As wildfires continue to edge closer to towns and agricultural areas, grape producers and wine-makers in the Okanagan must once again deal with this increasingly frequent threat of smoke taint.
Efforts to predict wildfire risk and to prioritize mitigation efforts aren’t enough. We must prepare for fire disasters wherever possible and decide what we’ll do when they happen.
The minutiae of bureaucratic policy and procedure perpetuates colonialism and undermined a fully Tŝilhqot’in-led pandemic response.
Anti-SLAPP laws are useful, and we need more of them across the country. They allow certain lawsuits to be dismissed at an early stage if they relate to public interest speech.
Ground-penetrating radar located the remains of 215 First Nations children in a mass unmarked grave, revealing a macabre part of Canada’s hidden history.
Environmental groups have protested logging of British Columbia’s old-growth rainforest for three decades. But the Fairy Creek dispute could grow into another ‘War in the Woods.’
A study of viral variants finds Piscine orthoreovirus continuously spills over from farmed salmon to wild salmon.
Older adults in rural areas in Canada are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, including related ones like social connections and public health information outreach.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the scarcity of resources in long-term care. But it has also revealed how staff are undervalued.
Even though Canadians and Americans living in the Pacific Northwest share the same earthquake risk, far more Canadians than American homeowners buy earthquake insurance. Why?
As more provinces legislate no-fault auto insurance, drivers should be told that the system places tight restrictions on their right to be heard in court and reduces benefits.
Removing trees killed by fires can have long-term consequences for wildlife.
DUDES Club, with a little help from Movember, has shown how a grassroots health and mental health initiative could be mobilized to work by, for and with Indigenous men.
More oil and gas wells risk becoming orphaned given the long-term downward trend in the industry.
The discovery of mated queen giant hornets in Washington state and B.C. means that new colonies are probably established, but decades of research may help halt the introduction in its tracks.
At current rates, the rattlesnake population in British Columbia could be severely depleted by 2060.
Unstable funding, social distancing and the likelihood that other countries won’t be able to help — these all raise the potential of a nightmarish scenario.
Fracking in northeastern British Columbia has left behind tens of thousands of wells. Some of these are leaking — and could threaten the environment and the public’s health.
The RCMP have long been responsible for violence against Indigenous people.
A public inquiry into money laundering underway in British Columbia holds out hope for reform, but the problems run deep.