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Resist urge to 'tickle' the snowpack as slide risk increases, avalanche survivor says

Resist urge to 'tickle' the snowpack as slide risk increases, avalanche survivor says

VANCOUVER — Twenty years after he survived being buried in a deadly avalanche in British Columbia's backcountry, Ken Wylie is urging people to be cautious and aware while dealing with a similarly unstable snowpack this year.
A timeline of the avalanche hazard in B.C., where five people are dead

A timeline of the avalanche hazard in B.C., where five people are dead

VANCOUVER — Five people have been killed in British Columbia avalanches this month. Forecasters have compared this season’s snowpack with the conditions of 2003, one of the worst years on record for fatalities.
B.C. to dedicate some provincial timber supply to value-added industry

B.C. to dedicate some provincial timber supply to value-added industry

DELTA, B.C. — The British Columbia government is launching a new program that will ensure dedicated access to the provincial timber supply for secondary manufacturers that make value-added products.
Metro Vancouver student launches first 'Free Blockbuster' in B.C., third in Canada

Metro Vancouver student launches first 'Free Blockbuster' in B.C., third in Canada

It works like a little library.
ICBC stands firm on Flying Spaghetti Monster pirate, colander hats

ICBC stands firm on Flying Spaghetti Monster pirate, colander hats

Dread Pyrate Higgs (also known as Gary Smith of Grand Forks) has been issued a driver's licence without his Pastafarian head covering in the photo. He says it was done "under duress."
Two U.S. businessmen die in latest B.C. avalanche, as season's toll rises to five

Two U.S. businessmen die in latest B.C. avalanche, as season's toll rises to five

VANCOUVER — Two American businessmen have been killed in an avalanche in British Columbia, lifting the deadly season's toll to five, as forecasters warn of large and dangerous slides occurring without the usual signs of danger.
B.C. Premier David Eby spent $338K on leadership campaign

B.C. Premier David Eby spent $338K on leadership campaign

The B.C. premier technically went unchallenged last fall following the disqualification of leadership hopeful Anjali Appadurai.
B.C. Indigenous child agency appeals mom's $150K separation award

B.C. Indigenous child agency appeals mom's $150K separation award

The Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society says the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal overstepped its jurisdiction.
Extinction Rebellion roadblock organizer pleads guilty to mischief charges

Extinction Rebellion roadblock organizer pleads guilty to mischief charges

Almost a year after forming a company to organize illegal roadblocks, a leader of three climate change protest brands pleaded guilty to five mischief charges Monday in Vancouver Provincial Court.
B.C. Greens name Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi as second deputy leader in election preparation

B.C. Greens name Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi as second deputy leader in election preparation

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Green Party has named a second deputy leader in a move leader Sonia Furstenau says is key to preparing for the next provincial election. Dr.
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