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Trees up to 1,000 years old being felled by logging companies in spite of rules against it

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

The fall of giants: irreplaceable trees logged

(public commenting open on all RCI stories-scroll to bottom) These are some of the biggest, oldest living creatures that have ever existed in Earth’s history. It’s ethically wrong, it’s ecologically destructive”, Ken Wu, executive director, Ancient Forest Alliance After decades» 

Environment, Society

Bat warning in western Canada

White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats in eastern North America and the western province of British Columbia wants travelers to help prevent the fungal disease from spreading to that province. It is asking people to check “to make sure» 


Ottawa deploys troops to help with flood relief in B.C.

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have deployed 300 troops to support the government of British Columbia in its flood relief efforts as the province braces for a second wave of record-breaking floods, officials at National Defence said Thursday. The majority» 

aerial view of mega house on former farmland, Richmond British Columbia

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Battle over monster homes on farmland in British Columbia

The loss of farmland in Canada is an ongoing concern as urban sprawl and speculation eats up more and more of this critical resource. In the city of Richmond, British Columbia, the battle has been over enormous “monster” houses being» 

Economy, Politics

Morneau says Ottawa willing to back Trans Mountain pipeline project

The federal government is willing to back financially Kinder Morgan or any other company that steps in to build the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to transport crude from Alberta’s oilsands to the coast of British Columbia, Finance Minister Bill Morneau» 


British Columbia braces for second wave of flooding

Parts of southern British Columbia are bracing for a second wave of flooding after record water levels hit the area last week. Nearly 2,000 people had been ordered to evacuate from their homes by Monday and another 2,600 were on alert,» 


First, there were record floods in the east, now record floods in the west

(public commenting open on all RCI stories, scroll to very bottom to submit and read other comments) Even as  historically record flooding begins to slowly recede in the east coast province of New Brunswick, massive flooding is occurring in British» 

Environment, Health

Yet another dismembered foot on a B.C. shore

At least the 14th grisly discovery in a decade A pleasant walk along the beach on Sunday turned into a grisly discovery for a British Columbia man. The disarticulated foot was found in a hiking boot lodged in some washed» 


Trudeau to interrupt foreign trip to mediate pipeline impasse

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will interrupt his trip to Latin America and Europe to return to Ottawa for a meeting with premiers of Alberta and British Columbia try to end a deadlock over a controversial pipeline expansion project that threatens» 

Economy, Environment, Politics

Liberals hold emergency cabinet meeting to save pipeline expansion

The Liberal government held an emergency cabinet meeting Tuesday to come up with a strategy to deal with an escalating battle between British Columbia and Alberta over the future of a controversial pipeline to pump oil from Alberta’s oilsands to»