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Loblaw closes sole grocery stores in 2 northern BC towns

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
The sole supermarkets in the northern B.C. towns of Houston and Fraser Lake are set to close next month, leaving residents having to drive at least an hour one-way to reach a grocery store.

BC real estate companies join Christy Clark on trade mission to Asia

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Representatives of two real estate companies are travelling with the B.C. Premier on a trade mission to Asia, raising questions about the optics of the perceived partnership at a time when many are calling for an end to foreign real estate investment ...
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BC sending 80 more firefighters to Alberta

CTV Vancouver Island - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Eighty more B.C. firefighters are heading to Alberta to help battle the vicious wildfires near Fort McMurray. The provincial government says four unit crews will arrive in Hinton on Sunday, while an agency representative will follow later in the week ...
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Conservative Party leadership race lacks BC candidates

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎16 hours ago‎
It is an odd situation for Canada's third-largest province, which yielded the first female prime minister - Progressive Conservative Kim Campbell - and nurtured the Reform and Alliance movement.

Protected BC caribou herd welcomes 11 new calves

CBC.ca - ‎19 hours ago‎
Once hundreds of animals strong, the Klinse-Za caribou herd of northeastern B.C. had only 16 members in 2013. Now, thanks to the conservation efforts of local First Nations, the birth of 11 new calves brings that number up to 61.
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Tent city deemed unsafe, BC to launch new injunction request

CTV News - ‎21 hours ago‎
The province had previously filed a temporary injunction request in B.C. Supreme Court to remove campers, but it was denied.
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Security camera captures BC trespassers having sex in stranger's hot tub

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mounties in British Columbia are searching for two trespassers who were recorded on camera allegedly committing “illegal and obscene acts” in a stranger's hot tub.
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Buono knows it's critical to revive BC Lions now to survive in 'superstar market'

Vancouver Sun - ‎18 hours ago‎
He became the winningest coach of all time in the Canadian Football League and capped an exemplary career with a remarkable sleight of hand in 2011, pulling a Grey Cup out of the ether after an 0-5 funk to start the season.
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BC tries to catch an Asian tiger by the tail

Business in Vancouver - ‎21 hours ago‎
The B.C. government has opened a new trade office in the Asia Pacific, but it's not in China, South Korea or Japan - B.C.'s biggest trading partners in Asia - it's in the Philippines. The new trade and investment office was announced May 27 during a ...
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BC Hydro's Site C dam rises from the historic Peace River

Vancouver Sun - ‎14 hours ago‎
In the 1790s, the first European settlement in the B.C. Interior also served as a provisioning base, turning the region's herds of elk and bison into pemmican to feed the voyageurs on their eastward canoe trips.

Ballet BC, Kidd Pivot, Electric Company, Contemporary Art Gallery among recipients of new B.C. touring funding

Straight.com - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender made the announcement yesterday at the headquarters of Ballet BC--a company that has been granted $100,000 of the money for its pending tour to Birmingham, U.K. (where it ...

BC's cutting of school exams may be misunderstood, experts warn

The Province - ‎17 hours ago‎
Education experts are warning of a possible backlash from parents, particularly those of Asian heritage, as B.C. slashes the number of provincial exams required in high school.

Repeat illegal fishing offences land BC man in jail — again

CBC.ca - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Fisheries and Oceans Canada says Scott Steer was arrested at sea on April 10 for "failing to comply with a court order banning him from being on any vessel other than BC Ferries." Jim Robson, the department's acting area chief for the South Coast, said ...
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Provincial exams scrapped as part of new BC school curriculum

News1130 - ‎May 26, 2016‎
BC teachers and the Federation are generally supportive of the revised curriculum as a whole and the changes to the graduation program,” says BCTF President Jim Iker.
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Crown wants B.C. evidence for starvation case

Calgary Sun - ‎22 hours ago‎
Crown lawyer Susan Pepper, in outlining the proposed evidence from doctors and social workers from B.C., said their testimony will establish a motive for why Alexandru was isolated from the outside world.

'About time' to get rid of provincial exams, says expert

CBC.ca - ‎May 27, 2016‎
His comments come after B.C.'s minister of education announced yesterday students won't have to write as many provincial exams anymore.
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BC NDP leader plots course to next election

Vancouver Sun - ‎17 hours ago‎
Victoria - B.C.'s Opposition NDP leader says voters may not want his party to campaign on a balanced budget in next year's provincial election.

Bear-y big mess: BC woman finds bruin in her kitchen

CTV News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Too many bears spoils the… kitchen? A couple living on the Sunshine Coast was in for a surprise when they came across a bear making itself at home in their kitchen.

Hard-nosed Yachison looks to shine in his own backyard

BC Lions - ‎22 hours ago‎
For many BC Lions youngsters at this weekend's mini camp, Kamloops is foreign territory. Not only is 23-year old receiver Derek Yachison an exception to that rule, he is also the answer to a neat trivia question: He is the first ever Kamloops Jr ...
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