Tom Fletcher

Chinese construction worker uses a hand saw to build wooden roof trusses on top of a concrete apartment building in 2009. Mass urbanization in China has created urgent new problems

B.C. looks to China as U.S. lumber lobby retaliates

Chinese government's pollution targets may give edge to wood construction over steel or concrete

Chinese construction worker uses a hand saw to build wooden roof trusses on top of a concrete apartment building in 2009. Mass urbanization in China has created urgent new problems
Vendors set out fresh produce at Yuriage Morning Market

B.C. log home maker has deep roots in Japan

Reconstruction continues in fishing village wiped off map by tsunami's wall of water

Vendors set out fresh produce at Yuriage Morning Market
George Omori of Western Forest Products' Japan office stands before the reconstructed San Juan Bautista

B.C. tall trees help restore Japan’s tall ship

Timber from Port Alberni helped Japanese museum replace historic ship masts destroyed in tsunami

George Omori of Western Forest Products' Japan office stands before the reconstructed San Juan Bautista

Forest minister questions NDP grizzly hunt ban

Kelowna-Mission MLA and Forests Minister Steve Thomson questions effectiveness of NDP revisiting election gamut to ban grizzly hunting.

From left: Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Carole James

Louis Riel Day marks Métis status in B.C.

Supreme Court of Canada has declared Métis people to have he same constitutional rights as 'status Indians'

From left: Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Carole James
Premier Christy Clark and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend ceremony with Heiltsuk Nation at Bella Bella in September where Prince William announced the Great Bear Rainforest is included in the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy Initiative.

Queen Elizabeth invites Premier Christy Clark to forest ceremony

Great Bear Rainforest to be recognized at Buckingham Palace ceremony for Queen's Commonwealth Canopy Initiative (with VIDEO)

Premier Christy Clark and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend ceremony with Heiltsuk Nation at Bella Bella in September where Prince William announced the Great Bear Rainforest is included in the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy Initiative.
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a rare verbal decision Thursday on the union rights case that involved federal and provincial governments.

B.C. teachers celebrate top court ruling on class size

Supreme Court backs union on class size, special needs, overturning 2002 legislation introduced by Christy Clark as education minister

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a rare verbal decision Thursday on the union rights case that involved federal and provincial governments.
NDP leader John Horgan speaks to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.

NDP questions school upgrade cancellations

NDP leader John Horgan, Education Minister Mike Bernier clash over seismic upgrades cancelled in Victoria and Metro Vancouver

NDP leader John Horgan speaks to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.
Female grizzly bear caught in a wolf trap near Invermere was freed and released.

Grizzly bear caught in wolf trap, released ‘without incident’

Conservation officers get thousands of bear conflict calls, investigate mother bear and cubs shot and dumped

Female grizzly bear caught in a wolf trap near Invermere was freed and released.
A drone harasses adult eagles guarding their chicks in Nanaimo in 2015

UPDATE: Drone pilot fined $230 for buzzing eagle nest

Witness reported drone harassment, 'adult and baby eagles extremely agitated,' culprit caught and convicted

A drone harasses adult eagles guarding their chicks in Nanaimo in 2015
Five years ago BlackBerry was the standard for mobile communications in the B.C. government. Now only 1

B.C. works to track mobile data spread

With 12,000 fast-evolving mobile devices, the B.C. government needs strict security, Auditor General Carol Bellringer says

Five years ago BlackBerry was the standard for mobile communications in the B.C. government. Now only 1
Conservation Officers prepare to airlift two grizzly bears captured on Cormorant Island near the village of Alert Bay

B.C. bear problems surge this fall

Hunter attacked by grizzly near Smithers, seven bears trapped and relocated from Bella Coola

Conservation Officers prepare to airlift two grizzly bears captured on Cormorant Island near the village of Alert Bay
Logging on Vancouver Island: B.C. is still dependent on the U.S. for much of its lumber exports.

U.S. lumber trade faces uncertain future

U.S. industry free to file formal complaints against B.C. wood products as of today, Canadian producers look to China and Japan

Logging on Vancouver Island: B.C. is still dependent on the U.S. for much of its lumber exports.
Work camp at Site C dam project is built for up to 2

BC VIEWS: Site C dam, our latest global villain

Now environmentalists want UN investigation of Peace River dam, based on claims rejected in federal-provincial assessment

Work camp at Site C dam project is built for up to 2
B.C. Libertarian Party leader Clayton Welwood

Libertarians look ahead to B.C. election

BC Libertarian Party leader favours legalizing sale of drugs and sex, selling BC Hydro, highways and BC Ferries

B.C. Libertarian Party leader Clayton Welwood
Premier Christy Clark

Rainforest negotiator sees path to politics

Dallas Smith, founding negotiator of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement, running against NDP's Claire Trevena in North Island

Premier Christy Clark
Community

BC VIEWS: Big Brother’s coming to city hall

Premier Christy Clark and minister Peter Fassbender turn their attention to CUPE contracts, police wages and city hall executive pay

Community
Premiers Rachel Notley (Alberta)

UPDATE: B.C. says other provinces must ‘catch up’ on carbon price (with VIDEO)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sets carbon price, Alberta's Rachel Notley says approval of oil pipeline is a condition

Premiers Rachel Notley (Alberta)
Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick has been focused on farmers' market development

‘Grow Local BC’ province’s latest community contest

10 urban or semi-rural communities will get up to $25,000 each to help people get back to growing their own food

Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick has been focused on farmers' market development
Premier Christy Clark speaks to local government representatives at their convention in Victoria Wednesday.

Premier funds water, firefighter help for communities

NDP leader John Horgan says Premier Christy Clark's speech at UBCM convention a rewrite of her 2013 election campaign

Premier Christy Clark speaks to local government representatives at their convention in Victoria Wednesday.