Mounties in Nanaimo, B.C., investigating after body discovered

Mounties in Nanaimo, B.C., investigating after body discovered

NANAIMO, B.C. – Mounties in Nanaimo, B.C., say they’re investigating after a dead body was discovered on Saturday morning. RCMP say the body of a 59-year-old man was found at about 5:45 a.m. in downtown Nanaimo. No cause of death has been determined. Mounties say they’ve learned that loud voices were heard coming from the […]

'Otherworldly' glass sponge reefs off B.C. featured in new documentary

'Otherworldly' glass sponge reefs off B.C. featured in new documentary

It takes an experienced deep-water diver like Hamish Tweed to reach most of the glass sponge reefs. You have to descend more than 60 metres into the depths of B.C.’s Howe Sound where, even in the middle of the day, you’re sinking into total darkness. Tweed has seen plenty of glass sponges in his years diving off of the […]

Haida Gwaii has COVID outbreak with 13 cases, B.C. health officials say

Haida Gwaii has COVID outbreak with 13 cases, B.C. health officials say

VICTORIA—An outbreak of COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii has resulted in 13 confirmed cases, which health officials say are all linked to local residents and off-island travel. It comes amid friction between Indigenous groups on Haida Gwaii and local fishing lodges over the resumption of operations and the potential for spread of COVID-19 from visitors. Health […]

Long-time B.C. electronic music festival on pause following sexual violence allegations

Long-time B.C. electronic music festival on pause following sexual violence allegations

The Shambhala Music Festival, hosted in Salmo, B.C., since 1998, is postponing this summer’s virtual event after sexual violence allegations were made online against at least one of its performers. In a news release circulated on Saturday, organizers of the electronic dance music festival said there have been serious allegations made against past and present performers. “We […]

As B.C. stays firm, Alberta offers 'cohort quarantine,' seeks essential worker status for NHL players

As B.C. stays firm, Alberta offers 'cohort quarantine,' seeks essential worker status for NHL players

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wants the federal government to help clear the way for NHL players to come to Edmonton. His counterpart in British Columbia, John Horgan, says his province isn’t interested in making any concessions. The two premiers had markedly different responses to the NHL’s plan to resume the 2019-20 season, in which teams […]

B.C. starts lifting COVID-19 restrictions on surgeries, parks, stores, haircuts

B.C. starts lifting COVID-19 restrictions on surgeries, parks, stores, haircuts

VICTORIA – British Columbia has reached the point in the COVID-19 pandemic where it will start a gradual reopening of the economy while also allowing social interactions between families, friends and communities to increase. The plan to restart the province begins with certain health services, retail outlets, restaurants, salons, museums and parks resuming some operations […]

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