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Winter storm cuts power, closes schools in Fraser Valley

Winter storm cuts power, closes schools in Fraser Valley

Ice and freezing rain caused school closures and power outages in the Fraser Valley, complicating Monday morning for thousands of residents in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley and Mission.
Facebook rant against Liberal MLA Bernier yields conditional sentence

Facebook rant against Liberal MLA Bernier yields conditional sentence

A northeast B.C. man has been sentenced to a six-month conditional sentence and 18 months probation for posting threatening comments on social media directed at Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier.
Tory MP up in arms over ban on Swiss-made rifle

Tory MP up in arms over ban on Swiss-made rifle

Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer is speaking out against a decision by the RCMP to reclassify a brand of rifle imported from Switzerland from non-restricted to prohibited.
Ocean acidity wipes out 10 million scallops near Qualicum Beach

Ocean acidity wipes out 10 million scallops near Qualicum Beach

Ten million scallops that have died in the waters near Qualicum Beach due to rising ocean acidity are the latest victims in a series of marine die-offs that have plagued the West Coast for 10 years.
Richmond sends teachers to China with hopes of attracting students

Richmond sends teachers to China with hopes of attracting students

Most Canadian teachers would find it strange to spend time with their students on weekends or be included in their family outings, but it was a common experience for Richmond teacher Jennifer Kugelman while on exchange in China.
Vancouver lights its Olympic flame — finally, after prodding

Vancouver lights its Olympic flame — finally, after prodding

It took some prodding, but Vancouver’s Olympic cauldron is being rekindled to honour Canadian athletes competing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Video: Man base jumps from Whistler gondola, then escapes

Video: Man base jumps from Whistler gondola, then escapes

WHISTLER -- An RCMP investigation is underway after a man base-jumped from a Whistler gondola and subsequently got away. Whistler Blackcomb spokeswoman Michelle Leroux said Wednesday that the incident happened February 6 at about 3:45 p.m.
Why isn’t Vancouver’s Olympic flame burning in honour of Sochi?

Why isn’t Vancouver’s Olympic flame burning in honour of Sochi?

When tourists Dave and Rosie Primeau arrived in Vancouver, visiting the flaming Olympic cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza was tops on their list.
Rising B.C. ferry fares, service cuts an ‘economic’ disaster

Rising B.C. ferry fares, service cuts an ‘economic’ disaster

Tale of two regions: Mainland grows as ferry dependent towns suffer
Green MLA Andrew Weaver backs David Black's refinery proposal

Green MLA Andrew Weaver backs David Black's refinery proposal

Media mogul David Black has an unlikely ally in his quest to build a new oil refinery near Kitimat. Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver said the idea of taking Alberta oil and refining it in B.C.