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UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

A jogger accidentally crossed into the U.S. near Peace Arch and was detained for two weeks

The coast of White Rock, British Columbia, looks to be an ideal place for a run, with its sweeping views of Semiahmoo Bay to the west and scores of waterfront …


Inslee questions whether Canadian pipeline should expand

The governor of Washington says his state is “allied” with British Columbia in questioning whether the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Thousands march to protest Canada pipeline expansion project

Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to speak out against a pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Pacific Coast.


100 years ago in Spokane: Mine president pledges $5,000 for highway from Spokane to Nelson, B.C.

Conrad Wolfle, president of the United Copper Mine of Chewelah, pledged $5,000 toward building a paved highway from Spokane to the British Columbia border, and then on to the city …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

Negotiations to start next year on updating the Columbia River Treaty

Negotiations over the future of the Columbia River Treaty will start early next year between the U.S. and Canada. Changes to the treaty could impact Northwest electric rates, salmon survival …


Wildfires delay efforts to return fishers to North Cascades

A state-led effort to return the weasel-like fishers to Washington’s North Cascades has been delayed because of the massive wildfires in British Columbia.


2017 wildfire season in U.S. West far worse than expected

A wet winter and spring in the Western U.S. brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. It was anything but. It ended up one of the worst …


Fire or volcano? Oregon blaze sparks eruption comparisons

People in Oregon covered their faces with scarves to keep choking ash from wildfires from filling their lungs and wiped the soot from windshields, similar to what long-time residents said …


Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

British Columbia extends emergency as wildfires continue

British Columbia is extending a state of emergency for two more weeks as wildfires sweeping across the province’s interior show no sign of slowing.


Wildfires in B.C. have forced nearly 40,000 to evacuate

Fast-moving wildfires in British Columbia have forced nearly 40,000 residents to leave their homes and residents are flooding into crowded evacuation centers amid a provincial state of emergency.


Andy Van Hees and Arlene Burns: Remember Mosier: Stop fossil fuel transports

The one-year anniversary of the oil train derailment in Mosier is a potent reminder that Spokane and all communities along the tracks are at risk.


Skier rescued from Mount Baker after falling into crevasse

Authorities said a 58-year-old British Columbia man was rescued from Mount Baker after he fell into a deep crevasse while skiing.


Magnitude-6.3 aftershock shakes Canada, Alaska

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.3 aftershock has shaken the corner of British Columbia, near the boundary with Alaska, nearly two hours after a magnitude-6.2 earthquake hit the same …


B.C. appeals ruling recognizing Colville Tribes’ right to hunt in Canada

British Columbia’s government has appealed a provincial court ruling recognizing the right of a Colville Tribes’ member to hunt on ancestral lands in Canada.


Act locally to resist climate change rollbacks

Trump’s beliefs about climate change and carbon emissions and economic impacts are an affront to science.


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Canadian hunting rights confirmed for Colville Tribes’ member

A British Columbia court has recognized the right of a member of the Colville Tribes to hunt on ancestral land in Canada. The trial was a test case for members …


Canada marijuana stocks surge after report of legalization date

The frenzy surrounding Canada’s marijuana market intensified Monday after a report the government will unveil plans to legalize sales for recreational use in April.


Vancouver, B.C., police prepare for protests at new Trump tower

Police are preparing for protests when President Donald Trump’s two oldest sons officially open a new Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday, and the U.S. consulate is …


British Columbia approves oil pipeline to coast from Alberta

VICTORIA, British Columbia – British Columbia on Wednesday approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline from the Alberta oil sands that would allow oil exports to Asia. British …


Endangered Puget Sound orca found dead off Canadian coast

Scientists said an orca found dead off the coast of British Columbia belonged to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters.


Pacific fishers return to historic range in Washington

The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park – returning to a …


A diver may have found a long-lost nuclear bomb off British Columbia

The water conditions were perfect – “beautiful, clear, green” – when Sean Smyrichinsky went diving last month off the north coast of British Columbia.


Officials in Canada: 13-year-old Abbotsford girl killed in random school stabbing

A 13-year-old girl who was stabbed to death was the victim of a random attack inside a high school in British Columbia, police said Wednesday.


Coal company shifts to Canadian port to reach Asia markets

A company with coal mines in Wyoming and Montana said Thursday that it’s begun exporting fuel to Asia through a Canadian port – a rare bit of a positive news …


British Columbia case could decide if some Colville Tribal members have hunting rights in Canada

An upcoming trial will determine whether some members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation retain hunting rights on ancestral lands in British Columbia.


Canadian officials find no clear cause of orca death

Canadian officials say a necropsy on a killer whale found dead near British Columbia on April 1 has uncovered no clear cause of death.


Cyclist on B.C. to Panama ride injured in crash in Forks

The Washington State Patrol says a London cyclist was injured when he was struck by an SUV south of Forks on the Olympic Peninsula.


Deal protects huge swath of central B.C. coast from logging

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest has been largely protected from logging in a landmark agreement among aboriginals, forest companies, environmental groups and the government. Premier Christy …


B.C. residents push for more-stable reservoir levels as Columbia River Treaty is renegotiated

NAKUSP, British Columba – Crystal and Janet Spicer grew up in a white-frame farmhouse on 60 fertile acres along the Columbia River in Canada. Their father was a local legend …