Provincial

Protesters gather to speak against trophy hunting

A group of colourful umbrellas covered pathways surrounding the B.C. Legislature buildings on the afternoon of Feb. 15. The gathering came to speak out against trophy hunting of B.C. bears.…

Record number of B.C. transplants in 2013

2013 was a banner year for organ donations within B.C., surpassing the previous year’s already impressive quantity by over 40 transplants. The 346 transplants within the calendar year saw organ…

Changes to liquor laws not all about availability

Since Sept. 2013, the B.C. government has been working to remodel the province’s liquor laws. The government released its final recommendations Jan. 31, which highlight things like allowing alcohol to…

North Vancouver builds addiction recovery house

On Dec. 18, North Vancouver began building its first licensed recovery house for women suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. Much of the funding received for the project has been…

Protesters follow Harper through his B.C. tour

“It wouldn’t be B.C. without it,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper as the two sign-wielding protesters were taken off the stage in their catering uniforms. The incident transpired on Jan.…

B.C. Ferries prices to rise

The travel home for next month’s reading break just became a little bit more burdensome. As B.C. Ferries raise their fare prices by 3.5 per cent on Jan. 17, UVic…

Kinder Morgan submits pipeline proposal despite protests

Energy company Kinder Morgan submitted a proposal to the National Energy Board (NEB) on Dec. 16 for an expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline. The expansion of the pipeline, which…

What’s an ombudsperson?

A proponent of fairness for all

Growing fibre, growing concern

Last stages of B.C. forest plan disquieting for environmental groups