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Vancouver's Rio Theatre is for sale, but film fans needn't fear

One of Vancouver's last independent movie theatres is up for sale, but don't hold your breath for it to be turned into condos just yet — booming business and city support have the owners confident in the Rio's future.

Could you receive a missile text alert on your phone? In B.C., not yet

In Canada, provinces are responsible for emergency management, and they determine who is authorized to use the system to send out alerts.

Vancouver councillor wants to rezone West Point Grey for rental apartments

The NPA's Hector Bremner wants to rezone a 151-acre section of West Point Grey to allow for six-storey, rental-only apartment buildings. It would be a big change for a part of town filled with what Bremner calls "mandated mansions."

Shambhala festival back on after wildfire prompted early closure

Organizers say the Shambhala Music Festival is back on after initially announcing its cancellation Saturday afternoon due to a nearby wildfire.

Shambhala music festival ending early because of B.C. wildfire

B.C.'s Shambhala Music Festival is ending early after the grounds were placed under evacuation alert because of a nearby wildfire.

How to stay safe in smoky air: Tips from health experts

Hazy, smoky air is causing some dramatic, fiery red sunsets, but it's also causing concern for those with heart and lung conditions, as well as the elderly and parents of very young children. Here are some tips from experts to avoid problems in smoky air.

Winds fan flames in fire-stricken B.C., Williams Lake latest city to face evacuation

The number of people in B.C. who have been forced from their homes due to spreading wildfires has taken a huge jump, after a few days of relative calm, new weather conditions are fanning flames.

The best way to reduce emissions? Have fewer kids, researchers say

In the paper, Wynes and Nicholas identify four lifestyle choices individuals in developed countries can make that have the most significant effect on GHG emissions — actions they feel are overlooked in government and educational sources.

B.C. Supreme Court to test legality of Canada's solitary confinement rules

A trial beginning in B.C. Supreme Court today could determine the future of solitary confinement rules in Canadian prisons.

Campers near Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., pack up after wildfire triples in size

Firefighters in B.C. are working to contain an out-of-control, human-caused forest fire near Harrison Lake that tripled in size overnight.

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