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NDP case against Trans Mountain pipeline may be hurt by previous legal arguments

British Columbia's court case over the flow of heavy oil through the province could be damaged by the NDP government's previous positions against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, says a legal expert.

'Learning how to be good allies': B.C. group focuses on restoring relationships as path to reconciliation

As Canada grapples with how to achieve reconciliation with Indigenous people, a group in British Columbia has come together to figure out how to restore relations person-to-person.

UBC residential school history centre to share survivors' accounts, educate public

Many university students don't know the history of Indigenous people in Canada, let alone the implications of the residential school system, but a director at the University of British Columbia says a new history centre will help bridge that knowledge gap.

Police watchdog clears RCMP in shooting death of Peter de Groot

An investigation that British Columbia's police watchdog acknowledges took an "unfortunate" length of time has cleared an officer in the shooting death of a fugitive gunman found in a remote cabin.

Trial begins over fuel spill in English Bay with no defendants showing up

The Greek shipping firm, Alassia NewShips Management Inc. and the vessel MV Marathassa face 10 environmental related charges, including alleged violations under the Fisheries Act and the Canadian Environment Protection Act.

Coroner rules deaths of 6 in Tofino whale-watching tragedy as accidental

The Leviathan II, run by Jamie's Whaling Station, sunk after it was overcome by a rogue wave on Oct. 25, 2015.

Vancouver tenants find 'strength in numbers' to fight soaring costs, evictions in city's hot housing market

​Rising rental costs, evictions and a scarcity of units in Vancouver's densely populated West End were among the reasons for Gail Harmer's decision to join the Vancouver Tenants Union, which is advocating for the rights and protection of tenants.

'Archaic' liquor laws in B.C. hurt consumers, whisky distributor says

An Alberta-based whisky distributor says liquor policies in British Columbia are limiting the range of products consumers can access. 'The taxes are being paid on these things,' says Robert Carpenter, co-founder of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. 'Lots of places do this because they want to provide selection to their patrons.'

Rules that limit boat noise off B.C. coast are helping endangered killer whales, study says

The regulations have helped southern resident orcas without hurting tourism, according to The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Emergency assessment launched for B.C.'s steelhead

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada says recent requests from the public for an investigation into the species and mounting evidence of the steelhead decline led to the decision to take action.

More barred owl sightings in Vancouver bad news for rats and mice

A spike in owl sightings in downtown Vancouver could be good news for ridding the city of pesky rodents, a wildlife group says, but there's a downside for the birds.

BC Liberal leadership hopefuls spar in heated Kelowna debate

The six candidates picked each others platforms apart during a heated debate in Kelowna, B.C.

Oprah Winfrey and a host of celebrities attend 'B.C. Miracle Concert'

Oprah Winfrey, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Jay Leno are in Vancouver to attend the David Foster Foundation's 30th annual Miracle Concert.

B.C. chef shortage due to 'perfect storm' of problems, industry experts say

Rising business costs and the gratuity system are all factors too, according to industry experts.

B.C. triathlete conquers 678-km race with hours to spare

Ultra triathlon veteran Shanda Hill from Vernon, British Columbia, has conquered a 678-kilometre race with hours to spare.