Highlights/B.C.

Politics, Society

Drunk driving law: Charter of Rights challenge (interview)

Case may eventually make it to the Supreme Court of Canada (public commenting is open on all RCI stories at bottom- comments will be shown after examination) The case begins with an elderly woman who went to a liquor store» 

Economy

Railway modifies rules after deadly crash

The tragic railway derailment this week has led to changes in procedure by the Canadian Pacific railway. The new rules will now require handbrakes to be set on trains making emergency stops in mountain routes. Train number 301 was on» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Elvis is back!

Well, not exactly, but the Elvis festival is back. We may be just in the middle of winter in N.America, but tickets are already on sale for one of the world’s biggest Elvis festivals. In fact it bills itself as» 

Environment, Society

Wildfire forces campers out of western site

A wildfire is burning out of control in western Canada’s Fraser Valley and has forced campers to evacuate.  Today is the final day of a long holiday weekend when many Canadians like to get out and enjoy some of the» 

Environment, Society

Canada flooding situation worsens

More scattered rain showers to come The rains this spring in Canada have been far greater than normal and it has caused emergency situations in regions across the country.. It has now turned deadly with two men missing and presumed» 

Environment, Society

Charity warns of threats to grizzly bears

A new report says the long term survival of grizzly bears in the western province of British Columbia (B.C.) is threatened because of a loss of habitat and food sources and a government-sanctioned trophy hunt. The recently-formed charitable organization, the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

Canada – U.K. Arctic music & policy show looks to build bridges

Ask the average person in the South what they know about the Arctic and things like ‘ice’ or ‘polar bears’ usually top the list. But a new radio show launched this month wants to help change that. Dispatch, from the Cold Front comes» 

Environment, Society

Neighbouring province of B.C. on wildfire alert

The province of British Columbia (B.C.) is taking a lesson from Alberta‘s massive wildfire and telling residents to prepare themselves in case they need to evacuate because of fire. Two wildfires have merged into one in northeastern B.C. near Fort» 

Gasoline pump warning-you’re hurting the planet

In Canada and some other countries, every cigarette package is emblazoned with a big health warning. Now, a community of about 35,000  in west coast British Columbia wants the same sort of thing at gas stations on every pump pistol.» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New wood building designs and 12th annual design awards

You may have missed it, but yesterday in Vancouver British Columbia, the 2016 Wood Design Awards were held.  It’s all about using wood in architectural designs In addition to the many submissions within British Columbia, there were a museum, visitor»