Stories tagged: British Columbia
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 6:01 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 8:42 P.M.
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.
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 4:51 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 7:23 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 4:16 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 11:20 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 9:18 A.M.
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.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 8:55 A.M.
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.
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016, 10:35 P.M.
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 …
SUNDAY, AUG. 9, 2015
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 …
SUNDAY, AUG. 9, 2015
Residents say Columbia’s dams have affected area families, economy
On a crisp day in March, Charlie Maxfield walked the along the mudflats south of Nakusp, remembering places that were flooded when the reservoir behind Hugh Keenleyside Dam filled. Maxfield’s …
SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
Spectacular by nature
Every year, Trip Advisor hands out Travelers’ Choice Awards to 25 of the world’s best destinations, based on criteria that include natural beauty found on mountaintops and beaches and urban …
THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014
B.C. official calls for Columbia River Treaty accounting
In the 1960s and 1970s, three huge dams were built in British Columbia to hold back the flow of the Columbia River. The entire Northwest still benefits from their construction. …
THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014
Polygamist Mormons face new charges in British Columbia
Two leaders of a polygamous Mormon community in Bountiful, British Columbia, face criminal charges of keeping more than one wife, according to Canadian officials. Winston Blackmore and James Oler have …
SUNDAY, FEB. 9, 2014
Canadian skiing hut a cool refuge for muscle-powered powder seekers
It’s been a grim winter in much of the West for powder hounds. But winter is too short to waste wishing for more snow. When it’s lacking in your back …
MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013, 6:53 A.M.
West Coast states and BC to link climate policies
SAN FRANCISCO — The governors of Western U.S. states and a Canadian province will announce a partnership to collectively combat climate change and promote clean energy. Governors of California, Oregon, …
SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013
Known for skiing, Whistler becoming popular summer destination
Summertime, and the biking and hiking are easy at Whistler. The British Columbia resort, known for its world-class skiing, has also turned itself into a popular summer resort. Visitors can …
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
Inner Harbour proves perfect welcome mat for beautiful B.C. city
VICTORIA, B.C. – There are few water arrivals in the Northwest more exhilarating than Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The venerable Empress Hotel commands attention front and center with the stately B.C. …
SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2012
B.C. ranch offers lavish front-row seat to nature’s best
KAMLOOPS, Canada – “It’s a true thing,” as my grandmother used to say. Luxury lodging is in the eye of the beholder. Whether it’s an inn, hotel, resort, even a …
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012
B.C. town offers bridge to frontier setting that brings history to life
Walk through the gates of British Columbia’s Fort Steele and you feel you have just taken a time machine to the 1890s. There are dusty streets, wooden sidewalks, horses, wagons …
THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011
Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co. deal will reopen sawmill
Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co. plans to restart a sawmill in Midway, B.C., through a cross-border deal that should help timber workers in both the U.S. and Canada. The Midway mill …
THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011
U.S. accuses B.C. of breaking pact
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has asked for arbitration with Canada over allegations that British Columbia is selling subsidized lumber into U.S. markets. The dispute revolves around log prices for …
SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2011
Canadian backcountry skier completes huge uphill goal
Canadian backcountry skier Greg Hill, 35, must feel like a million bucks after completing his goal – with a day to spare – of logging 2 million vertical ski-touring feet, …
TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010, 3:22 P.M.
Whitewater doubles terrain, available fun
Skiers and snowboarders are in for double the fun at Whitewater this year as the much-loved Canadian powder playground is getting ready to double its spectacular terrain to more than …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 5, 2010
Below surface of Canadian society you’ll find remnants from Doukhobors
CASTLEGAR, B.C. – Tucked into the green valleys of southeast British Columbia, a handful of century-old brick houses are mute witness to an old way of life. Once these were …
MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2009, 10:43 A.M.
Pot-smuggling pilot gets nearly 4 years
A Canadian helicopter pilot who brought about 150 pounds of marijuana into North Idaho faces nearly four years in prison.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2009
Purcell hiking trifecta
The last week of September is a peak moment for hikers with the legs to trek high into the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. While forest-fire season is waning in …
MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2009, 4:22 P.M.
British Columbia on wildfire alert
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Almost 3,000 people have been evacuated since Sunday and 85 percent of British Columbia remains on high alert as lighting strikes and tinder-dry forests continue to fuel …
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2009
Outback snowmobiling curbs sought
A heli-ski operator is calling on British Columbia to enact controls over backcountry snowmobilers, saying the large number of deaths this season has hurt the province’s reputation as a safe …