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B.C. Nun Awake During Live-Streamed Heart Surgery

CBC | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Less than an hour after having heart surgery on Monday, Sister Theresa Stickley was alert and in high spirits, and was looking forward to going home t...

Woodfibre LNG Is Litmus Test For Squamish Municipal Candidates

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

The Woodfibre LNG issue in Squamish holds vast importance for the broader community, the province, the country, even the world at large. It's that big.

LOOK: Stupid Sexy Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

OK, OK, we don't exactly need another reminder of the beauty of the Greater Vancouver region, but sometimes a photo comes along that is simply way too...

It's Time For Squamish To Grow a Pair And Get Political

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

Like it or not, it's time for Squamish to grow a pair and get political. Stop, even for a few hours, the trail bike riding. The hiking. The mountain climbing. The kite boarding. If the mudders really want to "live the life," then it's time to really get dirty. But by putting a little time aside for arguing and debating for the environment you so immensely enjoy.

What Kitimat Can Teach Squamish About Standing Up To Big Projects

David Burke | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Burke

Enbridge is expected to be a significant issue in this fall's municipal election campaign in Kitimat, just as Woodfibre LNG is expected to be in Squamish.

Some Of Canada's Most Valuable Land Sold To B.C. First Nations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Three British Columbia First Nations have agreed to a partnership deal with a federal government body over three valuable parcels of land ...

Citizens Should Demand That B.C. 'Completely Rethink' Its LNG Strategy: Expert

David Burke | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Burke

Given all the impacts and uncertainties, he added, "Maybe one of the best things you can do in British Columbia is kee this resource in the ground."

What B.C.'s Proposed Woodfibre LNG Plant Means

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The next election is in 2017. You suspect that voters might want to see a little something for all the hype before then, so what to do? Well, take one of the proposed projects and slam the pedal to the metal. And by all accounts, that project is the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish.

Hiker Falls To His Death Climbing Glacier Near Squamish

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SQUAMISH, B.C. - A male has fallen to his death while hiking a mountain near Squamish, B.C.RCMP say he fell while climbing Stadium Glacier, which is o...

Squamish Was A Much-Needed Reminder Festivals Are About Music

Sara Harowitz | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Music
Sara Harowitz

The event, located about an hour north of Vancouver in Squamish, B.C., brought over 100,000 fans together. And while there were definitely a lot of people overdoing it with substances, the festival was able to remind me why we go to these things in the first place: the music.

Connecting The Dots Between Mount Polley Mine Owner, Squamish LNG, Harper

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

With the curtains slowly opening around politicians and corporate owners, the sordid, unholy bedfellow goings-on would make Ron Jeremy blush. (Cover your eyes now children and those pure of heart.)

Squamish Music Festival-Goers Warned About Unsafe Party Drugs

CBC | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Music

Deaths and dozens of drug overdoses at summer music festivals have prompted B.C.'s coroner's office to warn Squamish Music Festival goers this weekend...

An 'Epic' LNG Battle Pits Squamish Against B.C. Liberals

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

We all have busy lives. And that's exactly how the more mischievous of politicians like it. A busy, distracted, and somewhat plump populace who, even if they find out about a government program they don't like, won't quite be able to find the time, energy, or solidarity to do battle. In the case of B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her grandiose LNG dream, that's the modus operandi.

LOOK: Sea To Sky Gondola Opens

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Sea to Sky Gondola officially opened Friday, boasting killer views from 2,700 feet above sea level. The eight-passenger walk-on gondola will ta...

Squamish on the Precipice: Saying 'No' to LNG

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

We were told how other towns that accepted this industrial turn now look. It's not pretty. "Drive through some of those towns," we were told. See for yourselves what industry has delivered. Smell the air. Look around. See what these oil and gas facilities have done to communities.

LOOK: Old Trees Into Art

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Brazilian sculptor Hugo França has arrived in B.C. to participate in the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale. França is converting the trunks and roots ...

LOOK: Majestic Migration Of Eagles, Salmon

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

While photographing the wildlife in Squamish, B.C., Martin Gregus Jr. grew so fond of a particular bald eagle that he ended up naming him James. Ja...

Arcade Fire, Eminem Headline Squamish Music Fest

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

This summer's Squamish Valley Music Festival is set to be the biggest in its history, with Arcade Fire, Eminem and Bruno Mars headlining the three-day...

Overcoming Fear of White-Water Rafting in British Columbia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

As the guide details how he plans to retrieve each of us when we do fall into the chilly Cheakamus River I am thinking about hanging up my oar and making for higher ground. For you, I undertook my first white-water rafting trip, a two-hour thrill ride that was far safer than anything I expected and gave me a new appreciation for the soft-core adventures Canada offers.

Bored With the Gym? Go to Squamish

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Squamish easily earns its title as "Canada's Outdoor Recreation Playground" with the many elements that provide a natural workout for this very active community. Hiking The Chief, Canada's largest granite monolith, offers a natural and scenic Stairmaster, featuring a steep hiking trail up over 600 meters of rocky terrain.

The 20 Best Restaurants in British Columbia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Brijbassi

I just returned from a two-week journey to British Columbia that I didn't anticipate being a mind-blowing culinary tour. We like lists at Vacay.ca, so here are the 20 best places I dined in British Columbia during the past two weeks.

Missing Canoeist Presumed Dead Near Squamish

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

SQUAMISH, B.C. - An elderly canoeist is missing and presumed drowned after flipping his small craft while paddling in waters around Squamish, B.C.Offi...

Wildlife Watching In Stanley Park

Vacay.ca | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

Stanley Park is 1,001 acres of forest that extends into the Burrard Inlet, the water that separates Vancouver from the North Shore mountains. It's one of Vancouver's most iconic views: looking up from the park onto the snow-covered peaks, or looking down from the peaks to the harbour and the ocean.

Quest University's Untraditional Approach To Education

John F. Gray | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Once you get past the breathtaking natural scenery and vistas of Squamish, B.C., and the architectural beauty of the campus buildings, and get talking with the students and staff of Quest University you know you've stepped into a community that doesn't have the same resonance of a large research institution.

A Great Family Vacation in Whistler

Vitamin Daily | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

So far, our kid-friendly travel itineraries have taken us to New York and Portland; this week, Alexandra Suhner Isenberg of VitaminDaily.com brings us a snowy family retreat to Squamish/Whistler. Don't forget the mittens!