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British Columbia, Ontario to Cooperate on Yuan Trading Hub

``Business leaders in British Columbia and Ontario agreed to work together to create a currency trading hub for the Chinese yuan.''

Huge Ponds Hold Tar Sands Sludge, And Great Risks

On August 4, 2014, the catastrophic failure of a mining company's dam in British Columbia, Canada, released over two-and-a-half billion gallons of contaminated water and liquids from a containment pond into the upper Faser River watershed. read more

Man Unicycles Across Canada for Global Warming During Record-Breaking Cool Summer

A man from Victoria, British Columbia, chose the wrong summer to unicycle across Canada to raise awareness for global warming, as this year has been unseasonably cool for our northern neighbor. Joseph Boutilier, 24, has for months been unicycling across the southern part of Canada to highlight what he says are the dangers of global warming. Show More Summary

David Chambers

David Chambers is a concept and visual development artist, based in British Columbia, who works primarily in the gaming industry. His website home page acts as a portfolio slideshow, but you can also drill down into his portfolio, which is arranged by subject matter. I found his approach to environments of particular interest for the […]

Book Review - Happy Money: The Science Of Smarter Spending

By Kevin Hsu: Originally published on July 16, 2014 About Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton, Authors Elizabeth Dunn is an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. Michael Norton is an associate professor of marketing at the Harvard Business School. Show More Summary

Mining The Earth: 25 Aug 2014

Some Alaskan politicians are upset that the Polley Mine disaster near Likely, British Columbia could be repeated at the Red Chris Mine (both owned by Imperial Metals) located “in the Stikine watershed, which is shared with Alaska” and BC. Show More Summary

Dave Hurricane Hoerl Un-Twisted

3 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Born in San Francisco, but resident of Vancouver, British Columbia for over three decades, harmonica player and singer Dave “Hurricane” Hoerl is best known as a member of the jump blues band, The Twisters. Un-Twisted on Full Swing is his first solo recording and has him backed by members of The Twisters and others. Show More Summary

Historic Wildfires Burn Through Canada As Sub-Arctic Forests Heat Up

Wildfire activity in the Northwest Territories is more than six times higher than its 25-year average, and as of August 23 a total of 162 wildfires were burning in British Columbia. The post Historic Wildfires Burn Through Canada As Sub-Arctic Forests Heat Up appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Better Way to Start the Morning

We’re nearing the end of our Alaska and British Columbia seasons and that can only mean one thing positive.. Our bonefishing season at Andros South is just around the corner! Wouldn’t you rather start your morning like this? Drop us a line and make it happen! More Cool Photos from Andros South South Andros Mini-Gallery […]

Slow learning, poor context, and disloyalty

As I ease back in after a lovely vacation horseback riding in the isolation of the British Columbia mountains, I'd like to take one moment to comment on items that have piqued my curiosity as I've caught up on recent newspaper articles. Show More Summary

Northern Convergence: Vancouver Island, the last of the plan that was...

Our tour of Vancouver Island in British Columbia continued. I've spent several posts (here, here, and here) describing places we saw when we scouted the island a few days before the arrival of our students, and they were really fine places to learn geology. Show More Summary

Some tests near Imperial's Canada mine spill show high copper

(Reuters) - A small number of water samples taken near the site of a major spill at Imperial Metals Corp's Mount Polley mine have shown copper levels high enough to pose a risk to fish, British Columbia officials said on Friday, but the copper did not exceed drinking water guidelines. Show More Summary

Dementia Patient Ends Life With Parting Words on Right to Die

An elderly woman, knowing she was suffering from dementia, chose to leave the world on her own terms this week—and she left behind a website calling for the right to physician-assisted suicide. Gillian Bennett, of British Columbia, wrote on the site that she didn't want to end up a...

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada

HitchBot, assembled from household odds and ends by university professors Frauke Zeller and David Smith, was to reunite with its creators at an art gallery in Victoria, British Columbia

It's too crowded here!

Hi, I'm back from a trail-riding trip in the Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia. Long quiet days on the horses, through woods and flower-filled meadows. Expansive views. Not many people. It's a bit hard to come back...But lots of blog topics have piled up. Watch this space next week.

Salmon forced to 'sprint' less likely to survive migration

Sockeye salmon that sprint to spawning grounds through fast-moving waters may be at risk, suggests new research by University of British Columbia scientists. When salmon encounter turbulent, fast-moving water – such as rapids or areas downstream of dams – they must move upstream using a behaviour known as "burst swimming" that is similar to sprinting for humans. read more

Breathtaking Green-Roofed Tula House Hovers Over the Craggy Cliffs of British Columbia

Inspired by the fairly hostile landscape of the island's topography, the architects used a combination of natural wood, metal and raw concrete to blend the home into its natural surroundings. The dramatic asymmetrical edges and disorderly spatial organization

Update: Pacific Booker Minerals' Permitting Process Gets Delayed

By The Investment Doctor: Pacific Booker Minerals (NYSEMKT:PBM) has announced the Minister of Environment of the province of British Columbia has suspended the environmental assessment of Pacific's Morrison copper/gold project. According...Show More Summary

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