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UBC Begins Training In New Aquatic Centre

By Mitch Bowmile on SwimSwam The University of British Columbia swimmers are getting a taste of luxury after moving their training grounds to the new state-of-the-art aquatic centre this week. Read the full story on SwimSwam: UBC Begins Training In New Aquatic Centre

One in 5 adults secretly access their friends' Facebook accounts

(University of British Columbia) Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new University of British Columbia study finds that it's actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.

Catch peak wildflower season on a small-ship cruise of Canada's west coast

Modern Canada turns 150 this year, and Maple Leaf Adventures is teaming up with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society to offer a small-ship cruise that explores British Columbia’s west coast and Pacific history. The trip to the network of coastal waterways called the Salish Sea is set for April...

Rostain Presents Lessons From The Tax Shelter Wars At University Of British Columbia

Tanina Rostain (Georgetown) delivered the J. Donald Mawhinney Lectureship in Professional Ethics at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law on Lessons from the Tax Shelter Wars: Tax Advice, Organizational Wrongdoing, and Enforcement Challenges: The turn of the 21st Century saw the development of an enormous tax shelter...

Why Nelson, British Columbia, is the perfect ski town

It’s easy to have a crush on Canada, especially if you’re a skier. The mountains, the embedded niceness, or the fact that they always seem to have fresh, locally grown food around, even in the dead of sub-arctic winter, can woo you.Show More Summary

World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights

Fishing on Pickwick Lake on “Timmy Horton Outdoors”; Secrets for Successful Fishing on “Fishing with Joe Bucher”; Smallmouth Bass on “Hook N’ Look” and British Columbia Fishing on “BC Outdoors Sport Fishing” DENVER (January 12, 2017)...Show More Summary

Forty-Eight Hours Partying with American Frat Boys in a Canadian Ski Town

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Every Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, the Americans invade Whistler, British Columbia.

Tiny fruit flies use cold hard logic to select mates

(University of British Columbia) Fruit flies -- the tiny insects that swarm our kitchens over the summer months -- exhibit rational decision making when selecting mates, according to research published today in Nature Communications.Researchers...Show More Summary

HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak: UBC study

(University of British Columbia) Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.

Moby Dick Restaurant's 'Offensive' Name Spawns Suit

If they had just called it Ishmael, none of this would have happened. A British Columbia company has filed a lawsuit against a building council that refuses to let it lease a unit it owns to a Moby Dick Restaurant fish-and-chips franchise because the second word in the eatery's name...

Miniature World in Victoria, Canada

The Empress is the most famous hotel in Victoria, maybe in all of British Columbia. It has a long and storied history, full of everything a grand hotel needs—elegance, high tea, a touch of royalty, and a healthy dose of scandal. There...Show More Summary

Innovative Seaspan Ferry Enters Service

Seaspan Ferries Corporation’s (SFC) Seaspan Swift, a new hybrid LNG fueled and battery powered ferry, entered service between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. The innovative vessels is classed by Bureau Veritas, and it is…

Seaspan's Hybrid LNG Ferry Classed by BV

Bureau Veritas congratulates owners Seaspan as their new emission reducing ferry enters service between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Seaspan Swift is Seaspan Ferries Corporation’s (SFC) new dual-fuelled / hybrid - diesel, liquefied natural gas and battery powered ferry.

Seaspan's Hybrid LNG fuelled/battery powered Ferry Classed by BV

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas congratulates owners Seaspan as their new emission reducing ferry enters service between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Seaspan Swift is Seaspan Ferries Corporation’s (SFC) new dual-fuelled / hybrid - diesel…

Ultimate Sport Fishing and Wildlife Experience with Langara Fishing Adventures

Langara Fishing Adventures has operated in British Columbia’s remote Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) since 1985. Langara Island lies just south of Alaska and is home to one of the richest marine environments on earth. Show More Summary

Riding an Avalanche

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

In this video, Tom Oye was snowboarding at Whistler, British Columbia, when an avalanche opened up beneath his feet. His helmet cam gives us his personal POV as he was tossed down the mountain. (YouTube link) But listen: that mechanical sound you hear is Oye's inflatable backpack airbag deploying, designed for just such an emergency. Show More Summary

A Snowboarder in Whistler Is Saved From an Avalanche by an Inflatable Backpack

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Helmet cam footage captures a snowboarder in Whistler, British Columbia being saved from an avalanche by an inflatable backpack he deployed once the ground began to fall from beneath him. The Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Avalanche Airbag Pack kept the snowboarder above the mass of sliding snow, and he escaped unharmed as another snowboarder […]

Snowboarder films airbag saving him from terrifying avalanche; video

On Wednesday, a snowboarder in Whistler, British Columbia, recorded the terrifying moment that he had to deploy an airbag to stay on top of a massive avalanche in the backcountry: That video comes from Tom Oye, a native of Adelaide,Show More Summary

British Columbia gives environmental okay to Kinder Morgan pipeline

(Reuters) - British Columbia said on Wednesday it had given the green light to an environmental assessment of Kinder Morgan Inc's Trans Mountain oil pipeline project, which crosses the Western Canadian province.

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