VICTORIA—A geologist's discovery of a mysterious claw in rocks along a rail line in British Columbia's northern wilderness almost 50 years ago has led to the recognition of the first dinosaur species unique to the province.
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VICTORIA—One of Canada's oldest fall fairs is putting a new twist on its annual showcase of local livestock, produce and fruit by adding a new category for best home-grown marijuana.
The Cowichan Exhibition in Duncan, B.C., which dates back to 1868, has created a best cannabis category to embrace legalization and celebrate local pot growers, said exhibition vice-president Bud James.
VICTORIA—When Elizabeth May walks down the aisle, she'll be dressed for her wedding along with Earth Day.
The Green party leader and British Columbia entrepreneur John Kidder will exchange wedding vows this afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, and May will be adorning more greenery than just a bouquet.
VICTORIA—Maxime Comtois, the lone veteran on Canada's world junior hockey team, hopes his teammates learn from yesterday's victory.
Comtois had two goals and two assists in Canada's 5-3 win over Switzerland in a pre-tournament game designed to help both squads prepare for the world junior championship that begins on Boxing Day in Vancouver and Victoria.
VICTORIA—A group of homeless people who pitched tents in a B.C. provincial park near Victoria are expected to move into approved shelters and living spaces before a government-imposed deadline, Housing minister Selina Robinson said yesterday.
VICTORIA—A female killer whale that was seen pushing the body of its newborn calf after it died last week appears in good health and is getting help from members of her pod, says a whale scientist.
VICTORIA—A hiking date on Vancouver Island for two friends turned into a life-saving rescue from the edge of a frigid waterfall that earned Janson Chapman a bravery medal and a lifetime partner.
VICTORIA—Her life was steeped in classical music but Ida Halpern was passionate about the songs of British Columbia's indigenous people—music she set out to prove was equal to that of Bach and Mozart.
Halpern's more than 500 recordings, transcriptions, and handwritten notes comprise a unique indigenous collection at the Royal B.C. Museum.
VICTORIA—British Columbians are invited to help shape a referendum planned for next fall that could reform the province's voting system in time for the next election in 2021.
Attorney General David Eby said yesterday the government has launched its “How We Vote” website, asking for public input on the question or questions that will be on the referendum ballot.
VICTORIA—The clock that counts down to the expected defeat of Premier Christy Clark's minority government in British Columbia started ticking today with the introduction of a throne speech.
After that, the province will watch for a confidence vote that is expected to lead to an NDP government propped up by the Green Party.