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.
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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.
VICTORIA—British Columbia entered a new stage of political uncertainty yesterday as the final vote count from an election held more than two weeks ago confirmed the province's first minority government in 65 years.
ESQUIMALT, B.C.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says regulating the sale of marijuana will protect young people and take money away from criminal gangs, but the government is drawing the line at pot when it comes to legalizing illicit drugs.
VICTORIA—Prescribing medicinal heroin to prevent overdose deaths might appear to clash with common sense, but the provincial health officer in B.C. is backing the idea because he says European-style drug treatment programs work.
SAANICH, B.C.—The Douglas fir Andy MacKinnon leans against is 40 metres tall.
It’s likely more than 500 years old and its fire-scarred trunk is almost two metres in diameter.
In most other countries, the tree would be the largest in the land, noted MacKinnon, a forest ecologist who spent three decades with British Columbia’s government researching old-growth forests.
VICTORIA—A remote undersea glider equipped with acoustic sensors is patrolling deep-water canyons off the west coast of Vancouver Island in a bid to set up a traffic alert system to prevent large ships from crashing into whales.
VICTORIA—It was the perfect Hollywood ending to a guns-drawn pursuit of a cougar bounding across backyards, over fences, and through garages in a downtown Victoria neighbourhood steps from B.C.’s legislature.