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Nine new coronaviruses found by UBC-led research team

Nine new coronaviruses found by UBC-led research team

A 32-year-old UBC postdoc led a team of researchers that discovered nine new species of coronavirus and 132,000 RNA viruses.
Artwork, books on display at former B.C. Legislature clerk's corruption trial

Artwork, books on display at former B.C. Legislature clerk's corruption trial

Special prosecutors have submitted photos to B.C. Supreme Court of items they allege were bought with public funds by ex-legislature clerk Craig James for personal use
B.C. man gets jail time in international drug smuggling case

B.C. man gets jail time in international drug smuggling case

The drugs were worth a reported $35 million and had a higher street value in Australia.
B.C.'s 'under the radar' outdoor recreation agency can't keep up, say critics

B.C.'s 'under the radar' outdoor recreation agency can't keep up, say critics

With 50 staff and an $8-million operating budget, Recreation Sites and Trails BC has “fallen under the radar” of government priorities, according to Louise Pedersen, executive director of the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C.
Pod of amazing orcas give kayakers thrill of a lifetime off West Vancouver (VIDEO)

Pod of amazing orcas give kayakers thrill of a lifetime off West Vancouver (VIDEO)

A local kayaker who had a close encounter with a pod of orca whales off West Vancouver’s Eagle Island recently described the experience as a “once in a lifetime” thrill
B.C. watershed security strategy could put province on the 'cutting edge'

B.C. watershed security strategy could put province on the 'cutting edge'

The B.C. government has rolled out the early stages of a water security strategy meant to protect the province's freshwater resources from drought, flooding and long-term shortages
Letter to the Editor: The Bad, the Good, the Ugly—and the Possibility

Letter to the Editor: The Bad, the Good, the Ugly—and the Possibility

A skier looks for solutions after his trip from Blackcomb's Base 2 to Creekside took longer than his morning commute to Whistler from Nanaimo
'Utterly useless' wood splitter was for former B.C. legislature clerk's own gain: Crown

'Utterly useless' wood splitter was for former B.C. legislature clerk's own gain: Crown

Craig James is accused of improperly approving a $257,988 retirement allowance to himself in February 2012, among other alleged fraud and breach of trust violations
U.S. ‘mass surveillance’ company challenges B.C. privacy watchdog order

U.S. ‘mass surveillance’ company challenges B.C. privacy watchdog order

A U.S. company is suing B.C.'s information and privacy commissioner, saying orders against it are unreasonable and unenforceable as B.C laws do not apply to it.
Computer simulations may improve avalanche forecasting in the Sea to Sky and beyond

Computer simulations may improve avalanche forecasting in the Sea to Sky and beyond

Researchers from SFU find that snow cover models can improve forecasting, especially in areas where there aren't on-the-ground observations.