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Conservationists raise alarm over wild fish killed inside B.C. salmon farms

A conservation charity said it's concerned by what it calls a "growing trend" of wild fish killed by the salmon farming industry on British Columbia's coast.

Former polygamous leader found guilty in child-bride case

B.C. Supreme Court has found James Oler guilty of taking an underage girl from Canada to marry a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the U.S.

Wet'suwet'en members tell court they should have been consulted after artifacts found at pipeline worksite

Members of a Northern B.C. nation are arguing in court that they should have been consulted on an archaeological mitigation plan prepared by a natural gas company on their traditional territory.

Major housing development planned on Indigenous land in heart of Vancouver

Walking along the base of the Burrard Street Bridge that crosses Vancouver's False Creek toward the downtown core, Khelsilem gestures across a gravel lot poised to become one of the largest Indigenous urban developments in Canada.

Online real estate auctions try to shake up sales with novel approach

An online auction for a luxury home in Abbotsford, B.C., is drawing attention for its novel approach, which some observers say has potential to inspire new sales even if it doesn't have any notable impact on the housing landscape.

Family searches for man missing on island in traditional healing journey

The evidence of Travis Damon Thomas's survival is scarce but his uncle says it's scattered around a remote island off the coast of Vancouver Island: a circle of footprints, the remains of a sea urchin, a burned log.

B.C. Court of Appeal to hear province's oil-transport reference case Monday

British Columbia's Court of Appeal will consider a key question regarding provincial powers in the political battle over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project during a five-day hearing that starts Monday.

Virus at centre of farmed salmon controversy isn't as harmful as some believe, studies suggest

Studies in Norway have linked piscine orthoreovirus with heart and skeletal muscle inflammation, which has killed Atlantic salmon farms in that country. But two new studies show the effect isn't as pronounced in Atlantic salmon farmed in B.C.

Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market

British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada's new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with established know-how.

Vancouver's first 2 licensed marijuana retailers open for business

The city said it has since identified about 20 retail shops that are operating without permits and has filed or is preparing to file injunction applications against them.

American cities look to Vancouver for overdose crisis response model

As an overdose crisis began taking shape in Denver, Colo., one of the places the city's leaders looked for answers was north of the border.

B.C. cities join global movement asking oil companies for climate change costs

Staff and contractors in Victoria have been crunching the numbers on climate change costs for the coastal city and it's not looking good, the mayor says.

Fewer than half of ballots returned so far in B.C.'s electoral reform referendum

Elections BC says its next update on the number of returns will come on Monday. There will be further updates through the week as ballots arrive from service offices.

B.C. announces 4,900 new affordable rental homes for low- to middle-income households

The B.C. government is funding 4,900 new affordable rental units to be built in the next three years as part of its efforts to tackle a housing crisis across the province.

Headstone honours family lost in West Coast shipwreck that killed hundreds in 1918

A new headstone in a Vancouver cemetery pays tribute to a family that perished in one of the worst nautical disasters in West Coast history — a disaster largely forgotten about due to its timing around the end of the First World War.