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Carved stone pillar found on B.C. beach identified as Indigenous artifact

A carved stone pillar found at low tide on a beach in Victoria last summer is an Indigenous cultural treasure, the Royal B.C. Museum has confirmed.

B.C. ramps up screening for faster-spreading coronavirus 'variants of concern'

There's a race between COVID-19 and the rollout of vaccine as researchers and health officials in B.C. warn of two faster spreading variants.

60 B.C. First Nations can expect to receive COVID-19 vaccines by end of next week

Dr. Shannon McDonald, the acting chief medical officer of the First Nations Health Authority, said 600 infections in B.C. First Nations are still active, and 32 people from Indigenous communities have died of coronavirus.

B.C. lacks plans for rising seas and flooding, coastal adaptation researcher says

Parts of British Columbia could see massive losses if the province doesn't start planning for flooding as ocean waters rise and storms surge due to climate change, says a researcher at UBC.

Advocates hope to create 'Vancouver model' for drug decriminalization

Advocates are hoping Vancouver can blaze a trail for other municipalities after city councillors to ask the federal government to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use.

B.C. government lawyers defend certification of Coastal GasLink pipeline

Arguments over the extension of the environmental assessment certificate for a controversial natural gas pipeline resumed today in British Columbia Supreme Court.

Chinese Canadian Museum of B.C. opens first exhibit in Vancouver's Chinatown

A giant, intricate dragon mask and a hand-painted wok greet visitors to the first-ever exhibition of the Chinese Canadian Museum of British Columbia in Vancouver's Chinatown.

Ex-UVic rower Lily Copeland sues women's coach, school over alleged verbal abuse

A former member of the University of Victoria's varsity women's rowing team is suing the head coach and the university over allegations of demeaning and aggressive treatment.

Lack of bees, pollination limiting crop yields across U.S., B.C., study finds

A lack of wild bees and managed honeybees is limiting pollination and yields for certain crops on farms in British Columbia and across the United States, a collective of researchers has found.

Proposed class action lawsuit led by former constable alleges racism in RCMP

One of the first Indigenous women to join the RCMP in Manitoba is the lead plaintiff in a proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges systemic racism within the force.

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