Chad Pawson

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Indigenous Land Stewardship program applies old solutions to modern problems

The certificate program at Vancouver's Native Education College comes as world bodies and local governments are looking to Indigenous knowledge to help solve the climate crisis.

Metro Vancouver's last transit strike lasted a record-breaking 123 days

In commuters were forced to car pool, hitchhike, cycle or walk as the Coast Mountain Bus Company and the union tried to come up with a new collective agreement.

Jody Wilson-Raybould calls for non-partisan approach to climate change

The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time and should be a non-partisan issue, says Jody Wilson-Raybould, former Liberal cabinet minister and now independent federal candidate.

High-density neighbourhoods leave room for trees, says Metro Vancouver

A new report from the region found that high-rise neighbourhoods often have more room for trees than those with single-family homes on small lots.

Student survivor of deadly Bamfield bus crash recalls passengers' screams

AJ Wasserman saw headlights, felt the bus swerve, and then heard "the scariest scream I have ever heard."

2 UVic students dead, 1 still in hospital after bus rollover near Port Alberni, B.C.

Other passengers sustained injuries after the bus carrying 47 people rolled over on 'challenging stretch of road' on its way to to a marine sciences centre in Bamfield.

Vancouver environmental society hits 50-year mark trying to save planet through local action

The Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation has kept up hope despite a deepening climate change crisis.

Roving dental practice on Hornby, Denman islands seeks new owner after 3 decades

In 1986 Peter Walford began living his dream of operating the only dental practice on Denman and Hornby islands out of a converted school bus. He's now edging towards retirement and looking for a successor: "I’m hoping someone will come along and say 'This looks like a lot of fun, it’s what I want to do' and take it over from me."

Police watchdog investigates fatal shooting in Maple Ridge

The victim's siblings say Kyaw Naing Maung was mentally ill and police had visited the house before.

Political leaders celebrate inclusiveness, tolerance, love at Vancouver Pride parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Green leader Elizabeth May saying the trio stands together on human rights.

How this Vancouver couple produced just 4 shopping bags of garbage in 3 years

Elisabeth Ormandy and Oliver Giving hope others will take up the challenge to use less and reduce waste. Officials with Metro Vancouver say the average household fills up a garbage bag a week with trash destined for the landfill.

Trapped migrating salmon to be flown over Fraser River rock slide in B.C.

Tens of thousands of migrating salmon stuck behind a rock slide on the Fraser River in a remote part of British Columbia will be flown over the barrier by helicopter.

First Nations, environmentalists, mill workers push province to overhaul forestry rules

You may have never heard of the Forest and Range Practices Act but it's a piece of legislation that manages B.C.'s trees, wildlife, helps slow climate change and supports reconciliation with B.C.’s Indigenous communities. It's about to change.

Victoria councillor tables motion to support challenge of Quebec's religious symbols law

The motion from Sharmarke Dubow asks that the City of Victoria supports in principle the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in their legal challenge against Bill 21 in Quebec. 

'It really takes an earthquake to get people to start preparing,' says B.C. emergency kit maker

Survey from Emergency Preparedness B.C. says only 13 per cent of households have a complete plan and supplies for a major disaster like a strong earthquake.