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Federal, B.C. governments pledge $15M each for 2025 Invictus Games

The federal and British Columbia governments are each committing $15 million in support of the 2025 Invictus Games in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.

Creatures of habit: Albatrosses returned to Vancouver Island annually for thousands of years

A new study says the short-tailed albatross returned to Vancouver Island to feed for generations over a 4,200-year period before being driven to the precipice of extinction by feather hunters.

Study highlights value of Indigenous knowledge in tracking decline of B.C.'s mountain goat population

British Columbia's Central Coast is losing an animal of significant cultural value to the region's Indigenous people as fewer mountain goats are seen in its craggy peaks, says a new study.

Police in India detain 6 in connection with deaths at Canadian border

Police in India have detained six people in a crackdown on illegal immigration after four people were found frozen to death last week in Manitoba, near the border between Canada and the United States, officials said on Thursday.

Exhausted B.C. doctors, nurses brace for predicted peak in COVID-19 patients

Doctors and nurses in British Columbia are on the verge of possible collapse, their representatives say, with the most challenging days of the COVID-19 pandemic for the province's health-care system predicted to be approaching.

Homes near fracking sites in B.C. have higher levels of some pollutants, study finds

A University of Toronto study measured a number of different chemicals in the homes of the pregnant women and compared the results with the general Canadian population to see if there were any differences.

B.C. isn't effectively overseeing safety of dams, auditor general finds

British Columbia's auditor general says the provincial government has not effectively overseen the safety of the 1,900 dams it regulates.

Impact of fires on wildlife needs to be studied as blazes get bigger and hotter, expert says

The blazes that have scorched several parts of Western Canada have affected wildlife populations incinerating their habitat, which may take many years to recover, an expert says.

Male southern resident killer whale possibly dead from cancer, says expert

The orca, K-21, was seen in the last week of July and photos showed that it seemed to be wasting away, said Andrew Trites, director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at the University of British Columbia.

Delta variant driving 4th wave in B.C. as associated COVID-19 cases double every 7-10 days: experts

Prof. Paul Tupper said the delta variant is a "large part'' of the reason for the increase in COVID-19 case numbers in B.C. The relaxing of restrictions and reopening of the economy have also contributed to the growth, he said.

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