouse Mountain

Skiing as a beginner on the Grouse is a thrilling experience.

Salmon, economy and oil: Smithers mayor explains opposition to Enbridge pipeline

Smithers mayor explains why, despite job promises, the community remains opposed to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline.

A mill owner's view on creating a climate for better forest management in B.C.

Switzerland's logging industry provides up to 11 jobs per thousand cubic meters of timber. That's 10 times the number of jobs created by logging in B.C., a Cortes Island mill owner says.

Premier Clark says B.C.'s coast belongs to Alberta (and all of Canada), not just B.C.

BC Premier Christy Clark said the west coast "doesn't just belong to British Columbia", but some British Columbians disagree.

Chef Paul Cecconi of Local Lounge-Grille named Vancouver's 2011 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion

The most inventive and delicious sustainable seafood chowder as determined by a panel of judges, and crowned Vancouver Aquarium’s fourth annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown Champion on...

Peter Mansbridge and Monika Deol entertain and inspire at sold-out BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala

In chic fashion at the BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala, 1.5 million dollars was raised for the BC Cancer Agency's Personalized Medicine Project to focus on Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and some...

Twenty million tons of Japanese tsunami debris expected to hit B.C. coast by 2014, scientists say

According to scientists at the University of Hawaii, upwards of 20 million tons tsunami debris from Japan could be heading towards British Columbia's coastlines by 2014. Large fields of debris from...

One in six head to jail for marijuana grow op crimes

A newly released study by the Justice Department has revealed only one in six convicted of marijuana grow-op crimes are sentenced with jail time The Canadian Press has the story: OTTAWA - Only about...

Historic deal signed, B.C. First Nations to have own health care system

A historic health care deal has been signed between B.C. First Nations, federal and provincial governments. The agreement will transfer responsibility to the First Nations Health Authority to develop...