Chad Pawson

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B.C. woman replaced international travel with summer SkyTrain adventures

A teacher from New Westminster with a habit of yearly international trips came up with a creative alternative last summer to satisfy her travel bug and help her learn more about her own region.

B.C. health order restricts number of workers at large industrial work sites

British Columbia's public health officer has ordered five major industrial projects in the north of the province to reduce the size of their workforces in an attempt to ensure the northern health region does not become overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases.

The B.C. fish you've likely never heard of that's confounding trawlers and officials

Bocaccio rockfish have made a huge comeback in B.C. since being deemed endangered in 2013, but the success story is being met with some trepidation as trawler fishermen can’t seem to avoid netting them now.

If you had to pick one healthy habit for 2021, here's your best choice

Numerous studies show that simply walking 30 minutes a day can have powerful health benefits. ‘It gets everything, it gets all physiology and it also gets your mental well-being as well,’ says UBC health and exercise science professor.

What's going to cost you more — and less — in B.C. in 2021

From ferry and transit fares to electricity and food, here's a rundown of some of the goods and services that are going to cost more — and some that will cost less in 2021.

How the Dogs of Heritage Park helped this B.C. woman cope with illness, anxiety

Julie Engh knows many of the dogs in Mission, B.C. — she's made them famous through her photography, which, in turn, has helped her, too.

Pandemic's long lineups prove many aren't ready for major emergency, preparedness expert says

For 15 years, Jackie Kloosterboer has worked for the City of Vancouver to help convince residents that there is no time like the present when it comes to being prepared to deal with a major emergency such as an earthquake.

Letters, phone calls and meals: How people in Metro Vancouver have pivoted to help isolated seniors

Organizations and volunteers are writing letters, making cards, talking on the phone and dropping off meals in an effort to help isolated seniors through the pandemic.

Cypress Mountain Resort blames B.C. Parks for poor management of outdoor crowds

Cypress Mountain Resort responds to criticism over delays getting up to ski and snowboard on its North Shore slopes.

Trans Mountain ends contracts with 2 companies on halted expansion project

Two companies hired to work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project have had their contracts terminated.