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BC Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
British Columbia's Liberal government must walk a fine line between creating affordable housing and causing a crash, as real estate prices loom large over next year's election, experts say.
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BC amateur golfer looking to make history in Canadian Open final round

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
B.C. amateur golfer Jared du Toit could make history in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday. Du Toit, a 21-year-old from Kimberley, finished yesterday's third round at 2-under par and into a tie for second in the tournament.

Proposed vacancy tax in BC is unnecessary and won't work

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
British Columbia's MLAs are returning to Victoria on Monday for a mid-summer legislative session to deal with changes to the Vancouver Charter intended to allow the city to impose a special “empty housing” tax.

Mysterious wheeler-dealer is at centre of a web of B.C. real estate deals

The Province - ‎17 hours ago‎
A Chinese property tycoon linked to a massive banking scandal in China's industrial north is at the centre of more than $500 million in B.C. property deals, a joint investigation by Postmedia and global due diligence firm IPSA International shows ...

Fishing gear abandoned in ocean being collected in BC town for recycling

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Massive bags of nylon - stripped from old fishing nets - are being collected in Steveston, B.C., in an attempt to put a dent in the tonnes of gear lost and discarded in the world's oceans every year that clog up harbours and endanger marine life ...

Thoroughgood and Hayashi win golds at B.C. Games

Times Colonist - ‎16 hours ago‎
The torrid pace being set on golf courses by Island youth continues unabated as 15-year-old Nolan Thoroughgood of Royal Colwood and 13-year-old Akari Hayashi of Uplands swept to the respective boys' and girls' gold medals Saturday at the 2016 B.C. ...
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Calgary Boy Missing After Falling Into Yoho River In B.C.

Huffington Post Canada - ‎9 hours ago‎
FIELD, B.C. - Parks Canada is leading an extensive search for an 11-year-old Calgary boy who has been missing since falling into a river in southeastern British Columbia. Two boys fell into the Yoho River on Friday evening while visiting Yoho National ...
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BC winery calls report China arrested its owner 'inaccurate'

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Lulu Island winery is downplaying reports its award-winning owner has been arrested in Shanghai for smuggling - but the Richmond-based company does confirm John Chang, 61, has been "fully cooperating" with a customs investigation in China.
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BC government bans drone-assisted hunting

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Hunters hoping to use a drone to track their prey will be out of luck in B.C.. The provincial government has amended the Wildlife Act, making it illegal to operate or possess a drone while on a hunting expedition.

B.C. residents held in Washington State jail on million-dollar bail

Globalnews.ca - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
WATCH: A man and woman from BC who are accused of trying to smuggle a large cache of drugs in the US are now behind bars in Washington State.

Extreme unplugging: BC families paddle Mackenzie River to get kids away from screens

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Two young families from Vancouver found an extreme way to get their kids to unplug this summer - paddling 1,800 kilometres down the Mackenzie River.

Legacy of BC Summer Games will endure for years

Globalnews.ca - ‎19 minutes ago‎
“It brings you joy to see that other people have met their goals and targets, and that by meeting their goals and targets, we're providing a world-class experience that these kids are never going to forget,” said Steve Carlton, BC Summer Games President.
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Ontario, BC, and Quebec uncork wine deal

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
“It doesn't make sense to people in Ontario - or people in B.C. - that they can't access each other's wine,” Wynne said at the Council of the Federation (COF) meeting.
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Tragically Hip in Victoria: An Ontario band's connection to BC

CTV News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The Tragically Hip will play the first show of their 15-date farewell tour to a crowd of eager yet devastated fans in Victoria, B.C., on Friday night, just two months after announcing lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer. While the ...

BC man documents his journey to overcome cerebral palsy

CBC.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎
When you watch Tyler Born at the gym, it's hard to imagine him as anything but a life-long sports and fitness fanatic -- lean, mean and coated in tattoos.

WorkSafe BC urging home owners to check contractors insurance

MY PG NOW - ‎7 hours ago‎
BC's renovation season is in full swing and WorkSafe BC is reminding property owners to carefully check their contractors to avoid extra costs.
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Risk of abandoned oil and gas wells on the rise in BC

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Northeastern B.C. is now home to 45 abandoned oil and gas sites, according to the province's energy regulator. They're dubbed "orphan sites," abandoned by parent companies that go bust and take off before capping or cleaning up their wells, pipelines ...

BC Nurses' Union support staff on strike following lockout

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The union representing administrative employees who work for the B.C. Nurses' Union says their employer isn't treating its staff with the same generosity it demands from its employers.

B.C. Tree Fruits harvests success

Vernon Morning Star - ‎12 hours ago‎
Just a few years ago, a number of Okanagan farmers were clambering to get away from B.C. Tree Fruits, ringing alarm bells about its shaky future.

BC group launches 'M' and 'F' discrimination complaint

News1130 - ‎4 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) - A group fighting transgender discrimination is calling the province's decision to amend the B.C Human Rights Code a “cynical attempt to get empty points” ahead of Vancouver's Pride parade and the next election. The Liberals ...
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