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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 to build a roadbed that […]

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 coffee in, so they scoured […]

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 pipeline were not built.

The SFU […]

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 way its animals are treated.” […]

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

Powder Highway in the Kootenay Rockies British Columbia

Powder Highway in the BC Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia, Canada

Where is the heart of skiing in North America? Does it beat most vibrantly in ever-popular Colorado? How about Utah, with its talcum snows? Or perhaps Lake Tahoe?

No. No. And no.

Oh, those are all worthy destinations, but my vote goes to a region that many American skiers and snowboarders have never even visited: the southeast corner of British Columbia. Perhaps no place else on earth possesses such a wealth of ski options as here in the Kootenay Rockies, where the topography accordions spectacularly […]

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 appreciated, dustyflowerpotcabaret.com

Pumpkin Power
Design […]

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 drab two-star motel brought 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 quickly finishing analyses, prepping field […]

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 at the first Vancouver City […]

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

Walking Tours in Victoria

Take a self-guided heritage walk through some of the oldest parts of Victoria to discover the wonderful and mysterious secrets that are part of the city’s hidden history. Choose from four heritage walking maps and experience a journey into Mysterious Chinatown, Rollicking Boomtown, Haunted Victoria, and Victoria’s Law and Order. An active and free way to spend time learning more about our city.

Statue of James Cook on the Victoria Causeway, Victoria Downtown, Victoria, Vancouver <a href=[…]

By | March 3rd, 2015|0 Comments