Chad Pawson

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Kennel operator ordered to pay B.C. SPCA $65,000 over dog seizure

A kennel operator outside Salmo, B.C., has lost his bid to have dozens of dogs seized by the B.C. SPCA returned to him. The British Columbia Farm Industry Review Board has also ordered Al Magaw to pay the society $65,000 in costs.

Restaurant patios take over one lane of White Rock's waterfront Marine Drive

Restaurant owners in White Rock have won over city council in their bid to close one lane of a busy thoroughfare along the city's popular waterfront to make room for more outdoor dining.

Critics say B.C. old growth blockades underscore failure to deliver endangered species law

The discovery of a threatened species in the forest at the heart of the province's latest logging conflict has critics calling out the B.C. NDP for not delivering on a 2017 campaign promise to enact provincial laws to protect animals at risk.

Hundreds of protesters flood back into old-growth blockade camps cleared by RCMP

Activists on Vancouver Island have reoccupied blockade camps in the Fairy Creek watershed where police have spent weeks making arrests to enforce a B.C. Supreme Court injunction allowing logging activities to continue in the area.

What you need to know about old growth trees in B.C. — and the threats facing them

Old-growth trees have long been an important part of British Columbia's forestry sector. But the logging of these trees — some of which have stood for 800 years or more — often comes with criticism that their harvest harms B.C.’s biodiversity and ability to deal with climate change.

Teachers in B.C. to wear orange, hold special ceremonies over discovery of children's remains

The union representing teachers across British Columbia is calling on educators, their classes and schools to wear orange, hold ceremonies and fly flags at half-mast from May 31 to June 4 as a form of reconciliation. The move follows the discovery of the buried remains of more than 200 children at the site of a former residential school in British Columbia's southern Interior.

Work curtailed at Abbotsford quarry after province suspends wildlife permit

A permit issued by the province allowing a company in Abbotsford to work in and around vulnerable birds at an active quarry has been suspended.

Running was supposed to be the perfect pandemic pursuit, but not for this blind B.C. runner

Running was supposed to be the perfect pandemic pursuit where keeping outdoors and away from others was required to avoid infection, but that was not the case for a blind runner in Vancouver when infections began to mount last spring.

Measures to protect peregrine falcons nesting in the middle of a B.C. quarry fall short, advocates say

Wildlife advocates in Abbotsford are worried a pair of peregrine falcons nesting at a quarry on Quadling Road aren’t being given the chance they need to produce offspring because of ongoing blasting and drilling.

Rallies planned for Lower Mainland by Burnaby woman standing up to anti-Asian hate

A coalition founded in B.C. by a mother committed to stopping anti-Asian racism across Canada says it has organized 15 rallies of small groups of people across B.C.’s Lower Mainland for Monday to denounce anti-Asian hate and foster inclusiveness.