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B.C. Ferries Considers Changes To Service Between Horseshoe Bay And Nanaimo

CBC | Sara Harowitz | November 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A report by BC Ferries looking for efficiencies has raised questions about running ferry service between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo, suggesting that the route may become a passenger-only service or be re-routed entirely through Tsawwassen. The report, which was submitted to the B.C. Ferries Commissioner at the end of September,...

Jumbo Glacier Resort Site Is In Avalanche Zone, Says B.C. NDP

CP | Sara Harowitz | November 5, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
INVERMERE, B.C. - The B.C. New Democrats and governing Liberals can't agree on whether the day lodge for the New Jumbo Glacier Resort is being built in the path of a dangerous avalanche zone.Opposition Leader John Horgan asked Environment Minister Mary Polak to withdraw Jumbo's permit in the legislature on...

To Photograph The Sockeye, You Must Swim With The Sockeye (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | November 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Martin Gregus Jr. is only 18, but he's already an award-winning wildlife photographer. And for his latest project, the North Vancouver native literally swam with the fish. Over three weeks in October, he photographed the celebrated sockeye salmon run in the Adams River near Kamloops,...

North Vancouver Flooding Damages Homes, Closes School

CP | Andree Lau | November 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - As the rain kept falling, boulders started sliding and silt stacked up early Tuesday morning, North Shore homeowner Barbara Brinson relentlessly packed makeshift sand bags and began imagining getting into a new line of work."They said, 'That's it, we shouldn't have more water coming.' You'd start...

Jordan Axani Offering Free Trip Around The World, But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | November 4, 2014 | Canada Living
Just months ago, 28-year-old Toronto man Jordan Axani was looking forward to taking a trip around the world with his sweetheart, Elizabeth Gallagher. Taking advantage of an error on Priceline, they booked a Christmastime trip that would take them from New York to Milan, Prague, Paris, Bangkok and...

Grizzly Bear Turns Into Wannabe Photographer In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | November 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A B.C. photographer is hoping his incredible shot of a grizzly bear toying with his camera equipment goes beyond a fleeting viral trend. Jim Lawrence was trying to capture a photo of the bear fishing for salmon last week in southeastern B.C., but he...

Best Banff Restaurants: Alberta Locals Share Their Top Picks

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | November 3, 2014 | Canada Alberta
Greetings, mountain foodies! A trip to Alberta's Rocky Mountians would not be complete without a stop in Banff to check out Canada's most popular mountain town. And while most people associate Banff with stunning views, luxury hotels and hot springs, it's also a town with...

Kelowna Bus Passenger Stabbed To Death By Man Who Fled: Police

CP | Sara Harowitz | October 31, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
KELOWNA, B.C. - Passengers and the driver on a transit bus in Kelowna, B.C., looked on in horror as a man fatally stabbed another passenger before running from the scene in what police say was a random attack.RCMP Const. Kris Clark said the 55-year-old male victim died on the bus...

Canadian Visa Ban Issued To Residents Of Ebola-Stricken Countries

CP | Zi-Ann Lum | October 31, 2014 | Canada Travel
TORONTO - Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and has closed its doors, effectively immediately, to people from the West African countries battling Ebola.In a move that puts Canada at odds with the World Health Organization, the federal government said Friday it is suspending the issuance of visas for residents...

B.C. Photographer Of The Month: Shane Kalyn (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | October 31, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
November's B.C. Photographer of the Month is inspired by the natural elements. Shane Kalyn says he is "inexplicably" drawn to earth, fire, air, and water, and as such, they are the driving force behind his art. "Through my photos I try to...

Aboriginal Art Hotel In Vancouver Offers Unique Cultural Experience

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | October 31, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Tucked cozily away in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood sits a building that is hard to miss. With ornate aboriginal designs and a majestic totem pole on its roof, this cultural oasis is different from anything else in the city — or even the country, for that matter.

Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort On Sale For Over $10 Million (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | October 31, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Everyone needs a getaway now and again — but why not go the extra mile and buy your very own resort? The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort, located in British Columbia's serene Chilko Valley, is on the market for $10.5 million, according to the Luxury Real Estate...

If Canada Had 36 Provinces, It Might Look Like This

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | October 31, 2014 | Canada
Canada has had no shortage of proposals for new provinces, territories and regions throughout its history. Washington, D.C.-based geographer Alexandr Trubetskoy imagined what it might look like if many of them came to fruition. Last week, he posted the following map to Reddit, where it drew

Gwaii Haanas Selected As National Geographic Travel Award Finalist

CP | Sara Harowitz | October 30, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
GWAII HAANAS, B.C. - A national park at the southern edge of British Columbia's Haida Gwaii archipelago is in the running for a National Geographic travel award.Gwaii Haanas has been selected in partnership with a tourism trade show in Berlin as one of three finalists for a World Legacy Award...

MI-5 Spy Who Outed Nazi Sympathizers In WWII Retired In B.C.

CP | Sara Harowitz | October 29, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
VANCOUVER - To his neighbours on Salt Spring Island, B.C., he was an avid gardener and a history writer who lived a quiet life with his wife and children.But to the British spy agency MI-5, he was a wartime agent who exposed hundreds of Nazi sympathizers and intercepted secrets meant...

Trump Hotel Reflects Youthful, Luxurious Vancouver: Ivanka Trump

Andree Lau | October 29, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ivanka Trump knows how to charm Vancouverites. "The beauty of this city is truly second to none," she says, unprompted. "Vancouver on a purely aesthetic level is one of my favourite cities in the world. Where else do you have this unbelievable urban environment that’s youthful, that’s fun, that’s got...

Mikey McBryan Says Goodbye To 'Ice Pilots NWT'

Chris Jancelewicz | October 28, 2014 | Canada TV
When Mikey McBryan first came to Toronto a half-decade ago to promote the very first season of "Ice Pilots NWT," it was the turning point that "changed everything." The Buffalo Airways personality had already shot the first season of the series, but since no one had seen it,...

False Killer Whale Doesn't Need An Umbrella, Ella, Ella (VIDEO)

Andree Lau | October 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Raindrops keep falling on his head, and Chester the false killer whale loves it. A new video of the rare cetacean, who was rescued in critical condition this summer on a Tofino beach, shows how much the calf is flourishing. The five-month-old mammal is diving deeper,...

Air Canada French Language Services Award Grounded By Supreme Court

Jesse Ferreras | October 29, 2014 | Canada Business
A French-speaking couple cannot sue Air Canada for financial damages after the airline served a Sprite instead of a 7-Up, and did not provide numerous other services in their language, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Tuesday.Michel and Lynda Thibodeau filed eight complaints to the official languages commissioner after

Greatest Places In Canada: Which Canadian Spot Is Your Favourite?

Rebecca Zamon | October 28, 2014 | Canada Living
Canada might be a massive country, but that doesn't hold its people back from claiming their particular spots as being the best in class. Great Places in Canada, a contest run by the Canadian Institute of Planners, asked Canadians earlier this year to nominate areas they felt were...
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