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Thunderstorms, strong winds expected in B.C. as crews continue battling wildfires

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:40:20 EDT


Parts of eastern B.C. could see winds up to 80 kilometres per hour Sunday afternoon, as firefighting officials struggle to contain wildfires across the province.

'I can't believe she's really gone': Family, friends mourn 13-year-old found dead in B.C. park

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:25:28 EDT


Crowds gathered at Central Park Burnaby, B.C., Saturday evening to mourn 13-year-old Marrisa Shen, who was found dead there earlier this week.

'It would be helpful': B.C. wildfire evacuees anxious to get Red Cross financial aid

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:00:00 EDT


Evacuees like John and Rena Gordey left Williams Lake a week ago with nothing. Now they, along with others at the evacuation centre in Kamloops, say they're still waiting on $600 from the Canadian Red Cross to help cope.

Red cloud: Environmental experts fear for fish as wildfires drive more fire retardant drops

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:00:00 EDT


With more than 700 wildfires burning through British Columbia's forests since this spring, environmental experts fear the increasing use of chemical fire retardants may be putting wild fish at risk.

Health officials warn of limitations to newly available opioid test strips

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EDT


A newly available drug testing strip is the first of its kind to be able to detect carfentanil but still can't detect dozens of other opioids, leading to warnings for recreational drug users hoping to rely on the strips during the summer festival season.

Active wildfire forces closure of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 03:40:44 EDT


BC Parks says an evacuation of the park would be difficult, as it is only accessible by hiking trails.

Michael Kaeshammer talks freedom and food on Hot Air

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:00:00 EDT


Michael Kaeshammer sat down with Margaret Gallagher to talk about cutting back on touring and what it's like to be free from the pressures of commercial music.

Vancouver gelato turns heads at New York competition

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:00:00 EDT


James Coleridge's Coast to Coast recently earned special mention at the Gelato World Tour Challenge in New York City.

'We might have to get the heck out again': B.C. wildfire evacuees prepare to return home

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:21:27 EDT


Evacuees granted the right to return home Saturday afternoon greeted the news with a mix of relief and the pragmatic acknowledgment that they could be forced to abruptly leaving again soon after returning home.

An employee's guide to social apathy at the company barbecue

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:00:00 EDT


If you find yourself dreading spending time with co-workers outside of the workplace this summer, it might be time to check in with yourself and sort out old dramas.

Thousands free to return home as some B.C. wildfire evacuation orders downgraded

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:28:13 EDT


As thousands of evacuees got the OK to return home Saturday, federal public safety Min. Ralph Goodale said Ottawa will match financial aid contributions to the Canadian Red Cross.

First Nation dealing with wildfires shocked outgoing B.C. government granted mining permits during crisis

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:34:42 EDT


While Tsilhqot'in elders and leaders were held up in a Abbotsford hotel because of smoke and fire back home, they learned that the B.C. government granted drilling permits to Taseko's controversial New Prosperity Mine.

This cannibalistic invasive species could be coming to your dinner table

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:30:00 EDT


Food scientists are exploring ways to turn the European green crab into a lucrative commercial industry.

Kelowna teen becomes youngest Canadian to swim English Channel

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:04:00 EDT


B.C. teen Emily Epp has become the youngest Canadian to swim across the English Channel.

Vancouver police now using machine learning to prevent property crime

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:56:43 EDT


The Vancouver Police Department is implementing a city-wide "predictive policing" system that uses machine learning to prevent break-ins by predicting where they will occur before they happen — the first of its kind in Canada.

Experts say don't be a 'garden hose hero' in the face of an evacuation order

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:00:00 EDT


Some in B.C. have defied evacuation orders to defend properties, but emergency management experts urge people to follow orders.

How Vancouver's Georgia Straight became a 'hippie newspaper'

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:56:10 EDT


A lot has changed since 1967's Summer of Love in Vancouver, but 50 years on the Georgia Straight is still printing papers.

The Lost Art of Play: Crossing cultures to build connections

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:00:00 EDT


For kids from immigrant families who are settling in Canada, play can be a way to fit in and adapt to a new home. But some parents worry that these new ways of playing mean their children are losing touch with their family’s cultural heritage.

Victoria shelter offers pet boarding for women leaving violence

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:00:00 EDT


Leaving violence behind can be scary, challenging and logistically overwhelming, especially for women who have pets to consider.

Learning on the fly: Island high school students take up art of fishing

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:00:00 EDT


A Campbell river high school teacher is gearing up to hit the river, rod and reel in hand, with 30 students.