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Green Thumbs Up: Saving thousand year old cedar trees in B.C.

British Columbia's government announced on Tuesday the creation of a new provincial park, known as the Ancient Forest park or Chun T’oh Wudujut, as it is called in the local Lheidli language.

Hiking the Garibaldi Lake area Special

Whistler - Garibaldi Lake is off the busy Sea-to-Sky highway 99 between Vancouver and Whistler and can be easily reached after less than a two-hour drive from Vancouver.

Hiking the Wedgemount Lake area Special

Whistler - Wedgmount Lake hiking trail starts from an easy to find location off a busy road between Whistler and Pemberton but to get to the final destination point at the lake and its glacier is quite a different story.

Iconic 1,000-year-old 'Elaho Giant' Douglas fir saved from fire

Pemberton - Roots blackened, the mighty Elaho Giant, Canada's third largest tree, has survived a devastating wildfire, thanks to quick thinking by firefighters who worked tirelessly to "cool hotspots" near the huge tree's roots.

Photo essay: Defending Burnaby Mountain Special

Burnaby - This short report documents the location and every day life of Burnaby Mountain protesters against Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Op-Ed: FIPA undermines sovereignty of Canada, First Nations – Don Davies Special

Vancouver - Don Davies, Canadian Member of Parliament for the NDP representing the riding of Vancouver Kingsway, discusses the approval of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and its future impact on Canada and First Nations.

Video: Belly dance stars come to Vancouver in Safar Conference Special

Vancouver - Belly dance and Middle Eastern music in Vancouver's inaugural Safar Middle Eastern Dance and Music Conference and Gala Show.

Op-Ed: Radiation fogs of Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC Special

Radiation fog in Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam could be a sterling example of how a climatology phenomena can dazzle the eyes with an eerie scene you've only seen in Hollywood.

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project controversy rages on Special

Calgary - The long awaited Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project was approved on June 17th by Prime Minister Stephen Harper amid controversy and objection by First Nations groups, environmentalists, concerned Canadians and the political opposition parties.

Op-Ed: Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson on Joint Review Panel outcome Special

Calgary - This is an Interview with Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson about the Joint Review Panel outcome and more. Barry acted as legal counsel to three environmental groups in the Joint Review Panel hearings into the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Joint Review Panel urges approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

Calgary - Today, the long awaited Joint Review Panel released a lengthy report recommending approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline but with 209 conditions. Environmental groups vow to stop it for the sake of our climate, land and water.

Photo Essay: On the movie set 'Dibukk Box' Special

New Westminster - The short photo story is from the set of the movie that originally was titled "Dibukk Box" but it was finally changed to "The Possessions" after being released in August 2012.

Photo Essay: Aboriginal Day in Vancouver Special

Vancouver - Aboriginal Community of Greater Vancouver celebrated its annual Aboriginal Day on Coast Salish Territory. This year the celebration was held at Trout Lake Park in Vancouver.

Arrest warrant issued for 'bedroom dentist'

Burnaby - A B.C. Supreme Court justice issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect accused of running an illegal dental clinic in Burnaby, B.C.

Op-Ed: Urban landscape — Your average cell phone shots Special

Vancouver - Urban landscape - a very popular theme amongst all photographers. How many times, however, do we happen to carry the camera with us when we venture into this urban jungle? Very rarely, right? Then the cell phone comes handy, almost all of us have it.

B.C. rejects the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project

Calgary - The B.C. Liberal government rejected the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project shortly after they were elected to office. The project was fraught with conflict, and analysis of evidence for this pipeline approval was thorough and relentless.

Photo Essay: Spring on Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam Special

Port Coquitlam - Recent weekend sunny weather was a great occasion to take a peek at nature's new signs of life at Colony Farm in Port Coquitlam.

Photo: BC 'Fire Splash' sunset photo goes viral

Vancouver - A B.C photographer, Rob Leslie, created a photo illusion that he terms "Fire Water," that is, "the illusion of fire on the ocean through photography art." The photo that shows what looks like fire splashing out from the ocean has gone viral online.

Op-Ed: Northern Gateway Review-Diluted Bitumen will not sink in water

Prince Rupert - According to Enbridge pipeline experts, testifying at a National Review Board hearing on the Northern Gateway pipeline, diluted bitumen will not sink to the ocean floor if it spills off the coast of British Columbia. Environmentalists dispute that claim.

International Buddhist Temple, Richmond, BC Special

Richmond - International Buddhist Temple in Richmond, BC, is a piece of an Oriental world in the area of Greater Vancouver. It's a world of its own with colours, music, scent of incense and atmosphere of something different within an easy reach for everybody.

'A girl in the picture' shares her life story of survival Special

Richmond - Phan Thị Kim Phúc, known as "the girl in the picture", international peace symbol and global peace ambassador, came to Richmond's The Way Community Church to share her personal stories of survival from atrocities of Vietnam War.

Photo Essay: Steveston Fish Market Special

Richmond - Steveston Fish Market (and its part called Fisherman's Wharf) is a small shopping area to buy and sell fresh caught fish (not processed in any way) in Steveston Village in Richmond, BC.

Justus Mirembe of Uganda Heads Major BC Association Special

Vancouver - Justus Mirembe, a native of Uganda, has recently been elected President of the African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA), the largest and most active African-Canadian association in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

Sunny fall day at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby, BC Special

Burnaby - After a few days of colds and heavy rain on the Pacific North-West, the residents of BC had a Sunday's break; although with heavier and darker clouds, sunlight was shining through.

Op-Ed: Canada-China corporate rights pact needs debate says Maude Barlow Special

Calgary - The NEXEN takeover by China National Offshore Oil Corp has been given a 30 day extension and may be extended again as opposition continues to grow from all factions with the exception of investors and the energy sector.

Op-Ed: Photo essay — Joffre Lakes revisited Special

Pemberton - This photo essay comes as a second piece to a previous article about hiking the group of three Joffre Lakes in Pemberton area, British Columbia, Canada.

SPCA searches for owner of puppy found with horrific rope burns

Surrey - The BC SPCA in Surrey, British Columbia is asking for help to find the owners of a puppy that was found in some bushes, with severe rope burns on its muzzle. It's being investigated as a case of animal cruelty.

Health authority demands retraction about oil of oregano ad Special

Vancouver - A Canadian company's newspaper ad that claims oil of oregano is a safer alternative to vaccination to prevent whooping cough has health officials demanding a retraction.

Rescued sea otter dies at Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver - Despite round-the-clock intense treatment by Vancouver Aquarium staff, a sick and injured sea-otter rescued from a Washington State beach, has died.

Strait of Dover Goes Wire-to-wire to Win 153rd Queen’s Plate Special

Toronto - With the future of the race very much in doubt and light rain falling from above, New Westminister, B.C. jockey Justin Stein ran the race of his life to capture the 153rd, and possibly last, Queen’s Plate.
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Fungi of Minnekhada Park growing on slowly decaying trees, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
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