British Columbia

Major congestion on Highway 1 on Vancouver Island between Goldstream and Mill Bay

DriveBC says traffic is backed up in both directions along the Malahat on Highway 1 north of Goldstream due to an earlier vehicle accident.<p>OPEN - <a …

Western Canada

Buns away: Wreck Beach group seeks to set skinny-dipping world record

It’s forecast to be a hot and sunny Sunday in Vancouver, but a full moon — or rather, thousands of them — will be on display at Wreck Beach.<p>Nude …

Western Canada

Rise of Hells Angels puppet clubs of concern to police

NANAIMO — They arrived in unison, their faces covered by bandanas, and parked their Harleys in front of the old Hells Angels clubhouse here.<p>The …

Hells Angels

Ottawa fails to secure new buyer for Trans Mountain pipeline by deadline

The Canadian government is set to become the official owner of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after failing to quickly flip the project to …

Canadian News

6 Free Dog Apps For Owners On A Budget

Here is a list of some useful pet apps that would not break your budget.<p>Dog apps have been steadily rising in popularity lately. The six free dog …

Pets

Haida Gwaii village in B.C. faces housing crisis, targets short-term rentals | The Star

Many of the houses remain, but they are occupied by fewer people.<p>Some younger people have left the village in search of employment, while Martin said …

Canadian News

Top best 10 Road Trip Destinations on a Cross Canada Adventures

If you’re planning on taking a road trip, you’ve come to the right place. Canada, being the world’s second largest country in the world, has a lot to …

Hiking

Lightning strikes, higher temperatures, winds might exacerbate raging British Columbia wildfires

KELOWNA, B.C. — Officials in British Columbia’s southern Interior say the warm temperatures and gusty winds in the forecast could spell the end of …

Weather

Why do they do it? Coaches guide kids to wins, personal bests at the BC Games

It was a weekend of accomplishments, personal bests and gold medals as some of the best young athletes across the province came to compete at the …

Fraser Valley

Trudeau and Israel’s Netanyahu discussed evacuation of White Helmets

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed plans to evacuate the White Helmets from Syria prior to a …

World News

‘A Father’s Nightmare’: Meet the Lifetime Cast

Lifetime is back with a new film. <i>A Father’s Nightmare</i> follows Matt, who takes his daughter, Lisa, to college, where she meets a woman named Vanessa …

Entertainment

Police say B.C. climber, 65, dies after 60-metre fall in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

KANANASKIS, Alta. — A climber from British Columbia has died in a fall on a mountain southwest of Calgary.<p>RCMP say the 65-year-old man was on Mount …

Emergency Medicine

The High Cost of Being a BC Farmer

The wildfire was burning 40 kilometres to the north of us, heading away from the ranch. We were an hour outside Cache Creek, in a part of the arid …

Farming

Two hikers airlifted from Buntzen Lake trail after being stung by hornets

Coquitlam Search and Rescue had to use a long line dangling from a helicopter to rescue two hikers at Buntzen Lake — about an hour's drive northeast …

Western Canada

Sunscreen a new suspect in slow dying of Cowichan River

COWICHAN LAKE — On soft, early summer mornings, Joe Saysell would get himself a cup of tea, settle back in his deck chair outside the small house he …

Vancouver Island

What is a heat wave?

MARTHA and the Vandellas knew exactly how to describe a heat wave when they released their hit of the same name in 1963. It involved an inability to …

Heat Waves

Michael Tan on airplanes, his first job and lessons learned from Lucio Tan

MANILA, Philippines — When he was young, Michael Tan wanted to fly.<p>“Every boy dreams of becoming a pilot at some point in his childhood,” says …

University of British Columbia

Hole-in-one report: Golfer finishes round at Hamptons with albatross

Matt Poleschuk capped a round at Hamptons Golf Club with an exclamation point — a rare albatross on No. 18, a Par-4. Poleschuk drilled a driver on …

Golf

All-night police standoff ends with explosion in New Westminster

A dramatic all-night police standoff in New Westminster ended with officers using explosives to breach a third-storey window in order to reach a man …

New Westminster

“Adam-ondi-Ahman”

We spent yesterday afternoon and evening at the incredibly beautiful Butchart Gardens. Walking through and around them, and sailing just off of them, …

Western Canada

After #MeToo lifted the veil on sexism, female chefs say Canada’s culinary industry is changing for the better

TORONTO — It was an Instagram photo that caught long-time restaurateur Stacey Patterson’s eye: six chefs — all men — at a table together playing …

Kitchens

Gold medals for Victoria rowers at BC Games

It was a golden weekend for a couple of Victoria rowers after they took home the top spot for Zone 6 – Vancouver Island – Central Coast.<p>Nina and Mira …

Cowichan Valley

Recovery high schools could help teens before addiction takes hold: B.C. parents

Schools could provide mental health supports and let parents discuss their children’s drug use openlyThe post Recovery high schools could help teens …

Mental Health

Daily Poll: Should the Kinder Morgan protest camp be removed?

Last week, Burnaby police and city officials ordered Kinder Morgan protesters to remove a protest camp that had been set up for weeks on Burnaby …

Kinder Morgan

Staff shortages affecting patio season: BC Restaurant and Food Services Association

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As the sunny days continue, people are taking advantage of the weather and enjoying their favourite patio, but the BC …

Western Canada

BC Wildfire merges two Okanagan wildfires

Glen Burgess, incident commander for the Okanagan Complex of wildfires, says he can understand why people were nervous watching a new big plume of …

Wildfires

Canada’s first centre for low-energy building launches in Vancouver

Vancouver's Mayor Gregor Robertson and various industry professionals were on hand to celebrate the opening of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange …

Western Canada

Love Chapter 2 review – unwavering confidence from Sharon Eyal

Sharon Eyal is one of the most startlingly inventive choreographers working today. In 2016, London audiences saw her strange and intense <i>OCD Love</i>, an exploration of the obsessive compulsive state, and in March this year Ballet British Columbia brought us Eyal’s weird, mesmerising <i>Bill</i>. <i>Love Chapter 2</i> …

The Theatre

City of Burnaby opens 13-block Willingdon LInear Park linking Brentwood Town Centre with Hastings Street

This weekend, the Lower Mainland's third-largest city took a big step forward in connecting different neighbourhoods.<p>It came with the official …

Western Canada

J/122E Joyride tops Vic-Maui Race

<b>The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club, got underway July 1st. The</b> …

Sailing