Cole Schisler

A pod of beluga whales. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)

Microplastics found in stomachs of belugas highlight extent of pollution, researcher says

Lead author Rhiannon Moore says individual actions can reduce plastic pollution

A pod of beluga whales. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)
UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)

Most Canadian kids experience racialized bullying at school: study

Fifty-eight percent of youth aged 12-18 say they’ve witnessed race-based bullying

UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)
Taan Forest Crew (L to R): Clarence Thompson, Ed Davis, Sophie Simons (Riparian Specialist) Charlie Thompson, Dustin Edgars, Vernon White, Todd Russ, Eri Foster (Riparian Specialist) Ron Hamilton. Taan Forest would like to acknowledge the passing of crew member Charlie Thompson and express our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. (Taan Forests photo)

Taan Forest enhances 300 hectares of wildlife habitat along Haida Gwaii’s longest river

The restoration projects received $1.6 million in funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC

Taan Forest Crew (L to R): Clarence Thompson, Ed Davis, Sophie Simons (Riparian Specialist) Charlie Thompson, Dustin Edgars, Vernon White, Todd Russ, Eri Foster (Riparian Specialist) Ron Hamilton. Taan Forest would like to acknowledge the passing of crew member Charlie Thompson and express our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. (Taan Forests photo)
An example of the affected units of dried cannabis. (Joint Ventures Craft Cannabis photo)

Health Canada recalls B.C. cannabis product due to powdery mildew contamination

Anyone who may have purchased the contaminated cannabis should stop using the product immediately

An example of the affected units of dried cannabis. (Joint Ventures Craft Cannabis photo)
(Black Press file photo)

B.C. rent rates highest in Canada, Vancouver remains country’s most expensive city: report

The average rent British Columbians paid in September was $2,108 per month

(Black Press file photo)
Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘When will the rebuild actually happen?’: TSB report findings cause stir over future of Lytton

Edith Loring-Kuhanga called on the provincial and federal governments to provide more resources

Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Canadian Pacific freight train travels on tracks covered with fire retardant in an area burned by wildfire above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No evidence found to connect railway activity to deadly Lytton wildfire, TSB says

Safety board says “significant” investigative work found no link between railway operations and fire

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels on tracks covered with fire retardant in an area burned by wildfire above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Hydro is hoping more people will switch their homes from natural gas to heat pumps. (File photo)

B.C. Hydro says too many carbon emissions due to natural gas home heating

66 per cent of single-family homes use natural gas as their primary heat source

BC Hydro is hoping more people will switch their homes from natural gas to heat pumps. (File photo)
In September 2021, 142 black bears were destroyed by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service due to human conflict. (Black Press file photo)

Ex-conservation officer says ‘armed police’ don’t belong in B.C.’s wildlife response

142 black bears were destroyed by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service in September

In September 2021, 142 black bears were destroyed by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service due to human conflict. (Black Press file photo)
Those opposed to the B.C. vaccine card allege the program is discriminatory and violates human rights, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal disagrees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal tosses complaints against Henry, Horgan over COVID vaccine card

Tribunal says “large volume” of complaints and inquiries have also been thrown out

Those opposed to the B.C. vaccine card allege the program is discriminatory and violates human rights, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal disagrees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Employees at the South Coast B.C. Boys and Girls Club will be able to substitute five statutory holidays starting January 1, 2022. (File photo)

B.C. organization giving employees cultural flexibility on stat holidays

Boys Girls Clubs of South Coast B.C. hopes substituting stats can make workplaces more inclusive

Employees at the South Coast B.C. Boys and Girls Club will be able to substitute five statutory holidays starting January 1, 2022. (File photo)
Big truck semi trailer moves on the highway towards sunset

New mandatory training required for commercial truck drivers in B.C.

The new training will cost more than $15,000

Big truck semi trailer moves on the highway towards sunset
Demonstrators line the Dallas Road walkway in Victoria B.C. on March 28 to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

British Columbians down on Trans Mountain, but open to reconsidering Northern Gateway: poll

Only 45 per cent of British Columbians support TMX while 41 per cent open to Northern Gateway

Demonstrators line the Dallas Road walkway in Victoria B.C. on March 28 to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A model of the human brain that displays a network of blood vessels that make up the blood-brain barrier. (Jesse Orrico/Unsplash)

UBC researchers see promising results reversing Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

The chemotherapy drug inhibits the growth of blood vessels in the brain linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s

A model of the human brain that displays a network of blood vessels that make up the blood-brain barrier. (Jesse Orrico/Unsplash)
One of the cats recovered by the SPCA. (BC SPCA photo)

71 cats seized by SPCA from rural B.C. property

Cats were recovered from two motorhomes on a rural property near Squamish

One of the cats recovered by the SPCA. (BC SPCA photo)
Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Masks mandatory for all B.C. students starting Oct. 4

New rules require masks for Kindergarten to Grade 3, which were previously exempt from the mandate

Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Masks now mandatory for all B.C. students

New rules require masks for Kindergarten to Grade 3, which were previously exempt from the mandate

Teacher Joy Harrison instructs her second graders as California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the classroom at Carl B. Munck Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Gov. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
A sign is shown at the entrance to Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on Tuesday, May, 11, 2021.�� THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

B.C. Supreme Court denies application to extend Fairy Creek injunction

The injunction expired at 4:00 pm, Tuesday Sept. 28

A sign is shown at the entrance to Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on Tuesday, May, 11, 2021.�� THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
The Learning Disability Society has just launched a new program for Greater Vancouver students to learn aboard a custom-designed electric bus. (LDS photo)

VIDEO: All aboard! B.C. society uses colourful bus to push through kids’ learning barriers

Vancouver-based Learning Disability Society launched the program in fall 2021

The Learning Disability Society has just launched a new program for Greater Vancouver students to learn aboard a custom-designed electric bus. (LDS photo)
Extinction Rebellion protesters marched down Vancouver’s Main Street on Sept. 25. (Cole Schisler photo)

WATCH: Extinction Rebellion leads climate protest down Vancouver’s Main Street

Organizers are gearing up for further action in October

Extinction Rebellion protesters marched down Vancouver’s Main Street on Sept. 25. (Cole Schisler photo)