Highlights / British Columbia


British Columbians bought electric vehicles in record numbers in 2020

A record number of people have switched to electric vehicles in British Columbia according to the 2020 annual zero-emission update the B.C. government. The report, released Tuesday, said that over 54,000 light-duty electric vehicles (EV) were registered in the province »


British Columbia collaborates with U.S. to fight against Asian giant hornets

British Columbia, Washington state and U.S. federal agencies are collaborating on plans this year to track, trap and eradicate any Asian giant hornets that they find. The B.C. government says that this year, the Asian giant hornet surveillance program will »


British Columbia introduces legislation aimed at fighting gun violence

A new bill proposed by the British Columbia government on Wednesday aims to curb gun violence and make the province’s streets safer. If passed, the Firearm Violence Protection Act would make it harder for gang members to buy, transport or »


Masks now mandatory for middle and secondary school student in British Columbia

Masks are now mandatory for all middle and secondary school students across British Columbia in all indoor settings, according to new health and safety guidelines announced by the province on Thursday. However there will be some exceptions to the new »

Economy, Society

British Columbia grant program offers businesses funds to grow online store

The British Columbia government has launched a new grant program to help small and medium sized businesses market their products online. A press release from the government says it is investing $12 million to help businesses launch or update their »


British Columbia government allows NHL to play in province for upcoming season

The British Columbia government has allowed the National Hockey League (NHL) to play games in the province for the upcoming 2021 season. In a tweet from Sunday, British Columbia Premier John Horgan said that he spoke with Vancouver Canucks owner »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

19 Fish farms to be phased out to help wild salmon

The Canada government will phase out 19 fish farms in the Discovery Islands off Canada’s west coast in a bid to stem the steep decline of wild salmon fish stocks that has been going on for decades. Wild salmon travel »


British Columbia Premier calls snap election in October

British Columbians are going to the polls next month after B.C. Premier and provincial New Democratic Party (NDP) Leader John Horgan called a snap election on Monday. During a news conference Horgan announced that he met with B.C. Lieutenant Governor »

Economy, Society

Vancouver pilot project to increase access to transit for low income earners

A pilot project to increase access to transit for low-income residents in the city of Vancouver was approved by the city council on Tuesday. The approved pilot project is a reduced fare transit program that is looking to design, test, »

Health, Society

Public health investigation into Canadian salmonella outbreak continues

In the ongoing investigation of a salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to red onions from the United States, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reported an additional 49 illnesses since Aug. 31, according to a press release. As »