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Government House

Government House is the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. Government House is located in the heart of the Rockland neighbourhood in Victoria, on the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.

The Lieutenant Governor also offers accommodation to distinguished visitors, including members of the Royal Family, international royalty, heads of state, and other honoured guests of British Columbia.

There have been three Government Houses on this site since 1865. The first official residence, known as Cary Castle, was built in 1859. […]

By | March 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Government House

Exploring British Columbia’s Okanagan Wine Country

Exploring British Columbia's Okanagan Wine Country, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

Working in the travel business, we are always looking for places we’ve never been to before. A friend of ours told us about an area of Canada worth a visit. We discovered a valley in BC with a unique geography, fine climate and superb wines. Located in British Columbia, Canada, the agricultural Okanagan Valley reinvented itself when someone discovered that the landscape and the benefits of the mild climate had potential for growing grapes.

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The real reason British Columbia is spending $9 billion on Site C Dam

The real reason Clark and Co. are spending $9 billion on Site C Dam in Northern British Columbia: Ben Parfitt, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

From a lookout high atop a windswept bluff, the scale of work already underway at the site of a third mega-dam across the Peace River is daunting. Large tracts of boreal forest are logged. Vast amounts of topsoil are stripped away for what could one day be a trailer city housing hundreds of workers. Gravel from the fish-bearing river continues to be excavated […]

By | January 5th, 2016|Conservation, Environment, Northern BC, Top Stories|0 Comments

Building a Coffee Empire in the BC Rocky Mountains

Building a Coffee Empire in the BC Rocky Mountains, Invermere, British Columbia

The woman who built a coffee empire from a small town in rural British Columbia. Elana Rosenfeld was not even remotely prepared for her first wholesale orders.

Kicking Horse Coffee, a Canadian firm she had started with her partner Leo Johnson was getting some orders from gourmet stores in Calgary, Alberta, 172 miles (277km) away from their base in the tiny town of Invermere in British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains.

They didn’t have any cardboard boxes to pack the […]

By | December 16th, 2015|BC Rockies, Business, Invermere|0 Comments

Kinder Morgan pipeline costs rise by over $1 Billion

Kinder Morgan pipeline costs rise by over $1 billion. British Columbia, Canada.

Trans Mountain Pipeline’s evidence exaggerates benefits and ignores costs

VANCOUVER—A new study prepared by Simon Fraser University observes that costs to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMEP) have risen by $1.3 billion and concludes that, rather than making money for Canada, the pipeline would now actually cost Canadians an estimated $7.4 billion. Oil producers would find lower costs shipping undiluted bitumen by rail; and Canada as a whole would come out ahead if the […]

By | December 4th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|0 Comments

Trophy Hunting: No Right to Kill Wild Animals

Hunter in Camouflage. Trophy Hunting: No Right to Kill Wild Animals, British Columbia, Canada

In our free and democratic British Columbia, we can challenge a personal injustice when we encounter it. If our rights are infringed upon, we can use our laws and democratic system to stop the infringement and restore our rights. Animals have no such protection. We, the people, are their sole protection against abuse, cruelty, exploitation, physical deprivation, and brutalization for entertainment.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the […]

By | November 11th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|4 Comments

Halloween events for big kids and little kids in Vancouver, BC

Halloween events for big kids and little kids in Vancouver, British Columbia

More than 80 Halloween events for the young and not so young to celebrate Halloween in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Prepared by The Province newspaper in Vancouver.

LITTLE KIDS

Parade of Lost Souls
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret presents another year of celebration through festival, masquerade and performance art. • Britannia Community Centre grounds, parade route will be revealed at the stroke of midnight on Oct. 30 • Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m. • Free, donations […]

By | October 23rd, 2015|Entertainment|1 Comment

Hotel Zed Expands into Kelowna, British Columbia

Hotel Zed Expands into Kelowna, British Columbia

The phenomenally successful Hotel Zed brand will be adding its cool factor to downtown Kelowna next summer, announces Accent Inns/Hotel Zed CEO Mandy Farmer.

Since the first Hotel Zed launched two years ago on a busy street across from a Victoria suburban shopping mall, the new hospitality brand has exceeded all of Farmer and Tourism Victoria’s expectations. Hotel Zed is a completely unordinary, interactive, lively, and unique space that brings guests together to share the fun. A full transformation of a […]

By | September 14th, 2015|Kelowna, Okanagan, Top Stories|1 Comment

Spring in the Great Bear Rainforest

Grizzly Bear mother and cubs, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Cnada.

The Raincoast bear research crew gets ready for another field season.

Spring is a special time for the research crews at Raincoast. Across the lands and waters of the Great Bear Rainforest, bears are emerging from dens, returning to familiar landscapes with eyes squinting against the bright light of a new season. Soon, Raincoasters too will return to these landscapes, many with eyes squinting after a winter in labs and staring at computer screens. In the meantime, we’re […]

Happy 129th Birthday ‪Vancouver‬

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Today, April 6th, 2015 marks the 129th birthday of the City of Vancouver. It was incorporated on April 6th, 1886, the same year that William Van Horne established a terminal for the CPR and gave the city its name in honour of Captain George Vancouver.

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This photograph taken in September 1886 by Louis Denison Taylor, (1857-1946), shows Vancouver’s 1st Council in front of a tent with the sign City Hall. The portrait captures a look […]

By | April 6th, 2015|History, Top Stories, Vancouver|0 Comments