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Time for British Columbia to end its disgraceful assault on grizzly bears

More than 10,000 supporters of Humane Society International/Canada have signed a letter to British Columbia premier Christy Clark, asking her to ban the grizzly hunt. Photo by Ray Rafiti It’s an image that millions of people who’ve watched...Show More Summary

She’s in British Columbia Denial

Girl #1: My brother drives between Alaska and Colorado once a year. It’s a really long drive. Girl #2: Wait… I thought Alaska wasn’t connected to America. Guy: It’s connected to Canada. Girl #2: So, there’s like, a bridge? Guy: No. It’s connected to Canada. Girl #2: No, it’s not! It’s an island. Canada breaks […]

Avalanche flows like a rushing river past skiers in amazing spectacle; video

A group of backcountry skiers walking down a forest service road in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia discovered a sign that read “Expect the unexpected.” Little did they know how prophetic the message would be. As they moved along...Show More Summary

Bubble of Spacetime --"A 'Time Machine' That Moves Greater Than Speed of Light Allowing It to Travel Back and Forward in Time"

After some serious number crunching, a University of British Columbia researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine --a bubble of space-time geometry which carries its contents backward and forwards through space and time as...        

British Columbia Lawmakers Promise to End Controversial Grizzly Hunt

90 percent of British Columbia residents oppose the hunt, and the party reverses course.

UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.

What the 15-percent foreign buyer tax has done for Canadian (and American) real estate

In August 2016, anyone from a country other than Canada who was closing on a house in Vancouver (or elsewhere in British Columbia) was slapped with significant sticker shock when the government unveiled a 15-percent tax on real estate sales to foreign buyers...

Christian speaks out against transgender candidate in Vancouver

Bill Whatcott is handing out flyers to 'share my concern about the promotion and growth of homosexuality and transvestitism in British Columbia.'

Pope Urges Solidarity and Compassion in 1st-Ever Papal TED Talk

The pope surprised an audience in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a prerecorded talk for the TED conference with the theme "The Future You."

Survey Results Show Small Majority in BC Favor Tolling

CBC News reports on Vote Compass response data regarding the toll issue in British Columbia’s election. “A majority of respondents... said the cost of new bridges in the Lower Mainland should be paid for by user tolls, but people who...Show More Summary

Thought Antarctica's biodiversity was doing well? Think again

(University of British Columbia) Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are not in better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

The BC NDP’s friend is the enemy of BC: the headlines

Here is this morning’s big news, from the Post’s Drew Hasselback, which will take bread off the table for 25,000 Canadian families, most of them in British Columbia: Canada vows to fight ‘unfair and punitive duty’ as Trump slaps tariff on softwood lumber And here is a headline from a short while ago, from the […]

New chlamydia drug targets discovered using CRISPR and stem cells

(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at the University of British Columbia have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the human immune system. The results, reported today (April 25) in Nature Communications, identify novel drug targets for the sexually transmitted disease.

Proton Arc and Auroras Captured Above British Columbia | Time-Lapse Video

Vanexus Photography captured a stunning view of a proton arc (white/grey line seen on the left) and the northern lights above Porteau Cove Provincial Park on May 8, 2016.

British Columbia Winery Has Trademark Opposed By Pre-Packaged Foods Company For Some Reason

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I have personally made something of a crusade as of late out of my position that the world's trademark offices need to be more nuanced when it comes to the alcohol industry. Far too many disputes have arisen recently between beer breweries,...Show More Summary

Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting rates

(University of British Columbia) Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests.The study shows that placing bins 1.5 meters away from suite doors drastically boosts recycling and composting rates by 141 per cent. The findings highlight how small changes in convenience can have a big impact on performance.

Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients sooner

(University of British Columbia) People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from people with the condition.

Buntzen Lake Powerhouses in Anmore, Canada

The area around Indian Arm in British Columbia is a great place to go for a hike; the many trails are accessible by foot, by mountain bike, and by horse. But beware around the Buntzen powerhouses on area's eastern shore: There were some...Show More Summary

Drug created from malaria parasite shows promise as bladder cancer treatment

(University of British Columbia) A drug created from a malaria protein stopped tumor growth of chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, offering hope for cancer patients not responding to standard treatments.

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