Highlights / British Columbia

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

British Columbia unveils plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Starting in mid-May, British Columbians will be able to do things many Canadians in the rest of the country have been dreaming about since mid-March, when lockdown measures introduced by various levels of government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic upended »

Health, Society

Quebec reports first death as other provinces continue to deal with COVID-19

The province of Quebec reported its first death related to COVID-19 within the province.  Quebec Premier, Francois Legault made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, that it was an elderly in the Lanaudiere region.  With the latest reported death, there are a »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Disagreement continues over who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en

The rail blockades may be down and the transportation network working to get back on schedule, but the dispute over the natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia that started the crisis seems to continue. The pipeline is to cross »

Health, International

B.C. health authorities confirm first case of coronavirus

Health authorities in British Columbia have confirmed the first case of the coronavirus in the Western Canadian province after lab results for a suspected case came back positive for the potentially deadly virus. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Pipeline project clears one hurdle, but divides Canadians

The ever controversial Trans-Mountain Pipeline project passed another legal hurdle at the Supreme Court of Canada, but faces another in the seemingly growing opposition in the court of public opinion according the latest public opinion survey. When stiff public opposition »

Society

Multiple fatalities confirmed in British Columbia plane crash

Authorities in British Columbia are reporting multiple fatalities following a plane crash on Gabriola Island, near the city of Nanaimo on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, on Tuesday evening. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment on Gabriola Island »

Economy, Politics

Canada History: Nov. 19, 1858; British Columbia comes into being

The vast area in what is now Canada’s Pacific province, was once known as New Caledonia, and was under the control of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Gold rushes of 1857 and 1858 meant vast numbers of American and other prospectors »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

“Extinct” Indigenous group fights for recognition

Canada’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of an American indigenous man who claims to be a descendant of the Sinixt First Nation, formerly of British Columbia. The problem is that the Canadian government declared the group “extinct” »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Oil companies explore loophole in shipping restriction

A Canadian law passed in June prevents Alberta oilsands crude being shipped from the British Columbia terminals along Canada’s northern Pacific coastline. This was due to fears of the environmental damage if there was an oil spill. But a test »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Federal Court grants B.C. injunction against Alberta’s turn-off-the-taps law

The Federal Court has granted the British Columbia government a temporary injunction against Alberta’s turn-off-the-taps legislation, which would allow the landlocked energy-rich province to cut shipments of oil and gas to jurisdictions that oppose pipeline projects. The Alberta bill was »