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Similarities emerge in testimony from Vancouver officers at Myles Gray inquest

Several patterns have emerged after the remaining few Vancouver police witnesses testified at a coroner's inquest into the death of Myles Gray in August 2015.

Logging, forest loss may have set ancient B.C. landslides back in motion, experts say

A series of ancient landslides have been "reawakened'' in British Columbia's Cariboo region, costing hundreds of millions in federal disaster assistance funds and prompting warnings thatlogging is connected to the problem.

First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

Indigenous people, especially women, are dying from toxic drugs at disproportionately high rates in British Columbia as the overdose crisis continues "unabated,'' nearly seven years after the province first declared a public health emergency, said the top doctor for the First Nations Health Authority.

B.C. timber industry in throes of change, as premier warns of 'exhausted forests'

B.C.'s forestry sector is in the throes of change, as the province embarks on plans to "modernize" how forests are managed amid ecological concerns, fluctuating lumber prices and dwindling supply of trees for harvesting.

Jury finds escaped inmate guilty in murder of Vancouver Island man

The daughters of a man killed by two inmates who escaped a Vancouver Island prison say they're grateful and relieved the men are being held accountable for the crime, but a guilty verdict won't bring their father back.

Climate change affecting Christmas tree farms across Canada, experts say

The effects of climate change are taking a toll on Christmas tree farms across Canada, with one forestry expert and the head of the Canadian Christmas Tree Association saying the sector that's already undergoing shifts will need to adapt.

Dutch judge to decide if recently returned man who harassed B.C. teenager Amanda Todd serves Canadian sentence

The man convicted of harassing and extorting British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd has been returned to the Netherlands, where the prosecution office says a judge will decide if he serves any of his 13-year Canadian sentence.

Giant trees continue to fall amid old growth funding lag for B.C. First Nations

British Columbia has asked First Nations if they want old-growth forests protected from logging, allowing time for long-term planning of conservation and sustainable development. But advocates say it has yet to fund the process on a large scale.

How homebuilders in Vancouver are adapting to a warming world

A home in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood generates more energy than it consumes and demonstrates how a highly efficient building is also more resilient to the effects of climate change.

Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations approve plan to implement UNDRIP in Vancouver

Vancouver could become the first city in Canada to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) with a plan developed alongside the three First Nations on whose territory the city is located.