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What's in a name? The (mostly) true story of Ha Ling Peak

Though calls to name an iconic Rocky Mountain peak in Ha Ling's honour go back as far as his legendary 1886 ascent, the name "Chinaman's Peak" stuck for more than a century, even as the term came to be seen as a racial slur. A new documentary on the peak explores the story — and the politics of place names more generally.

How to fix the toxic Star Wars fandom that bullied Kelly Marie Tran off the internet

Why do so-called fans of a franchise like Star Wars go as far as targeted social media attacks on a lead actor? And what does it have to do with identity politics and the rise of Donald Trump and the alt-right?

Pipeline pressure: Experts divided on whether Trans Mountain expansion would lower gas prices

Experts generally agree that expanding the pipeline would have some downward effect on regional gas prices — but it would be far from an overnight fix.
THE SPEED FACTOR

For many, speeding is the 'drug of choice.' Why are we so addicted?

We ask a criminal psychologist and a pro race car driver to break down the allure of speed, it's dangers and why some of us can't get enough.

For these B.C. businesses, $15 is already the minimum wage

Local business owners say it doesn't come without costs, but it's just good business to invest in your employees.

Cranbrook, B.C., fire captain killed in head-on collision

Firefighters around the province are paying tribute to a fire captain killed Saturday in a car crash in B.C.'s Interior.

2 dead, 1 in critical condition after crash closes Interior B.C. highway

Two men are dead and a woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a serious collision Saturday morning on the main route through B.C.'s Southern Interior.

Sustained snowfall creates extreme avalanche risk in Interior B.C.

Avalanche Canada's most recent forecast, issued Friday evening, lists almost the entire eastern half of the province at "high" avalanche risk — the second-highest rating on its five-point scale.

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.

'Unbelievable heart': Granville Street victim remembered by friends, coworkers

Tributes are pouring in for a nightclub worker who was killed trying to break up a fight at Cabana Lounge on Vancouver's Granville Street strip early Saturday morning.

10 Safeway stores to close in B.C.'s Lower Mainland

Ten Safeway stores are slated for closure in B.C.'s Lower Mainland due to falling sales and changing customer demand, says owner.

Snowboarder dies on Vancouver Island's Mount Washington

A male snowboarder in his 20s has died at the Mount Washington ski resort on Vancouver Island.

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.

2 professional movie hecklers pick the best (and worst) holiday films

With almost five years of professional movie heckling under their belts, comedians Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha joined B.C. Almanac guest host Dan Burritt to take listener calls from around the province about the most loved — and loathed — in holiday entertainment.

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."