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Farmers Pushing To Hunt 'Out Of Control' Canada Geese

CBC | CBC News | Posted 01.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"When they are hungry, they are eating and are just devastating too many crops."

5 Resolutions B.C. MLAs Should Ponder For The New Year

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It's that time of year when many of us consider making a few resolutions for self-improvement. In the spirit of the season, it only seems fitting to suggest five resolutions for the British Columbia's MLAs.

End Christy Clark's Unnecessary And Cruel War On Wildlife

Jeff Matthews | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

For most Canadians, the end of the Harper era brought hope for the return of reason to environmental policy in this country. Not so on the West Coast, where B.C. premier Christy Clark has assumed the Harper mantle of industrialization over conservation and declared her own war against wildlife.

Paris Agreement Proves That Compromise Isn't A Dirty Word

Rupert Potter | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Rupert Potter

I've always believed that if you shut people in a room for long enough, they'll find something to agree on. A fiery debate maybe more fun, particularly over a drink with friends, but if it never reaches resolution it never actually achieves anything. Agreements can come naturally, but more often they don't -- in which case they require capitulation or compromise. Given that no one likes capitulation (unless it's by the other person) compromise has to be the norm. So it was at the COP21 in Paris.

Agreements Made In Paris Will Guide Our Climate Future

Rupert Potter | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Rupert Potter

The meeting is a key opportunity for international leaders to reach agreement on next steps: an agreement that should be ambitious, pushing us further along the path of emissions reductions; an agreement that is legally binding; and one which is supported by regular defined reviews to help tie us to our commitments.

Getting To Zero: A Call For World AIDS Day

Dr. Julio Montaner | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Dr. Julio Montaner

UNAIDS has embraced the ambitious goal of ending the AIDS by 2030, and this has now been formally endorsed within the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals agenda. On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS will be calling for the world to achieve: "Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths."

A Vision To Create The Royal Canadian Principality of Surrey

Alex Sangha | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

Surrey needs to start being treated by Victoria and Ottawa as the big city and urban centre in the province!

4 Grizzly Bear Attacks In 2 Weeks In B.C.

CBC | CBC | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A hunter came between a mother grizzly, her cub and a recent elk kill

One Year In, Residents Remain Frustrated with Superficial Cleanup of Mount Polley Spill

Carol Linnitt | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"It's not just what the breach did environmentally to us; it's what has happened with the bad publicity we got when this went around the world. That also hurt everybody here."

Top 9 Scandals Of Christy Clark, B.C. Liberal Party

Sarah Miller | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

I'm still confused at how no one in her close circle of advisors could see the impending backlash that would follow this brain-dead idea.

When it Makes Sense to Consider a 35-Year Mortgage

Atrina Kouroshnia | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Atrina Kouroshnia

With high prices and many potential buyers struggling to enter the market, some buyers are considering stretching out their payments with a 35-year amortization rather than the typical 25-year amortization that most Canadian homebuyers use.

B.C.'s Plan to Protect Endangered Caribou Is Flawed

Carol Linnitt | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

B.C. will continue to kill wolves for at least a decade in an attempt to save endangered caribou according to government documents released this week -- but new research re-confirms that caribou declines are primarily caused by industrial development.

Rio Tinto Alcan Is Harming Kitimat Households

Carol Linnitt | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

Increased sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the expanded Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) aluminum smelter in Kitimat, B.C. will result in increased health costs for local households, an expert witness told an Environmental Appeals Board panel in Victoria, Monday.

Fresh Takes on Richmond's Tasty Chinese Food Scene

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

I visited Sun Sui Wah last month during Chinese New Year celebrations. It was one of a handful of Richmond restaurants I dined at. Here are some thoughts on others worth visiting.

One Vancouver Restaurant's Fascinating Love Story

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Brijbassi

It's not unusual for a restaurant owner to name his establishment after the woman he loves. Robbie Kane, though, did it before he even met her.

Is Now the Time To Refinance? Run The Numbers First

Atrina Kouroshnia | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Atrina Kouroshnia

With talk about interest rates lowering even further after the Bank of Canada's surprise announcement several weeks ago, many homeowners across B.C. are likely wondering if it's time to refinance their mortgage and take advantage of lower rates.

B.C. Wolf Cull Will Likely Last 5 Years: Deputy Minister

CBC | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"We're going to be doing this for the next five years."

Nanaimo Considers Mandatory Cat Licences

CBC British Columbia | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Nanaimo, B.C. city council recently passed a motion to work on a bylaw that would require residents to license their cats, despite staff recommendatio...

Companies Will Now Have To Pay For B.C. Groundwater

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Companies will pay little more than a toonie.

Alaskans Ring Alarm Over Potential For More Mount Polley Disasters

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

"We take all the risks and the costs and get none of the benefits."

Travel: Panorama B.C.

Vitamin Daily | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Our winter weekend getaway to the new-and-improved Panorama Mountain Resort in southeast B.C. took us to the top of the world--here's our itinerary to help you achieve great heights, too.

A Message To People Who Bash Surrey, B.C.

Alex Sangha | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

Many people in Surrey are hard-working families and just trying to get by. The last thing these families and their children need is your social stigma thrown at them.

Vancouver Real Estate: What Happens When An Appraisal Falls Short

Atrina Kouroshnia | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Atrina Kouroshnia

Bidding wars for Vancouver real estate can have unintended consequences if a buyer offers more than the property's appraised value.

How To Live To 101

Sarah Collins | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Collins

Here are Grandma J's tips for living to 101

Separate B.C. Crashes Leave 11 Dead In 24 Hours

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Twenty people have died on British Columbia's highways and roads in the last week, 11 of them within the last 24 hours.Coroner Barb McLint...