British Columbia

Snowpack levels are at an average of 113 per cent above normal across B.C., leading to an increased risk of spring flooding. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

B.C. spring flood risk ‘increased considerably’ due to colder than normal weather

B.C. River Forecast Centre warns that a prolonged heat wave could result in catastrophic flooding

Snowpack levels are at an average of 113 per cent above normal across B.C., leading to an increased risk of spring flooding. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
BC Ferries will charge a 2.5 per cent fuel surcharge come June 1. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)

BC Ferries upping fuel surcharge to 2.5% as gas prices soar

Gas hit $2.229 per litre in some parts of Metro Vancouver May 8

BC Ferries will charge a 2.5 per cent fuel surcharge come June 1. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Supreme Court rules challenge to health worker vaccine mandate can proceed

Province sought to have challenge against the order tossed

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

B.C. funds concept plan of new urban Indigenous education centre

Province will contribute $2.5 million in funding for the business case development of the project

An architectural rendering of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology campus and Urban Native Youth Association Centre at Commercial Drive and East Hastings in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Bicycle tourist rides through B.C. with his dog en route back to Quebec

Remy Vande Weghe is taking his dog Maya for a very long ride

Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Academics and members of racialized and Indigenous communities in B.C. say anti-racism data collection is a step in the right direction. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

B.C.’s anti-racism legislation could hold real power, if done right: advocates

Data collection must be intersectional and empowering, say academics and community members

Academics and members of racialized and Indigenous communities in B.C. say anti-racism data collection is a step in the right direction. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
British Columbians could be paying up to $2.30 per litre at some points this summer, according to petroleum analyst Dan McTeague. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Buckle up: B.C. gas prices could soar to $2.30 per litre by summer: analyst

Highest prices will be seen in Metro Vancouver, Victoria

British Columbians could be paying up to $2.30 per litre at some points this summer, according to petroleum analyst Dan McTeague. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The multi-day event ran in the Peach City from 2010 to 2018

After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
A screenshot from a YouTube video shot by John Goodell appears to show a very young calf (second from left) swimming alongside members of the southern resident killer whale’s K-pod. (John Goodell/YouTube)

VIDEO: First calf in a decade spotted swimming with K-pod off Oregon coast

YouTube video shows young calf swimming alongside southern resident killer whales

A screenshot from a YouTube video shot by John Goodell appears to show a very young calf (second from left) swimming alongside members of the southern resident killer whale’s K-pod. (John Goodell/YouTube)
'American Idol' contestant Cameron Whitcomb. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: B.C. singer Cameron Whitcomb’s ‘American Idol’ journey

Today in B.C.: Moving to L.A. for career in the entertainment industry

'American Idol' contestant Cameron Whitcomb. (Submitted photo)
ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drivers urged to slow down as summer travel increases speed-related injuries, deaths

Speed contributes to 141 injuries and deaths during each summer month in B.C.

ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)
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$177M in unclaimed funds waiting to be reunited with B.C. owners

The B.C. Unclaimed Property Society says the largest individual unclaimed amount is $1.9 million

(Black Press file photo)
People hold signs during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver in 2020. In March 2022, 165 people died of toxic drug poisoning in B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More than 5 British Columbians died a day from toxic drug poisoning in March

165 people died in total, down from 174 in February and 207 in January

People hold signs during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver in 2020. In March 2022, 165 people died of toxic drug poisoning in B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
There were nearly 400 earthquakes recorded in Canada in the month of April 2022. (MAP COURTESY EARTHQUAKES CANADA)

400 and counting: April a busy month for earthquakes in BC

Few regions in Canada escape Earth’s shake, rattle and roll, says seismologist

There were nearly 400 earthquakes recorded in Canada in the month of April 2022. (MAP COURTESY EARTHQUAKES CANADA)
A pharmacy worker counts pills for a prescription, March 11, 2021. B.C. announced expanded medication coverage on May 3, 2022, including for treating Crohn’s disease and migraines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

B.C. expands PharmaCare coverage for Crohn’s, MS, heart failure, birth control

More medications partially or fully covered as of mid-April

A pharmacy worker counts pills for a prescription, March 11, 2021. B.C. announced expanded medication coverage on May 3, 2022, including for treating Crohn’s disease and migraines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
New regulations on B.C. shooting ranges will not be moving forward. (File photo)

B.C. drops regulations for shooting ranges from legislation meant to curb gun violence

The B.C. Wildlife Federation says the rules would have shuttered ‘more than 100’ ranges

New regulations on B.C. shooting ranges will not be moving forward. (File photo)
A coated (left) versus uncoated catheter. The UBC-developed coating shows promise for preventing infection from implanted medical devices. (Credit: Kizhakkedathu Lab)

UBC-developed silver coating could be answer to bacteria-free catheters, feeding tubes

Implanted medical devices carry a high risk of infection

A coated (left) versus uncoated catheter. The UBC-developed coating shows promise for preventing infection from implanted medical devices. (Credit: Kizhakkedathu Lab)
A B.C. Appeals Court Justice has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against WestJet over a company policy requiring certain travel credits to expire after one year. (WestJet Photo)

Flyer beware: B.C. court dismisses lawsuit against WestJet over expired flight credits

Flight credits, unlike prepaid gift cards, can expire Justice Patrice Abrioux ruled

A B.C. Appeals Court Justice has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against WestJet over a company policy requiring certain travel credits to expire after one year. (WestJet Photo)
FILE Members of the RCMP wait for instructions on what to do on the scene of a shots heard call in Surrey, B.C., Friday, May 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Report on reforming B.C.’s Police Act receives mixed reviews

Indigenous leaders applaud the report while other advocates say the report doesn’t go far enough

FILE Members of the RCMP wait for instructions on what to do on the scene of a shots heard call in Surrey, B.C., Friday, May 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Sheila Malcolmson, B.C. minister of mental health and addictions, said a new team of rights advisors for people involuntarily admitted under the Mental Health Act will increase dignity and respect. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. introducing rights advisors for people involuntarily admitted under Mental Health Act

New service expected to be ready in 2023, offer primarily virtual assistance

Sheila Malcolmson, B.C. minister of mental health and addictions, said a new team of rights advisors for people involuntarily admitted under the Mental Health Act will increase dignity and respect. (Black Press Media file photo)