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High percentage of opioid overdose victims worked in construction industry, says StatsCan report

Of the thousands of people who died in B.C. due to the opioid crisis, many victims worked in construction, according to a recent Statistics Canada report.

Residents south of Quesnel frustrated by months-long impassibility of West Fraser Road

Communities south of Quesnel have been cut off from the city since April due to parts of a stretch of West Fraser Road that are eroded or collapsed.

Indigenous Guardians program gets $5.7M in federal funding

Ten First Nations communities from across B.C., along with 25 other Indigenous communities nationally, have been selected to receive funds for a new federally-funded environmental stewardship program.

Residents demand input on future of Vancouver's Fraser corridor

Community members gathered Tuesday night to talk about the future of affordable housing, density, and the survival of small businesses along Fraser Street.

Campbell River ice rink first in B.C. to switch from ammonia to CO2 refrigeration

A community on Vancouver Island is set to be the first ice rink in B.C. to make the switch from using ammonia to a carbon dioxide system.

Teen hackathon winner creates app to connect female students with tech industry mentors

A teenager led her team to victory in a recent Vancouver hackathon that aimed to support and advance women in the tech industry.

Playwright bases his latest work on plays staged in a WW II prison camp

A Vancouver playwright is honouring his grandfather's experience as a prisoner of the Second World War with a theatrical production running Remembrance Day and beyond.

Vancouver Podcast Festival connects local creators

The popularity of podcasts has boomed so much that Vancouver is hosting it’s very first festival dedicated to the new form of on-demand media.

Not-so-wild world: Canada one of five countries holding remaining majority of wilderness

The Wildlife Conservation Society reported that 70 per cent of the world's wilderness belongs to five countries and of those five, Canada holds the second-largest area following Russia.

B.C. wildfire action plan focuses on collaboration with First Nations

A large focus of the action plan is working with First Nation communities. Doug Donaldson, B.C.'s Minister of Forests, said they provide resources in several ways, including their knowledge of the burn areas and manpower.

Stanley Park ecosystems and seawall at risk from rising sea levels

Stanley Park is widely considered a gem of Vancouver's geography but the beloved seawall and surrounding wildlife are at risk of disappearing due to rising sea levels caused by climate change, according to a local sustainability specialist.

Faster, heavier motorized bikes raise concerns for riders in cycle lanes

To avoid accidents, HUB cycling committee is advising electric-bike riders to slow down and use their voice to alert other riders when passing.

Baked in Vancouver: The tastiest pastries in the Lower Mainland

Metro Vancouver is not lacking when it comes to baked goods with all sorts of spots to snack on muffins, macarons, cookies, scones, doughnuts, or other forms of doughy deliciousness.

Increased access to cannabis is changing the face of research, says UBCO prof

Th business of cannabis has come a long way in a short time, and, with increased access to the drug due to legalization, researchers are looking forward to more opportunities to study it in order to provide better information to the public.

Vanderhoof's longest-serving mayor Len Fox remembered as mentor

Current mayor Gerry Thiessen spoke about Fox's contributions to the growth and welfare of the community. Len Fox, former MLA and mayor of Vanderhoof, B.C., passed away recently and is remembered as an athlete, environmentalist and mentor by the community he served for over 30 years.