Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

z-Central Newsletter

A widow's quest: Is Russian throne heir buried in B.C?

A widow's quest: Is Russian throne heir buried in B.C?

Burnaby's Sandra Tammet-Romanov says her late husband said he was the son of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, and that he escaped the 1918 execution of the imprisoned imperial family in the wake of the communist revolution.
55% of B.C.'s most threatened old-growth forest still open to logging, says report card

55% of B.C.'s most threatened old-growth forest still open to logging, says report card

The B.C. government has failed to hit specific milestones and provide transparency around measures it has taken to protect old-growth forests in the province, according to the latest report car from three environmental groups.
Multi-month Nexus backlog holding up Canada-U.S. cross-border travel flows

Multi-month Nexus backlog holding up Canada-U.S. cross-border travel flows

Meanwhile, restored Amtrak train service expected to help renew cross-border tourism
Indigenous-led prospective buyer 'not going away' even as Trans Mountain costs spiral

Indigenous-led prospective buyer 'not going away' even as Trans Mountain costs spiral

An Indigenous-led initiative is still pursuing ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline, in spite of the project's ballooning price tag. "We are not going away, just because it's $30.9 billion.
Canada's renewable fuel sector could be devastated by U.S. subsidies: lobby groups

Canada's renewable fuel sector could be devastated by U.S. subsidies: lobby groups

Canada’s biodiesel and renewable diesel sectors will be obliterated by a new subsidy program in the United States unless the Canadian government responds in kind, say two lobby groups. The industry suffered a huge blow last year when U.S.
Report urges province to get gig worker regulations right for B.C.

Report urges province to get gig worker regulations right for B.C.

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade pushes equitable, accessible, affordable standards for app-based work sector
B.C. fishing and hunting guides angling for banner year and increased interest in outdoor activities

B.C. fishing and hunting guides angling for banner year and increased interest in outdoor activities

Three years after border closures clobbered B.C.’s tourism industry, hunting and fishing guides and lodges in B.C. say they are hoping for a banner year in 2023, as Americans and other international anglers and big-game hunters return in force.
MPs call for probe into B.C. company's ties after Glacier Media investigation

MPs call for probe into B.C. company's ties after Glacier Media investigation

NDP MP Charlie Angus says he'll bring forward a motion in the coming weeks that will summon Paper Excellence executives before a federal committee.
B.C. struggling to regain pre-pandemic tourist levels

B.C. struggling to regain pre-pandemic tourist levels

Restored flight routes, provincial marketing campaigns help lure visitors
Flair launches $50M lawsuit against leasing companies following plane seizures

Flair launches $50M lawsuit against leasing companies following plane seizures

Flair Airlines has filed a $50-million lawsuit against several plane-leasing companies over what it claims were unlawful seizures of four of its aircraft over the weekend.