British Columbia

Economy and environment go hand-in-hand, says natural resources minister

By Canadian Press
October 17, 2018 - 4:16pm Updated: October 17, 2018 - 5:52pm

KITIMAT, B.C. — Canada's natural resources minister says the environment and the economy go hand-in-hand after he toured the site of a new liquefied natural gas venture in British Columbia, days after the United Nations warned more needs to be done to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

B.C. finance minister says speculation tax brings balance to housing crisis

By Canadian Press
October 16, 2018 - 4:30pm Updated: October 17, 2018 - 5:52pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia's proposed speculation and vacancy tax is aimed at cooling an overheated real estate market and convincing owners of vacant homes in some urban areas to either sell or rent their properties, says Finance Minister Carole James.

Sea lion suffering from gunshot wounds to the head brought to Vancouver Aquarium

By Canadian Press
October 15, 2018 - 2:44pm Updated: October 15, 2018 - 3:24pm

VANCOUVER — A sea lion suffering from gunshot wounds to the head has been taken to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre for treatment.

The aquarium says this the second time in the span of 18 months that it has responded to such an incident.