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VICTORIA -- The British Columbia government is expanding the reach of an investment watchdog to protect vulnerable investors. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada along with anti-poverty and seniors' groups have lobbied the government for legislation that allows the ...
The centre that monitors river levels around British Columbia has issued high streamflow advisories for a large area of the province's southern, central and southeastern Interior. B.C. hot spell brings potential river spills. The River Forecast Centre says it is still too early in the season for significant flows in ...

Proposed amendments to British Columbia's Class Proceedings Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.50 (the Act) will permit national opt-out class actions and require the court to consider proceedings in other jurisdictions before agreeing to certify the class action in British Columbia.
British Columbia Announces New Cannabis Guidelines. Randi Druzin. April 26, 2018. (ChristopheLedent/iStock). The BC government today introduced new legislation related to the pending legalization of recreational cannabis, which is expected this year. The legislation includes two new acts that govern the sale and use ...
In its latest attempt to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, British Columbia is asking the B.C. Court of Appeal if the province has the right to require the companies willing to carry heavy oil through B.C. to get permits from the province. “We have asked the courts to confirm B.C.'s powers within our ...
Spearmint Resources Inc. (TSXV: SRJ) (“SRJ” or the “Company”) wishes to announce that it has increased its land holding on the “Why West” prospect in British Columbia. The Why West project is prospective for Magnesium and is located near Rossland, BC. This property now consists of approximately 10, ...

This week's healthy dose of irony is brought to you by the province of British Columbia. Although Canada's West Coast has been the leader in illegal cannabis production and distribution for decades, when it comes to getting its act together in order to prepare for legalization, the province is the last to cross ...
CBC British Columbia is proud to host the first edition of Indigenous Junior J-School, an evolution of our popular Junior J-School. Indigenous Junior J-School is hitting the road, and Indigenous high school students will experience a hands-on day of immersive learning with CBC reporters, producers, and ...
Another caribou herd in British Columbia is on the edge of dying out and conservation groups are calling for more protections for the animals. The South Purcell herd, which ranges north of Kimberley, is down to four animals. Biologists flew over the herd last week and counted just three bulls and a cow.
VANCOUVER, BC – The British Columbia chapter of the Pink Boots Society has announced the release of a collaborative beer brewed last month on International Women's Collaboration Brew Day (ICWBD). Pink Haze NEIPA (7.2% abv, 48 IBU) was brewed at Bomber Brewing with brewers from Category ...
On April 23, 2018, the British Columbia government introduced Bill 21, proposing a variety of amendments to the Class Proceeding Act, British Columbia's class action legislation. The primary focus of the proposed amendments is to change how non-residents of British Columbia are included in B.C. class ...
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 26, 2018) - Spearmint Resources Inc. (TSXV: SRJ) (OTC Pink: SPMTF) (FSE: A2AHL5) ("SRJ" or the "Company") wishes to announce that it has increased its land holding on the "Why West" prospect in British Columbia. The Why West project is prospective for Magnesium ...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for certain Greenbelt Microgreens brand products sold in B.C. and Alberta, due to possible Listeria contamination. READ MORE: 'There is something broken': Study finds Canadians don't know the danger of food recalls. They include Greenbelt's ...
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"We use insects almost like a detective uses fingerprints to put together a much bigger story of how life has changed and how the earth has changed," says researcher. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Simon Fraser University). It seems Canada and Russia have a prehistoric connection of the "beautiful" but ...
British Columbia's attorney general says a report on money laundering makes clear that proceeds of crime have been laundered through the province's casinos for many years. David Eby says in a news release he's reviewing the report by former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German and believes it ...
"It's our expectation that those providing health care in British Columbia follow the law and that our laws protect people, protect patients," Dix said. "In British Columbia, we've had an approach, really, over a long period of time, of 'Don't ask, don't tell' with respect to these issues. And that approach, I think, ...

The Bridge connects Richmond and New Westminster with North Delta in the Greater Vancouver area. The moveable barrier replaces a static concrete barrier in an attempt to increase traffic flow during peak periods. The Alex Fraser Bridge joins other bridges around the world, such as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge over the ...
Ottawa has announced a new multibillion-dollar infrastructure deal with British Columbia, just a week after a report found the federal government was falling behind on the spending program. Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi and B.C. Transportation Minister Claire Trevana signed an agreement ...
In recent years, co-ops have seen dramatic growth in British Columbia. Employment at co-ops grew by 22 per cent between 2011 and 2016, according to a 2016 report commissioned by the B.C. Co-operative Association. Nearly 17,000 people work at co-ops around the province, and the BCCA report ...
And now, you can experience the highlights of British Columbia, one of the most picturesque provinces, through our bookable trip program with Butterfield and Robinson. You'll bike and taste your way through the thriving city of Vancouver before heading up to the ski-resort town of Whistler, your base for ...
In a press release, the company explained that the 420-hectare property, located in the New Westminster Mining Division of southwestern British Columbia, hosts volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization that warrants exploration for the identification of massive sulphide bodies, similar in nature to ...
Last fall, British Columbia was granted intervener status in the Federal Court of Appeal hearing challenging the original NEB decision to approve the project. Heyman says his government will continue to try and stop the project. "Our government will continue to explore other legal ways to defend the ...
Dozens of Indigenous youth and other demonstrators gathered at Kinder Morgan's Burnaby Terminal over the weekend, in the latest in a string of protests against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Protect the Inlet spokeswoman Virginia Cleaveland said 58 protesters had been arrested by early ...
British Columbia's LNG Industry Faces Gloomy Economic Prospects in Today's Global Market. A Sightline Institute energy market update. Original ... Just a few years ago, it seemed as if British Columbia stood on the brink of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export boom. Today, progress on the province's LNG ...
As British Columbia grapples with the opioid overdose crisis, doctors working on the front lines are welcoming a move by Ottawa to ease the restrictions on two types of treatment options: methadone and prescription heroin. The federal government is easing restrictions around who can prescribe ...
The Government of British Columbia (BC) in Canada has unveiled new tax incentives under a new framework for liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects to encourage investment. Under the new framework, LNG projects will be exempted from provincial sales tax (PST) and LNG income tax. The government ...
Last week, British Columbia released modified Wildlife Act regulations that will be in effect April 1, 2018. The modifications include specific language that ensures enforcement of the grizzly bear hunting ban, an increase in the required amount of meat that must be taken from harvested big game and the ...
After weeks of speculation, details about B.C.'s controversial "speculation tax" will be revealed by the provincial government at 2:30 p.m. PT. The tax, first announced during February's budget, was to be assessed at 0.5 per cent of a vacant property's assessed value this year and two per cent in 2019.
“British Columbia's insight on this pressing issue will allow the federal committee to better understand the unique challenges and impacts that we face on this side of the Rockies,” he said Monday in a news release. “We must all be better equipped to take action in the fight against criminal gangs profiting ...
Twenty-two Vancouver college students were tasked with reproducing the finest of fashionable dresses with the plainest of materials for the annual Brown Paper Couture exhibit. Kevin Smith, an instructor at Langara College, takes a hands-off approach to this daunting task for first-year students. "They have ...
An Alberta-based cannabis production company is looking to set up shop in B.C., specifically in the province's transportation hub of Kamloops. Sundial Growers Inc., a licensed medicinal marijuana company, recently agreed to supply up to 20 million grams of cannabis products each year to the Alliance of ...
Almost two months after an Iranian-Canadian professor died in a Tehran prison, his sons still haven't had a moment to grieve. Mehran Seyed-Emami says it's too important to get his mother Maryam Mombeini safely to Canada and out of Iran to focus on anything else. Sons of slain professor who died in Iran ...
B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner says some landlords are going too far when it comes to asking prospective tenants for personal information. "Low vacancy rates may prompt landlords to believe they can collect whatever information they want," Drew McArthur, acting information and privacy ...
The provincial government has promised cheaper child care for British Columbia parents by April 1, but the people who provide the care say there are major problems with the government's plan. Under the new Child Care Operating Funding initiative, licensed providers can register to receive funding to ...
VANCOUVER (Bloomberg) -- British Columbia Premier John Horgan lightened the tax burden on proposed liquefied natural gas projects as his government seeks to convince Royal Dutch Shell Plc to move ahead with a C$40 billion ($31 billion) development in the western Canadian province.
As protesters in British Columbia's Lower Mainland go berserk over tankers from the federally approved Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion, First Nations in the Northern Coast are suing governments for banning them. The Lax Kw'alaams Indian Band says it filed a civil claim in the Supreme Court of ...
British Columbia's ministries of environment and energy have issued an environmental assessment certificate to BURNCO Rock Products' 70-hectare sand, gravel and rock mine, located on the northwest shore of Howe Sound. Known as the BURNCO project, the mine sits approximately 22 kilometres ...
Transit users will pay more in taxes and fees under a $7 billion transit and transportation infrastructure deal between the Mayors' Council and the province of B.C.. "This is the largest transit funding announcement in B.C. history and one of the largest ever across this nation," said Mayors' Council chair and ...
British Columbia and Alberta couldn't be further apart when it comes to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, but as the two NDP premiers battle over the project, the federal government continues to voice its clear support for the project. Canada's Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr is in Vancouver for the Globe ...
The government of British Columbia has announced a revitalization plan for Indigenous language funding. British Columbia is home to 60% of First Nations' languages in Canada, with around 34 Indigenous language and 203 First Nations communities. The money was allocated to the First Peoples' ...
File photo of a maglev train coming out of the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. Maglev is one of the technology options under consideration for a high-speed rail line between Portland and Vancouver, BC. Alex Needham - tinyurl.com/yd429llh ...
More businesses have been denied medical cannabis cultivation licenses in British Columbia than in any other province in Canada, according to new data provided to Marijuana Business Daily by Health Canada. British Columbia accounted for 100 of the 268 applicants that have been turned down across ...
First Nations in north-central B.C. are mourning Justa Monk, a longtime leader and advocate for Indigenous rights in the province, who died Wednesday at age 75. "He was a character and was an icon in First Nations leadership in B.C. and Canada," B.C. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry ...
As some of B.C.'s larger cities grapple with the possibility of the speculation tax recently announced in the 2018 budget, small communities in the Interior say they are feeling the effects as well. "The speculator tax has definitely caused some confusion and fear among people," said Gerry Taft, the mayor of ...
British Columbia mining is finally on the upswing. While the last few years have seen a steady decline, global mining and exploration budgets increased by 14 percent in 2017. This comes as no surprise considering that mining commodity prices have also been on the rise. The British Columbia mining ...
Coming off of a sunny weekend, Metro Vancouverites could see even warmer and potentially record-breaking temperatures today. Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan said the agency predicts temperatures creeping up to double digits. Temperatures of 13 C are expected along the water ...
"We've had many cases here in British Columbia alone where we're heard of women in particular ... give away over $200,000, all up, before it was actually stopped," Kelly said. His organization named romantic double-dealing as a Top-10 scam last year. A Maple Ridge man is scheduled to appear in court ...
In a glitzy Vancouver showroom, spectators ooh and ahh, eyes and phones glued to the luxury Lamborghini glinting under the spotlight. It tops 300 km/h, and it fits the whole family. What really reduces speeding? (Hint: It's not lowering the speed limit). The Urus hit the market in December, and it's billed as ...
... in jail time under legislation designed to deter revenge pornography and cyberbullying. The man can't be identified under the terms of a publication ban on the name of the victim and witnesses in the case. Sentencing arguments took place Monday in the Provincial Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.


 

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