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HALIFAX — A study showing a dearth of minority judges in Canada has advocates suggesting the country must seize a unique opportunity to increase racial diversity in a “judiciary of whiteness.” “After many years of saying this is an important issue, it’s very disappointing to see how low the numbers are,” said Naiomi Metallic, a […]
Eleven B.C. residents have acquired travel-related Zika virus in the seven months since public health officials started testing for the mosquito-borne virus.
A Chinese bank is suing to freeze and recover the Metro Vancouver property assets of a Chinese citizen who allegedly "fled China" with an unpaid $10-million dollar loan.
An unusual partnership between two charitable organizations has made it possible for a young family who lost their home in the Rock Creek fire to rebuild.
The army recently took away the old radios because it’s replacing them, but failed to synch the clawback with the acquisition of the new ones
A Vancouver man with a history of violent offences, including a conviction for killing a girlfriend, has been declared a dangerous offender and ordered jailed indefinitely.
After years of consultation, the city has released a revised area plan for Grandview-Woodland that again calls for more density, but at a lower level than before.
B.C.’s finance minister says the provincial government is taking a City of Vancouver proposal to impose a tax on vacant homes seriously, despite the province’s general reluctance to seek solutions to the region’s housing affordability crisis in taxation.
The women lost her security clearance at the Vancouver International Airport after Transport Canada found out about her ex-husband's criminal ties
Spurred on by a poll showing three-quarters of British Columbians supporting a heightened minimum wage, John Horgan looks to be gambling that Justin Trudeau's left-ward shift is the way to electoral victory.
Climate change will figure prominently, but so will the importance of all three countries working together economically at the Three Amigos summit.
The B.C. Liberal Party is calling on the province's elections watchdog to investigate more than $300,000 in union political donations it alleges were not properly disclosed by the B.C. NDP.
The B.C. SPCA is investigating a report that a live chicken went through a sanitizing washer at Hallmark Poultry Processors in Vancouver.
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, became the first minister to suggest Britain could hold another vote on Brexit, despite the Leave victory last week
Victoria — The British Columbia government says fire, crime and sanitary conditions at a homeless camp outside the courthouse in Victoria have degenerated since March when the province originally applied for a court injunction to shut it down. The government returned to B.C. Supreme Court today for the second time seeking an interim injunction to […]
The markets are already reacting to this uncertainty, taking a bite out of stocks of companies with big U.K. exposure
A male student has been arrested after threats forced the evacuation of a high school in southeastern British Columbia. Nelson RCMP said they received reports last Thursday about a possible threat to Mount Sentinel Secondary in South Slocan, about 25 kilometres west of Nelson. Officers arrived at the school to find a student […]
An 82-year-old woman, 82, has been banned from the Royal Canadian Legion for a year after worrying about the treatment of veterans at her Manitoba branch
Rachel Pernosky’s estranged half-brother has been charged in connection with the Mission teen’s 2013 murder.
A three-week trial is expected next year for the RCMP's former chief spokesman in British Columbia charged with a single count of sexual assault.
Two polls reached different conclusions about Trump's prospects, but even the more favourable of the two found the GOP candidate is trailing among virtually everyone but whites.
The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of a Vancouver trucker whose dangerous driving killed a vacationing California family of four.
Prosecutors said Weaver gave birth in a bathroom at the Delta Gamma Theta sorority at Muskingum University then purposefully caused the death of her baby
COOMBS — Hundreds of parrots living at a Vancouver Island sanctuary need new homes as an Aug. 1 deadline approaches for the closure of the World Parrot Refuge. Between 450 and 500 parrots, including macaws, cockatoos, lovebirds and conures, are up for adoption, following the death last February of refuge founder Wendy Huntbatch. “After Wendy’s […]
VANCOUVER — A 25-year-old British Columbia woman with a degenerative muscle disease is challenging Canada’s physician-assisted dying law just days after it came into force. Julia Lamb of Chilliwack has spinal muscular atrophy and fears her body will weaken to the point that she could be left in a state of intolerable suffering for years […]
“That community is still very much shattered. I still hear about it all the time, there are still hardships, resentments."
The deafening silence is a stark contrast to the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, when she issued a statement within hours of the results
They're banned for half of Canada's borrowing public, but loans with 30-year amortizations are becoming the norm for consumers with a down payment of 20% or more
A Singapore to Milan flight had to make an emergency landing because the engine was leaking oil — and then the right wing caught fire
After the lockers are emptied, the suit and gowns put away and the diplomas framed, what comes next for B.C.’s latest crop of high school grads?
Parks Canada is preparing to go to the public with plans for a $66-million, 107-kilometre bike trail adjacent to the Jasper-Banff highway — one of the country’s most scenic drives. But five environmental groups are already wary of the idea, fearing the project will damage crucial habitat and divert resources from conserving nature. “Recent budget […]
'The museum is a celebration of the fact that everyone’s been through it. It’s comforting that we are all in it together as a human race'
A 30-year-old man who died after a parachute failure on Sunday has been identified as a former marine from Seattle
It's unclear why the girls became their mother's target, but police told the Chronicle that the shooting broke out after a family argument
Palin's comments marked a public embrace of a conspiracy theory popularly known as the New World Order — a would-be totalitarian regime ruling the whole globe
Ever since the 2014 Russian intervention in Ukraine — and ensuing sanctions imposed by the U.S. — the acts of intimidation have increased significantly
As a crowd of frustrated citizens gathered to air grievances about Vancouver City Hall, the vibe was decidedly less mellow than one might expect for a sunny Sunday at Kits Beach. Organizers estimated close to 300 were on hand Sunday morning at the foot of Yew Street, as a series of speakers addressed the crowd, expressing anger over what they said was a […]