Highlights / British Columbia

Society

B.C. cyclist fights off grizzly bear with camping knife

A British Columbia man is crediting a camping knife, a gift from his father, for helping him survive a terrifying attack by a grizzly bear earlier this week. Colin Dowler, 45, was cycling on his mountain bike around backcountry logging» 

Society

Canadian police scale down search for B.C. murder suspects

Frustrated by their inability to track down two fugitives believed to be hiding in the vast wilderness of northern Manitoba, Canadian police announced Wednesday that they will be scaling down their search for the teenage murder suspects. After coming up» 

Society

Pair of missing teens now suspects in 3 homicides: police

Police in British Columbia say two teenagers reported missing last week in the remote northern part of the province are now considered suspects in the murder of a young couple and the suspicious death of another man whose body was» 

Society

Police don’t rule out link between 2 murders, missing teens and unidentified body in B.C.

Police in British Columbia are not ruling out a connection between the murders of two young tourists, the disappearances of two teenagers, the burnt out camper truck they had been driving, and an unidentified body found nearby – all in» 

Health

B.C. man dies of rabies after coming into contact with bat

A 21-year-old British Columbia man has died of rabies after coming into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island, according to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. The young man came in contact with a bat in mid-May and developed» 

Society

BC township removes resident’s pride flag, entire neighbourhood displays rainbows in response

A woman in British Columbia is receiving a lot of support from her neighbourhood after her pride flag was mistakenly taken down by a city staff last week. Lisa Ebenal lives in the suburban streets of Aldergrove, a small town» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Major pipeline project approved, but…

Yesterday afternoon, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Trans Mountain pipeline project had been approved by cabinet. The multi-billion dollar and highly controversial project would triple crude capacity from the Alberta oilfields to a tanker facility on the» 

Environment

One of the most endangered Canadian animals now online

Once they were relatively common in southern British Columbia’s old growth forests and into California, but that was before pressure from habitat loss and competition from the barred owl began to take their toll on the now very endangered spotted» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Money laundering and real-estate in B.C and Canada

Over $7 billion in criminal money laundered, inflating housing prices Last year an investigation revealed vast sums of money being “laundered” through casinos in the west coast province of British Columbia. Former Royal Canadian Mounted Police deputy commissioner Peter German» 

Politics

Alberta to repeal carbon tax and press on pipelines, says incoming premier

Alberta premier-designate Jason Kenney says he’ll move fast to repeal the carbon tax legislation adopted by the previous centre-left New Democratic Party government and jump-start stalled pipeline projects, setting the stage for a confrontation with the federal government, neighbouring British»