British Columbia

'We're all being thrown right in': B.C.'s newest teachers suddenly in demand

Recent graduates say they're juggling multiple job interviews and requests to fill on-call shifts<p>These are strange times for B.C.'s newest …

Western Canada

NEB inspectors cite Enbridge's B.C. pipeline expansion construction failures

The National Energy Board is ordering a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. to take measures to improve worker safety and environmental protection after …

Canadian News

Syrian women in Victoria, B.C., find work with a little help from Canadian friends

RADIO DOCUMENTARY: Listen as volunteers help two Syrian sisters get started as house cleaners<p>Searching for work while learning English and settling …

Canada

Lead in school water brought to safe levels: Greater Victoria district

A $200,000 measure to install filters to lower lead content in water at Greater Victoria school district facilities has been deemed a success in its …

Canadian News

Big money ban a turning point in B.C. politics, but will it cancel the corruption?

<b>Bob Mackin</b><p>B.C.’s NDP government finally tabled its promised campaign finance reform bill Sept. 18, two months after it was sworn-in.<p>B.C. NDP’s last …

Western Canada

Violence in Burnaby leads to heavy police presence along Kingsway

There is a heavy police presence in Burnaby Tuesday morning.<p>There have been reports of a violent incident, possibly a stabbing, unfolding along …

Lower Mainland

Fort Langley, B.C.'s freshly painted rainbow crosswalk marred by skid marks

Freshly painted crosswalk celebrating inclusivity was vandalized soon after it was unveiled<p>Fort Langley, B.C., got its own rainbow crosswalk Friday …

Western Canada

Number of RCMP officers declining in Canada's largest provinces: statistics

The ranks of federal police officers have been shrinking in Canada's largest provinces, even as authorities in these jurisdictions struggle to get a grip on a deadly opioid crisis and manage a growing influx of asylum seekers.<p>The Mounties have about 15-per-cent fewer officers working in Ontario, …

Canada

Parents, advocates demand action on daycare

The time for talk is over. The time for action is now.<p>That was the message from parents and grandparents as they gathered Saturday at the downtown …

Parenting

Mike Smyth: Taxpayers burned by ban on corporate and union donations | The Province

When Premier John Horgan was asked during the election campaign if B.C. taxpayers would be forced to finance political parties, his answer was plain …

Canadian News

Rockland homeowner asked to halt deconstruction plans by City of Victoria

The challenges involved in protecting heritage homes in Victoria have come to light again in Rockland as deconstruction of a heritage-registered …

Victoria, BC

Teen chased, beaten with metal bat: New Westminster police

A man chased after 4 youth after their soccer ball rolled in front of the vehicle he was in, officers say.

New Westminster

Publisher of school exercise book apologizes for racially charged language

‘It was a punch in the gut’ says mother of grade 9 student<p>The publisher of a high school exercise book that used the word "squaw" to connect …

Western Canada

B.C. asked oil, gas industry to 'refine' climate plan recommendations, documents show

VANCOUVER -- British Columbia's former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to "refine" the language of recommendations made by an …

Business (Canada)

The Morning News: Seattle Should Tell Amazon Where to Move, Controversial Evergreen Professor to Get $500,000

by Charles MudedeSeattle in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Charles Mudede<b><br>While Mayor For a Day, Bruce Harrell Ordered His Staff to Find Ways</b> …

Seattle

35 things to do in Vancouver this week: September 18 to 22

The last week of summer is here so let’s have some fun! Call up your friends and check out our 35 things to do from Monday, September 18 to Friday, …

Vancouver

Mother bear, cub spotted near children’s hospital in Saanich

Saanich police have issued a warning after a mother bear and her cub were spotted at a children’s hospital early Monday morning.<p>A security guard at …

Children's Hospital

Campfire ban lifted for B.C. coast | The Province

Late-summer B.C. campers can now have a campfire in some parts of the province.<p>The B.C. Wildfire Service lifted the campfire ban for the Coastal Fire …

Canadian News

Evening Update newsletter: B.C. tables bill to get big money out of politics; Trudeau lashes out at Boeing

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Canada

Cougar runs in front of car in Fraser Valley

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Fraser Valley

Calgary conman sentenced to 11 years in prison for multi-million dollar fraud scheme

Bilking investors in an $8.8-million fraud scheme and evading paying taxes has landed a former Calgary man an 11-year prison term.<p>James Harvey “Jake” …

Fraud

Balloon ban motion defeated by Vancouver Park Board

The Vancouver Park Board shot down a proposal to ban the use and display of balloons in any of its parks or facilities on Monday night.<p>The board had …

Vancouver

B.C. municipalities call on province to reverse cuts on funding for public libraries

Public libraries are an important part of communities, providing safe spaces where people can learn and interact with others.<p>On average, a British …

Libraries

CFL Fantasy: Argos' Wilder busts out

Toronto Argonauts rookie running back James Wilder busted out with a spectacular game in Week 13.<p>Here are the best and worst of CFL Fantasy …

Canadian Football League

B.C. teaching material that uses derogatory term pulled for review

A package of education materials used in B.C. secondary schools has been removed for review after a First Nations woman learned her 14-year-old …

Canadian News

‘People have no choice’: BC NDP addresses proposed Greyhound service cuts

The provincial government is working with Greyhound to try and mitigate the impact of a series of major route cuts, which could leave the province’s …

Canada

Crews hope to recover body of hiker killed near Whistler

The 27-year-old victim appears to have fallen into a crevasse while hiking near Iceberg Lake.

Western Canada

Seven potential candidates eyeing B.C. Liberal leadership bid: Coleman | The Province

KAMLOOPS — The interim leader of the B.C. Liberal Party says while no one has officially declared they will seek the party’s top job, several high …

Canadian News

RCMP launch 20 investigations involving Chinese vendors delivering fentanyl to Canada

The RCMP have launched at least 20 investigations involving 70 vendors shipping fentanyl directly from China to Canada.

Canada

Province appeals ruling clearing forestry company in $5.5M wildfire

The B.C. government is in court this week trying to recover $5.5-million from a forestry company for a wildfire near Vanderhoof in 2010.<p>The case …

Canada