Linda Givetash

Lawsuit claims publicly funded ads boosting B.C. Liberal Party ahead of election

Two Vancouver lawyers have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the British Columbia government and the governing Liberal party alleging misuse of taxpayer dollars for partisan advertising....

Adults exposed to alcohol before birth appear prone to health conditions: survey

Myles Himmelreich has struggled with significant joint pain since he was a teen, yet he didn't get a proper diagnosis of arthritis until he was in his mid-30s. His young age and the fact he is...

No cause of death yet for aquarium belugas, but facility to expand its exhibit

Vancouver aquarium officials say they still don't know what killed two beluga whales last year, but the facility is pushing ahead with plans to expand its beluga conservation program. Aquarium CEO...

B.C. First Nation celebrates return of artifacts, resilience of culture

A five-metre-wide painted wood screen and 37 hand-carved birds are among a collection of artwork returned to a First Nation after more than a century in the Royal B.C. Museum. Huu-ay-aht First...
Michelle Jansen

Treatment centre compliant with regulations, says report on overdose death

Three days after Brandon Jansen entered his 11th treatment centre for an addiction to the opioid fentanyl, he died partly because an antidote and therapeutic drug that could have stopped his cravings...

Researchers worried killer whale population will flatline with female deaths

The death of a single wild animal is not usually significant, but for an endangered species of killer whales the loss of a young female has some experts worried that the population may reach a point...
Kermode aka 'spirit bear'

Private lands within the Great Bear Rainforest donated for conservation

A vast tract of pristine waterfront within British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest has been donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, filling in part of a patchwork of conservation efforts in the...

Centre to honour residential school survivors breaks ground at UBC

Cindy Tom-Lindley says her grandmother had all her children taken to residential schools and the family had no choice but to comply with the federal government policy designed to assimilate...
Vancouver's Chinatown seen from Keefer and Carrall Streets

Vancouver's Chinatown grapples with growing pains of affordability, development

The transformation of Vancouver's Chinatown, fuelled by a changing population, crisis of affordability and ripe potential for new development, has left some locals calling it either a dying...
Christie Clark, The Canadian Press.

B.C. keeps freeze on carbon tax in new climate plan, won't adjust target dates

The B.C. government will not increase its carbon tax, rejecting a recommendation from a group of advisers to increase the levy to fight climate change. The province released its Climate Action Plan...
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