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How ongoing, year-old talks between Wet'suwet'en and B.C. government could help solve pipeline impasse

As cabinet ministers broker urgent meetings over rail blockades in support of hereditary chiefs in northern British Columbia, a series of negotiations over the Wet'suwet'en Nation's land rights have been quietly taking place for a year.

B.C. human rights commissioner defends her support of hereditary chiefs who oppose LNG pipeline

British Columbia's human rights commissioner is defending herself against accusations by Indigenous supporters of the liquefied natural gas industry that she didn't do her research before wading into a pipeline dispute.

B.C., Alta. Indigenous leaders call on federal government to kill Teck Frontier mine project

Members of the Indigenous Climate Action, the Tiny House Warriors and the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs were among those who were protesting Monday in North Vancouver outside the office of Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.

Wet'suwet'en elder calls for dialogue as pipeline polarizes some in northern British Columbia

A natural gas pipeline project has polarized many communities across northern B.C. in a dispute that a Wet'suwet'en elder says he hopes will be resolved through dialogue.

First Nation expects more police action after court sides with natural gas company over pipeline

Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief Na'moks said he wasn't surprised that the court granted Coastal GasLink an interim injunction against members of the First Nation and others who oppose the pipeline.

10-year-old girl from West Vancouver dies aboard flight: Los Angeles coroner

A 10-year-old girl from British Columbia has died after suffering a medical emergency aboard a flight in the United States.

Closure of bus depots on Vancouver Island part of industry wide struggle: CEO

A member of the Ahousaht First Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island says the decline in bus service in the province is wearing on her.

First Nation alleges Ottawa withheld info during Trans Mountain consultation

A lawyer for a British Columbia First Nation is accusing the federal government of withholding key information about oil spills until after the latest consultation on the Trans Mountain pipeline was over.

Grizzly bears move north in High Arctic as climate change expands range

Inuvialuit hunters and trappers say grizzly bears are showing up in increasing numbers on islands of the Beaufort Sea and experts say climate change is likely a driving factor.

Vancouver homeless camp brings community, safety, home, says resident

The encampment in the city's Downtown Eastside is one of many that have sprung up across the province in recent years due to a lack of housing. Vancouver's park board has full jurisdiction over the park and has taken a cautious approach in how it deals with the camp, resisting calls for swifter action.

Microplastics found in all Arctic belugas tested: SFU study

A pioneering SFU and Ocean Wise study of seven belugas in Canada's remote Arctic waters has found microplastics in the innards of every single whale.

Little progress in preventing sudden infant deaths, B.C. coroner says

New B.C. report on sudden infant deaths finds little progress made since 2008, with an average of 23 infants under the age of one dying suddenly while sleeping each year.

Closing arguments begin in legal case over private health care in B.C.

Dr. Brian Day has been fighting the province of B.C. saying it can't prevent patients going outside the system for private care if it cannot provide timely service.

E-bikes picking up in popularity on Sea-to-Sky mountain trails

The rugged and varied terrain of B.C.'s Sea-to-Sky region has long made it an international mountain biking destination, but now the trail systems are increasingly being used by cyclists riding with some extra juice.

'Serious danger': B.C. school districts call for increased regulation of vaping

A British Columbia school board says it has "serious concerns" about the risk of vaping and is asking all levels of government to take action.