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After backlash in Whistler, Squamish appears to take a softer tone on climate change letter

After backlash in Whistler, Squamish appears to take a softer tone on climate change letter

'An oversight' kept District from sending letter asking oil companies to help pay for climate change
Squamish man has sights set on podium at Tour de France

Squamish man has sights set on podium at Tour de France

Pro cyclist Jack Burke heading to Europe for race tour
Underfunding, bad repairs, cited for why Canadian roads are breaking down

Underfunding, bad repairs, cited for why Canadian roads are breaking down

Municipal and provincial governments in Canada are all looking for better ways to deal with their growing pothole problems, but none is properly tracking whether the repairs they do now are effective over time, says the author of a soon-to-be complet
B.C. hits new record: population rises above five million

B.C. hits new record: population rises above five million

Over the past year, the province grew by 70,763 persons
Legal pot costs $9.70 per gram versus $6.51 on illicit market: StatCan

Legal pot costs $9.70 per gram versus $6.51 on illicit market: StatCan

A legal gram of cannabis in Canada costs nearly 50 per cent more than illicit pot, according to a new analysis of price quotes compiled by Statistics Canada.
Human-induced climate change fanning wildfires, study reports

Human-induced climate change fanning wildfires, study reports

Humans played a substantial role in making B.C. wildfires in 2017 bigger and more likely, says a new study by UVic and the federal government.
Ice axe and crampons ‘a necessity,’ North Shore Rescue says

Ice axe and crampons ‘a necessity,’ North Shore Rescue says

A lost hiker had to be airlifted out of the Grouse Mountain wilderness by North Shore Rescue late Monday afternoon. A local man in his 40s was attempting the BCMC Trail but wandered off the path. He called 911 around 2:15 p.m.
Property assessments are inaccurate more often than you might think, says author

Property assessments are inaccurate more often than you might think, says author

The biggest factor is the number of properties on the provincial roll
Electric-car sales soaring but Canada still nowhere near goal set in 2009

Electric-car sales soaring but Canada still nowhere near goal set in 2009

OTTAWA — A decade-old goal to get at least half a million electric cars on Canada's roads by the end of 2018 appears to have missed the mark by about 400,000.
B.C. removes prescription drug deductibles for low-income residents

B.C. removes prescription drug deductibles for low-income residents

Health Minister Adrian Dix says British Columbia has taken a “long overdue step forward” to help lower-income households handle the cost of prescription drugs.