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Penticton energy symposium heralds Age of Aquarius

A coterie of Okanagan grand parents spur their community to face the future by embracing clean energy.

B.C.'s health minister campaigns to raise legal smoking age to 21

British Columbia's health minister says he wants to see the province raise the legal smoking age to 21. Terry Lake said he's an ardent anti-smoker and believes the longer people are legally prevented...

B.C. offers five-year, interest-free down-payment loans to first-time buyers

British Columbia's government wants to help first-time homebuyers get into the market by offering interest-free and payment-free loans for the first five years.Premier Christy Clark says the...

Fisheries investigation after second deadly whale entanglement in B.C. waters

A necropsy has been completed on the latest humpback whale to drown while trapped underwater by fish-farm equipment off the British Columbia coast. Fisheries experts say it could take much longer to...

Liberals say yes to controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project in B.C.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is approving Kinder Morgan's proposal to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C. — a $6.8-billion project that has sparked...
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

B.C. ministry to expand Metis commission's role amid high-profile toddler case

British Columbia will expand the role of its Metis representative in the child welfare system, amid criticism of the province's plan to adopt a Metis toddler to non-aboriginal parents in Ontario. A...

Prince William and Kate to meet with First Nations, tour Central Coast region

Prince William and his wife Kate will be surrounded by British Columbia's natural beauty and experience indigenous culture on Monday with a trip to pristine rainforest in the Central Coast region....

Saskatchewan, B.C., toughen deposit requirements for cleanup of oil and gas wells

Companies buying energy assets in Saskatchewan and British Columbia are facing higher deposit costs for environmental remediation after a precedent-setting court case in Alberta that dealt with...
BC Premier Christy Clark

B.C., Washington state tout tech ties as politicians ready for re-election bids

The heads of British Columbia and Washington state say investing in an innovation corridor between the two jurisdictions will bolster state-of-the-art research efforts, which they predict will one...

B.C. campers urged to take care with campfires as heat hikes fire danger

Strong winds and high temperatures are forecast across much of British Columbia this weekend, and the BC Wildfire Service says that could increase fire activity. A release from the wildfire service...
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