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What the Supreme Court rulings mean for pipeline proponents (it could be good news)

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


At first glance, the Supreme Court's recent rulings on energy infrastructure might seem like a blow to pro-development forces in Canada. But investors love predictability, and now the approval process for projects is much more clear.

'Dithering' by B.C., Ottawa helped kill Pacific NorthWest LNG, energy CEO says

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Mike Rose, the chief executive of natural gas producer, Tourmaline, says the B.C. and federal governments need to take some blame for the end of Pacific NorthWest LNG.

Western Forest Products shuts operations at Port Alberni, B.C. sawmill

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:53:17 EDT


Western Forest Products Inc. says it's indefinitely curtailing operations at one of its mills on Vancouver Island.

Wildfires help push plywood costs higher in Metro Vancouver

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:22:23 EDT


The size of the B.C. wildfires and the length of the evacuation orders are having a big impact on plywood prices throughout the province, say those in the lumber industry.

B.C. premier says Canada-U.S. close to deal on softwood, but negotiations intense

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:10:21 EDT


Horgan is making good on a pledge to travel to D.C. to discuss softwood lumber.

Pacific Reach new owner of iconic Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:39:35 EDT


Pacific Reach Properties, a Vancouver-based real estate investment firm, has purchased the hotel from Delta Land Development Ltd.

Alaska cruise ship passenger says he killed his wife because she laughed at him

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:43:08 EDT


A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she would not stop laughing at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.

Island winery squeezed by Malahat construction slowdowns

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:11:31 EDT


Michelle Schulze, who co-owns the Venturi-Schulze Vineyard in Cobble Hill, says a tour operator has cancelled trips to the winery because the roadwork has dramatically increased commute times.

PNE temporarily closes 'The Beast' out of an abundance of caution

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:56:03 EDT


The Pacific National Exhibition which operates Playland Amusement Park said Thursday in a statement it has decided to take The Beast ride out of circulation for a more thorough inspection.

Williams Lake, B.C., residents cleared to return home after wildfire forces evacuation

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:45:13 EDT


Thousands of people in the Williams Lake, B.C., area have been given the go-ahead to return home Thursday after wildfires forced them to flee.

Sri Lankan men accused of human smuggling found not guilty in B.C. Supreme Court

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:24:15 EDT


A B.C. Supreme Court judge has acquitted four Sri Lankan men on charges of human smuggling in relation to the arrival of 76 Tamil migrants on the MV Ocean Lady ship nearly nine years ago.

New Vancouver supervised injection site hopes to combat 'year of loss'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:56:11 EDT


Hundreds of people a day are expected to attend Vancouver’s newest supervised injection site, opening in the Downtown Eastside on Friday.

City files 60 charges against Balmoral Hotel

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:39:43 EDT


The City of Vancouver has filed 60 charges in provincial court against Balmoral Hotel Ltd., over safety and maintenance standards violations.

Paragliding competition brings colourful spectacle to Pemberton

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:50:44 EDT


The Canadian Paragliding Championships fly into Pemberton this week.

Vancouver Island teachers reprimanded for partying with former students

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:11:44 EDT


Two Vancouver Island teachers, who are married, have been reprimanded for incidents involving former students and alcohol.

Witness to Monte Lake wildfire believes flicked cigarette butt to blame

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:20:03 EDT


Darcy Lynn didn't see who flicked the cigarette butt out of a car driving in front of hers but she's convinced that's what started the Monte Lake wildfire near Kamloops.

Sneak peak at Surrey's tallest building shows some great views

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:01:43 EDT


Surrey’s tallest building won’t open its doors for more than three months but it already dominates the city’s skyline.

Housing advocates divided over Metrotown 'demoviction' protests

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:17:06 EDT


Diplomacy or protest? Housing advocates are divided over which approach to take after Burnaby city council approved the Metrotown Downtown Plan this week.

Switch the rails to trails on Vancouver Island, group urges

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:46:52 EDT


Instead of lobbying to restore rail service on Vancouver Island, one advocacy group says the rails should be converted recreational trails.

Police urge caution after cougar picks up dog in Port Moody, B.C.

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:27:00 EDT


There have been a number of cougar sightings in Port Moody, B.C., in recent months.