We call it "The Splash," — the striking image and headlines that greet you at The Huffington Post B.C. homepage. It's our signature statement on the news and current affairs, at any moment.
It can be cheeky or serious, surprising or thought-provoking. In any case, one glance should tell you you're reading The HuffPost B.C. and there's nothing else like it.
Here’s a collection of our favourite splashes since we launched in August. Tell us which is your favourite!
Oct. 19, 2012
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/19/richmond-councillor-snow-geese-cull_n_2162412.html">Glut of geese</a> perplexes Richmond, B.C.
Sept. 26, 2012
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/26/christy-clark-letter-alison-redford-northern-gateway_n_1917464.html">B.C. Premier Christy Clark invited her Alberta counterpart</a> for a sit-down meeting. But the invitation to Alison Redford isn't exactly a thaw in the relationship that grew frosty over B.C.'s five demands that must be met before the province will support Enbridge's bid to build the Northern Gateway pipeline.
Nov. 23, 2012
The Victoria federal byelection has become a messy, smelly and often rancorous campaign with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/22/victoria-byelection-sewage-treatment-floatie_n_2176297.html">sewage treatment — specifically, Victoria's lack of it </a>— emerging as the primary campaign issue.
Dec. 8, 2012
Prime Minister Stephen Harper ended months of market uncertainty by approving the foreign takeovers of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. and Progress Energy Resources Corp. but insisted future appropriations by state-owned firms in the oilsands would become the exception rather than rule. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/07/cnooc-nexen-takeover-deal-approved_n_2259852.html">China's CNOOC and Malaysia's Petronas</a>, both Asian state-controlled enterprises, received approval as part of a wide-ranging update of foreign-takeover rules.
Dec. 17, 2012
Greater Vancouver posted the country's<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/17/vancouver-real-estate-decline-new-home-sales_n_2316355.html?utm_hp_ref=vancouver-housing"> worst new home listings</a> in November, the Canadian Real Estate Association said.
Nov. 19, 2012
Three former <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/19/budget-rent-a-car-ripoffs_n_2157713.html">Budget Rent a Car</a> employees allege the Vancouver-area operation systematically and intentionally rips off customers, by grossly overcharging for minor repairs that sometimes aren’t even done.
Oct. 1, 2012
This is not a story of Tibet or the Amazon, of life on the Arctic ice or in the searing sands of the Sahara. It is a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/wade-davis/bc-sacred-headwaters-pipelines-tarsands-stikine_b_1926222.html">story of my own backyard</a>, a land known to the Tahltan people and all the First Nations of British Columbia as the Sacred Headwaters, the birthplace of the three great free flowing salmon rivers of home, the Stikine, Skeena and Nass.
Aug. 21, 2012
A <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/19/enbridge-northern-gateway-video-dogwood_n_1807599.html">dazzling video</a> has hit the Internet in response to a promotional ad by Enbridge that omitted about 1,000 kilometres of islands along B.C.'s Douglas Channel.
Oct. 3, 2010
Age be damned. An elderly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/10/03/esther-martin-kafer-oldest-couple-kilimanjaro_n_1937621.html">Vancouver couple successfully climbed Africa's highest mountain</a>, becoming the oldest known couple to do so.
Oct. 11, 2012
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/10/11/amanda-todd-teen-bullying-suicide-youtube_n_1959668.html?">Amanda Todd</a>, a Vancouver-area teen who used YouTube to share her heart-wrenching story of being bullied online and beaten at school has killed herself, unleashing a torrent of social media condolences and soul-searching.
Sept. 3, 2012
Summer officially draws to a close as <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/02/the-fair-at-pne-vancouver_n_1851121.html">The Fair at Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition</a> wraps up.
Aug. 17, 2012
Vancouver's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/17/gary-paterson-united-church-gay-vancouver_n_1799476.html">Rev. Gary Paterson</a> has been elected moderator of the United Church of Canada, marking the first time that position has been held by an openly gay person.
Aug. 27, 2012
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/26/lydia-ko-canadian-womens-open-lpga_n_1832220.html">Lydia Ko</a>, 15, ran away with the Canadian Women's Open to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history and only the fifth amateur champion.
Sept. 26, 2012
The sisters of a woman slain on the so-called <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/26/highway-of-tears-gale-ann-weys-fowler_n_1917709.html">Highway of Tears</a> are pleading with the public for help, one day after RCMP announced a U.S. convict was likely responsible for her death.
Nov. 22, 2012
A B.C.-based company is proposing a<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/21/oil-sands-railway-northern-gateway-first-nations_n_2170781.html"> way to transport oil sands crude</a> to the West Coast — without a pipeline.
Oct. 30, 2012
A New Democrat government would do everything in its power to extricate Canada from a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/10/30/china-canada-trade-deal-fipa_n_2042962.html">controversial and imminent investment treaty with China</a> if it turns out the agreement isn't in the best interests of Canadians, says leader Tom Mulcair.
Aug. 24, 2012
A <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/23/wouldnt-piss-on-them-if-they-were-on-fire_n_1826402.html">scathing report to a B.C. inquiry</a> looking into the years before the arrest of convicted killer Robert William Pickton recommends giving financial compensation to the children of Vancouver’s missing women as well as decriminalizing the sex trade.
Oct. 24, 2012
The newest census figures show <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/10/24/punjabi-chinese-top-vancouver-immigrant-languages_n_2010118.html">Chinese languages and Punjabi</a> are the dominant immigrant languages spoken in Metro Vancouver homes.
Sept. 14, 2012
The British Columbia government responds to nearly a quarter of all requests under <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/13/bc-foi-privacy-freedom-information-records_n_1881777.html">freedom-of-information laws</a> by insisting it has no records to offer, according to statistics compiled by a group that argues the dramatic increase in such cases raises serious questions about public accountability.
Aug. 29, 2012
From a 765 sq-foot apartment in Vancouver to a home on five acres of land in Smithers, to houseboats, here's a list of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/28/bc-mls-real-estate_n_1838864.html">what $300,000 can buy in B.C.</a> for August 2012.
Sept. 12, 2012
Drivers of passenger cars will pay $1.50 to cross the new <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/12/port-mann-bridge-tolls_n_1878883.html">Port Mann Bridge</a> when tolling starts this December, a rate 50 per cent less than originally planned.
Sept. 6, 2012
Corrections Canada put out a request for a proposal for a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/05/wiccan-priest-bc-prison_n_1858983.html">Wiccan chaplain in British Columbia</a> who would provide about 17 hours of service a month, about an hour less service than the department says it needs for the Jewish faith.
Aug. 26, 2012
The Huffington Post B.C. caught up with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/24/bc-angels-lingerie-football-league_n_1829565.html">Lingerie Football League BC Angels</a>' running back Stephanie Manou before the team kicks off its season.
Aug. 16, 2012
There will be no changes to the creation of a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/16/burnaby-north-seymour-bc-federal-electoral-boundaries-commission_n_1774225.html">controversial new federal riding</a> in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, says a commissioner charged with redrawing B.C.’s electoral map.