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No-stopping zone in place on B.C. section of Trans-Canada to protect bears

No-stopping zone in place on B.C. section of Trans-Canada to protect bears

FIELD, B.C. — Parks Canada has put in a 10-kilometre, no-stopping zone to protect several bears — including a rare white grizzly — that are feeding along the Trans-Canada Highway.
Indigenous Day: Police chief says VPD values its relationship with Indigenous people

Indigenous Day: Police chief says VPD values its relationship with Indigenous people

An interview focused on the VPD’s relationship with Indigenous peoples in advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21
MLA Bowinn Ma weighs in on 'defunding the police' during racism forum

MLA Bowinn Ma weighs in on 'defunding the police' during racism forum

“Systemic racism has existed within the institutions of Canada since colonialism, and that's 150-plus years worth of systemic racism that we need to address."
Bands support anti-racism petition, pull out of Canada Day event in Surrey, B.C.

Bands support anti-racism petition, pull out of Canada Day event in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — Three musical groups slated to headline a virtual Canada Day celebration in Surrey, B.C., have pulled out of the event to protest what they say is that city's lack of commitment to dismantle systemic racism.
Can B.C. nightclubs survive the pandemic?

Can B.C. nightclubs survive the pandemic?

And what would the impact of those closures be on Canadian recording artists and working musicians, for whom nightclubs are both career incubators and a main source of income?
Women recovering following black bear attack in northern B.C.

Women recovering following black bear attack in northern B.C.

Here's a roundup of a few troubling wildlife interactions B.C.'s conservation officers have dealt with recently

B.C. independent school suspends classes after staff member has COVID-19

VICTORIA — An independent school in B.C.'s Fraser Health region has suspended classes after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The individual held a variety of roles at the school, including teacher, provincial health officer Dr.
Canada closes cross-border park where families reunited

Canada closes cross-border park where families reunited

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia has temporarily closed a park where American and Canadian friends and families have been able to reunite despite the closed U.S.-Canada border.
More booze talk on tap at Vancouver council next week

More booze talk on tap at Vancouver council next week

New Vancouver city council vote next week could see pilot program this summer to allow legal drinking in public spaces
Whistler Blackcomb to re-open soon with focus on sightseeing, mountain biking

Whistler Blackcomb to re-open soon with focus on sightseeing, mountain biking

With safety protocols in place, the resort is hoping to welcome hikers, road-trippers, and adventure-seekers by the end of the month