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A volunteer group in South Vancouver called Free the Fern is working to protect one of the few remaining native forests in the city by removing invasive species and encouraging the growth of native plants, including ferns, salal, and honeysuckle. Johanna Wagstaffe explains.

The RCMP say a man has been shot dead after officers responded to reports of a woman trying to escape a vehicle travelling along the Trans-Canada Highway near Kamloops, B.C.

An Ashcroft, B.C., man died on Sunday from a heart attack while waiting for an ambulance that took more than 30 minutes to arrive, even though the ambulance station is within sight of his home.

Vancouver police say they are trying to identify who is responsible for flyers distributed on the Downtown Eastside that threaten to burn the tents of homeless people as well as Insite, a supervised injection site.

Advocates for victims of domestic abuse are calling for the termination of a B.C. radio host over his comments on the suicide of a New York woman who said she was abused by her husband before her death.

The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) began targeted job action Monday at four B.C. liquor distribution centres across the province.

A Mountie who was fired after he showed a revealing photo of himself to an assault victim and exchanged sexual texts with her during an investigation fought successfully to get his job back by arguing he was denied a proper hearing.

A Prince George activist has started a community garden for homeless residents to look after and help provide them with food.

Heat waves are expected to increase in severity and frequency as our climate changes

More than 140 people died from illicit drug toxicity across B.C. during the month of June, marking a small drop from the month of May but pushing the total number of fatalities this year past 1,000.


The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) is calling on the federal government and the Catholic church to take action following the discovery of the remains of 215 children buried on the Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds.

BREAKING NEWS: The mayor of Lytton, B.C., said he has ordered the entire town to be evacuated after a fast-moving wildfire swept in on Wednesday evening.

Vancouver's Trump International Hotel is closing permanently, according to staff. Repeated calls to Holborn Group and the hotel manager, based in Hawaii, were not returned. The front entrance is boarded up, and the online booking system does not connect.

Canada also detains migrant children, sometimes for months at a time

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Delta police are looking for 15-year-old Quintin Sandy, better known as Savanah, an Indigenous trans teen 5'9" tall with a slim build, brown eyes and dark brown hair, reported missing Tuesday afternoon. Anyone who sees her is asked to call (604) 946-4411.

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Residents in Vancouver's West End applauded health-care workers from their windows Friday evening to recognize their efforts battling #COVID19 . Some are now hoping to make it a daily tradition.

Breaking News: John Turner, Canada's 17th prime minister who spent decades in federal politics as a cabinet minister and Liberal Party leader during some of the most turbulent moments in modern Canadian history, has died at 91.