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British Columbia's NDP introduces motion to topple provincial government

(Reuters) - British Columbia's New Democrats introduced a non-confidence motion in the Western Canadian province's government on Monday, setting the stage for the ruling Liberals to be toppled on Thursday after 16 years in power.

Pedestrians & Cyclists Add To Vancouver’s Downtown Businesses

Contrary to what some urban business owners expected, the global shift to alternate transportation has not adversely effected their revenue streams. A new report shows the transition taking place in British Columbia, where pedestrians...Show More Summary

Mother/Daughter Duo Complete 2300 KM Coast Mountain Range Ski Traverse In British Columbia, Canada

Coast Mountain Range, British Columbia – Over the course of six months Tania and Martina Halik completed the Coast Mountain Range ski traverse, aka the Coast Mountain Epic, in British Columbia, Canada. The mother/daughter team started this mountain journey on January 6th, 2017 in Squamish, BC and completed it on June 21st, 2017 in Skagway, AK. Show More Summary

How AI helped auction off $19 billion worth of radio spectrum

(University of British Columbia) Mobile phone carriers scooped up airwaves no longer needed by television broadcasters last March in a $19 billion auction designed by UBC and Stanford University researchers.

Steelhead trout population declines linked with poor survival of young fish in the ocean

Steelhead trout are entrenched in the economy, ecology, and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Declining numbers of steelhead in the rivers flowing through British Columbia, Washington state, and Oregon are troubling fishers and fisheries managers alike. Show More Summary

Canada Is Restoring Historic Trump Family Brothel

At the end of the 19th century in a booming Canadian gold rush town, patrons of the Arctic Restaurant and Hotel could buy moose, cranberries, caribou, and even swan meat. And, of course, sex. The Arctic in Bennett, British Columbia, is the surprising place where "the Trump empire began," and...

Tyrannosaur Skull from British Columbia

Hiker Finds Part of a Tyrannosaur Skull Near Tumbler Ridge Fossil hunter Rick Lambert was hiking in the Tumbler Ridge area of British Columbia when he spotted an unusual object partially exposed in a large rock.  It turns out the eagle-eyed chiropractor from Vancouver Island had found the maxilla bone from a Tyrannosaur skull.  

Supreme Court Rules Facebook Can’t Contract Out of B.C. Privacy Law

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision this morning on the enforceability of forum selection clauses in online contracts, rejecting Facebook's effort to block a privacy class action lawsuit in British Columbia on the grounds that its own contract specified that legal actions be brought in California. Show More Summary

Tiny pod hotel is coming to North America's biggest ski area

It’s Canada’s first micro hotel Canada is joining the pod hotel craze, with the country’s first pod hotel currently under construction in the pricey ski town of Whistler, British Columbia. The $10 million new Pangea Pod Hotel will host 88 self-contained sleeping pods that will be available for nightly rentals. Show More Summary

Amazing elevated museum lets you stroll through the treetops in British Columbia

This angular museum meanders through a forest in British Columbia. Canadian firm Patkau Architects designed the elevated building to house a private collector's artwork and keep it safe from flooding. The museum's linear succession of spaces creates a promenade that evokes the experience of strolling through the forest.[...]

Solemn EF for St John the Baptist in Victoria, BC

The cathedral of St Andrew in Victoria, British Columbia, will have a solemn High Mass this Saturday for the feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist, starting at 11 a.m., the first such Mass held there since the liturgical reform. The church is located at 740 View Street.

Nagano assistant wins Canadian orchestra

Dina Gilbert has been chosen as music director of the Kamloops Symphony in British Columbia. She was assistant conductor to Kent Nagano at the Montreal Symphony from 2013-16 and is represented by the Tokyo agency, Kajimoto. Photo: Nadia Zheng

The shocking moment a bear casually gets into a van

Matt Patterson, from Whistler in British Columbia, caught the human-like animal encounter on his mobile phone.

British Columbia’s undiscovered gems – a ski safari

If you like small resorts with huge dumps of snow, small numbers of skiers and large amounts of sunshine, look no further than the sunny side of the Rockies. Each of the resorts has enough to keep you happy for a week, but in my opinion,...Show More Summary

Alaska-Bound: The First 10 Days

Alaska, here we come! It didn't take long to get used to converting miles to kilometers and quickly assessing bridge heights in meters. We've had some must-do stops planned along the way so we can absorb as much of British Columbia as possible while moving systematically toward our goal destination. Here's a quick recap of the food & fun from the first ten days of the trip.

How Vinita Singla Finds Success as a Freelance Multiplatform Journalist

From an early age, Canadian native Vinita Singla has had a knack for all things journalism. That passion and drive has taken Singla from a small city in British Columbia to internships at Mediabistro and CNN, with bylines at the New York Post, CNBC, NBC New York and Huffington Post. Show More Summary

Deadpool 2 Begins Shooting in the X-Men Mansion

The Deadpool 2 crew has taken over Hatley Castle in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as production gets underway.

Naomi Prohaska Becomes Youngest Person To Climb Canada’s Highest Peak

Mount Logan, Yukon – On May 24, 2017 15-year-old Naomi Prohaska of Pemberton, British Columbia summited Mount Logan in Kluane National Park Reserve in the Yukon in Canada. In doing so, she became the youngest person to climb Mount Logan – Canada’s highest peak at 5,959 meters. Show More Summary

How I Saved Hundreds of Dollars on One Car Rental

Seeking a car to rent during my time in Canada to explore Banff National Park and Jasper National Park in Alberta; and Yoho National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, I narrowed my search down to Hertz and viewed...Show More Summary

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