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Educated backcountry skiers won't risk their lives, says SAR manager

Educated backcountry skiers won't risk their lives, says SAR manager

A B.C. search and rescue manager cautions the public to think twice about heading out into the backcountry right now, following five avalanche-caused fatalities this month.
'Smelly work': B.C. study finds dead salmon make plants grow bigger

'Smelly work': B.C. study finds dead salmon make plants grow bigger

For four years, an SFU team led by salmon ecologist Allison Dennert pulled rotting salmon from a river to see how it would impact plant growth in a nearby salt marsh. The results have big implications for a wide web of life.
Costs frustrate efforts to build affordable housing in B.C.

Costs frustrate efforts to build affordable housing in B.C.

Industry says clarity on upcoming building targets, support from Ottawa could help
'Scariest moment of my life': Baby B.C. moose rescued after getting trapped in wire fence

'Scariest moment of my life': Baby B.C. moose rescued after getting trapped in wire fence

Two moose have been rescued by Good Samaritans in B.C. this week.
BC Cancer Agency halfway through cancer cluster investigation at elementary school

BC Cancer Agency halfway through cancer cluster investigation at elementary school

Since 1990, BC Cancer has been involved in eight cancer cluster inquiries related to B.C. schools. None of them found evidence of a cancer cluster, says the agency.
International student applications to B.C. are booming

International student applications to B.C. are booming

But even though B.C. remains a top destination, some international students are wary of subsidizing Canadian higher education.
A 'housing bottleneck': Immigration targets exacerbate B.C.'s housing crisis

A 'housing bottleneck': Immigration targets exacerbate B.C.'s housing crisis

The province will have to find housing for the 20 per cent of newcomers it absorbs, on top of current needs.
Chance to see comet a once-in-many-lifetimes opportunity

Chance to see comet a once-in-many-lifetimes opportunity

It will take tens of thousands of years for the unusual green-tailed comet to reappear on its long orbit
Haida Gwaii named one of the best Canadian fishing destinations

Haida Gwaii named one of the best Canadian fishing destinations

‘One-stop shop for fantastic angling action’: online booking site
Indigenous data sovereignty concerns raised as harm from residential schools continues

Indigenous data sovereignty concerns raised as harm from residential schools continues

“Ultimately, data sovereignty is an aspect of self-determination, the preservation and development of identity and culture," said Aaron Franks, senior research manager with First Nations Information Governance Centre
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