About Donald Lovegrove

Publisher, editor, the voice behind BritishColumbia.com and VancouverIsland.com.

BC Oil Tanker Ban won’t actually ban Tankers Full of Oil Products

The Nathan E. Stewart, a sunken fuel barge tug that leaked fuel into shellfish harvest grounds near Bella Bella, British Columbia. Photo: April Bencze/Heiltsuk Tribal Council

The Oil Tanker Ban won’t actually ban Tankers Full of Oil products on British Columbia’s North Coast

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s November proposal to ban oil tanker traffic from B.C.’s north coast received kind reception on the west coast of Canada where the Heiltsuk First Nation was still busy responding to a devastating diesel spill from the Nathan E. Stewart, a sunken fuel […]

By | February 9th, 2017|Top Stories|0 Comments

“Hunt” grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest with Raincoast

Grizzly bear and cubs in British Columbia, Canada

What is it like to go on a “grizzly hunt” in the Great Bear Rainforest aboard Raincoast’s 70-foot research vessel the Achiever? This year, why not join us and find out.

Having now acquired three commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest that cover 30,000 km2, we need to conduct annual “hunts” within these areas. But the only trophies you’ll return with are fantastic memories and photos. We shoot only with cameras.

Your days will be spent hunting for grizzly bears […]

Justice Minister: Ottawa Can’t Force Kinder Morgan on B.C.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould: Ottawa Can’t Force Kinder Morgan on B.C.

In the lead-up to the 2015 federal election, Dogwood Initiative collected survey responses from candidates in every B.C. riding. They asked for their positions on key B.C. issues, so constituents could hold them to their word if elected.

Canadian Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, in her own words

Here’s what Jody Wilson-Raybould wrote in response to this question: “Who do you believe should make the final decision on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion?”

The question, “Who should make the final decision […]

By | December 1st, 2016|Top Stories|0 Comments

The Look of Love in Tofino

The Look of Love Package at Lodge Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino on Vancouver Island, BC.

Look of Love…

The perfect romantic getaway for two at Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino! This package is ideal for the celebration of an anniversary, honeymoon, engagement, or just because…

Our Look of Love Package Includes…

  • Two nights accommodation in a Deluxe Beachfront Room
  • A romantic 3-course gourmet dinner for two in the Great Room with West Coast decor and spectacular views of Cox Bay beach and the wild Pacific surf. […]
By | August 29th, 2016|Top Stories|0 Comments

Stay Funky in Kelowna British Columbia

Hotel Zed, Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia

The city of Kelowna in the Okanagan is now home to the second super-funky Hotel Zed in British Columbia, following the outrageous splash of vibrant colours and designs providing comfortable and ‘unordinary’ hotel accommodation in Victoria, BC.

Hotel Zed, Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia Aerial view of Hotel Zed, Kelowna, BC

Hotel Zed Kelowna is perfectly situated across the street from Okanagan Lake, City Park, the lakes beaches, the boardwalk […]

By | August 11th, 2016|Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, Top Stories|0 Comments

Protecting coastal British Columbia through Ecotourism

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies, British Columbia, Canada. Grizzly cub nuzzling its mother. Photo Rebecca Boyd

Coastal Revival is a five-part documentary series by Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk that tells the story of how passionate conservationists, environmentalists, researchers and First Nations people are protecting BC’s coastal wildlife, promoting tourism, and using the power of ecotourism to preserve the majestic animals that live on the coast of beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Meet the people who are using ecotourism to keep British Columbia’s coast alive.

Coastal […]

By | May 4th, 2016|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|0 Comments

Need help finding a Vacation Rental Home in British Columbia?

Need Help finding a Vacation Rental Home in British Columbia

Discovering the perfect accommodation getaway for a well-deserved rest in British Columbia can often be tricky if you’re not familiar with this exciting destination, or if you know little about the ferry options, the best BC Parks to explore, or other appealing things to do, see and eat.

Vacation Rental companies provide an invaluable service to prospective visitors and are very likely to pair you with your perfect choice of rental home or condominium, one […]

By | March 30th, 2016|Top Stories|0 Comments