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Popular Baby Names in British Columbia, 2014

Olivia and Ethan were the most popular baby names in British Columbia in 2014. more

The Economist Gets a Proper Canadian Rebuke

Tuesday night on Twitter, the Prime Minister of British Columbia threw it back in The Economist’s face. Relax Vancouver. I get called boring too. It means things work. Besides, can’t argue with The Economist. They’re experts on boring. —...Show More Summary

Blue Hawk Mine in Kelowna, Canada

The Blue Hawk Mine in woods of British Columbia, Canada is that rare brand of abandoned mine that has not been turned into a tourable attraction for adventurous tourists, but is still a dangerous and enigmatic abandoned site. The mine...Show More Summary

Squirrel blamed by Canadian drivers who followed too closely

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A squirrel, crossing the road in Nanaimo, British Columbia, was blamed after a driver braked hard to avoid it and was rear-ended by other vehicles. Three trucks ended up in the multi-vehicle snarlup, according to the RCMP, with one damaged so badly it had to be towed.

Your New Bionic Lenses Are B.S

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

A British Columbia doctor claims to have invented a bionic lens that gives you three times better vision than 20/20. Meet the latest entry into the realm of healthcare magical realism.

Bionic Eye Promises To Give Its Wearer Vision Better Than 20/20

The future is here because according to Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist from British Columbia, he claims to have invented a bionic eye that will give its wearer vision three times better than 20/20 and the good news is that it will last you an entire lifetime. Show More Summary

Newspaper carrier attacked by drunken men, delivers papers anyway

Alberni Valley Times A newspaper carrier for the Alberni Valley Times in Port Alberni, British Columbia, was waylaid by two drunken men while attempting to distribute papers early Thursday morning, but that didn’t deter him from finishing...Show More Summary

Teenage hacker arrested for stalking and ‘swatting’ female gamers who turned him down

A 17-year-old hacker from British Columbia, Canada pleaded guilty on Wednesday to 23 charges of extortion, public mischief, false police reports, and criminal harassment. The teen had been targeting “mostly young, female gamers” who had resisted his advances and denied his friend requests on the popular video game League of Legends. Show More Summary

This insane device promises perfect vision for the rest of your life

An optometrist from British Columbia believes he’s invented the holy grail of corrective lenses: A device that lets you see “three times better than 20/20 vision” without wearing any contacts or glasses at all — for an entire lifetime. Show More Summary

Lizard Squad teen pleads guilty to 23 charges of harassment

A 17-year-old member of hacking group Lizard Squad has pleaded guilty to 23 charges relating to online harassment. The teenager, from British Columbia in Canada, appeared in court this week charged with various counts of public mischief, criminal harassment and extortion. Show More Summary

Discovery of the Day: Canoeists Find Man’s Ashes in Bottle, Will Bring Him on Race to Alaska

6 days agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

A group of canoeists in British Columbia called the “Soggy Beavers” found a strange bottle while paddling around the Victoria Harbor last week. And when they opened it up, they were shocked to find cremated remains. “All of us are thinking,...Show More Summary

The Rebel’s breakout star Lauren Southern: “I’m trying to go against everything I’ve been taught”

Lauren Southern’s first video for TheRebel.media – “Why I Am Not a Feminist” – went viral, getting well over half a million views. I was in British Columbia recently, and caught up with Southern to talk about why she thinks her videos are so popular. She’s still a university student, so she shares some depressing stories about […]

17-Year-Old Swatter Sounds Like A Complete Asshole

A 17-year-old in British Columbia, Canada—that’s him above—plead guilty to 23 cases of extortion, public mischief and criminal harassment. What does that mean, exactly? He’s terrifying. Read more...

The skyscrapers of the future will be made of wood

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green was unequivocal at a conference at which I heard him speak a while ago: “We grow trees in British Columbia that are 35 storeys tall, so why do our building codes restrict timber buildings to only five storeys?” True, regulations in that part of Canada have...

British Columbia Makes New Promises to LNG Giant, Despite First Nation Opposition

6 days agoNews : Vice News

New agreements with the Petronas-led Pacific NorthWest LNG are designed to secure a $36-billion liquefied natural gas pipeline and export facility on Canada's northwest coast.

Live From Fort Langley, BC…It’s ResQte Of The Week!

Cute photos of kittehs are terrific, but if you can get ’em LIVE LIVE LIVE from The Great White North, well, that takes up it a notch! Jaclyn M. says “TinyKittens is a rescue in British Columbia who run webcams showing the animals they are fostering. Through various streams, you can watch their cats live, […]

British Columbia Signs LNG Deal with Petronas

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has announced an agreement in principle with Pacific NorthWest LNG, owned in majority by Malaysia's Petronas, for a liquefied natural

Poisoning Fish Is A Violation Of Treaty #8

First Nations Treaty Rights vs BC & Canadian Governments on the Proposed Site C Dam Originally published on the ECOreport Though construction on British Columbia’s W.A.C. Bennet dam began 54 years ago, fish are still so contaminated with mercury they are unfit for human consumption. Show More Summary

I Heart My Island: Haida Gwaii

Artist Patrick Wesley was born and raised on Haida Gwaii, a 155-mile-long torch-shaped archipelago slung off British Columbia's North Coast. A native Haida, Patrick began honing his carving skills while still a teenager, and has spent his life creating beautiful works from wood, silver, gold, ivory, and argillite. Show More Summary

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