Lacking any permanent connection to his family and culture and without the mental health supports that might have made a difference, an 18-year-old Métis youth in care took his own life in an act of desperation, says an investigative report issued today by British Columbia’s Acting Representative for Children and Youth.
Inland B.C. hereditary First Nations chiefs joined coastal ones in announcing a fourth federal lawsuit against Ottawa’s approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG project, at a press conference in Vancouver. They claim that the gas export terminal is an infringement of their Aboriginal fishing rights.
Surprisingly, two sides that have battled tooth and nail for more than a decade have reached an agreement to inject some life, and much needed funding, into the public school system.
More than 1500 early-career researchers in Canada and Canadian researchers abroad are sending an open letter to the Prime Minister and six Cabinet Ministers, calling for scientific rigour and transparency in Canada’s environmental and regulatory decision-making.
After an unprecedented voter response from the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC), 91.5 percent of those who voted cast their ballots in favour of banning the cosmetic tail docking of dogs, horses and cattle, and tail alteration in horses.
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr, announced Monday that Alvin Randhawa, 35, of British Columbia, Canada, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to export from the United States into Canada five kilograms or more of cocaine, before U.S. Magistrate judge Leslie G. Foschio. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.
The Vernon RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on 30th Avenue in Vernon, where a man dressed only in his birthday suit crashed his vehicle into a store front.
British Columbia is experiencing an unprecedented rise in overdoses.
In response to this, Premier Christy Clark announced a newly formed Joint Task Force on Overdose Response headed by provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and Clayton Pecknold, director of police services.
UBC researchers have determined that certain facial features, not the expression, influence whether people think someone is trustworthy.
UBC psychology professor Stephen Porter, who teaches psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and PhD student Alysha Baker, recently completed two studies determining that people often make judgments of trustworthiness based solely on the face.
The BC Coroners Service has released updated statistics regarding the number of illicit drug-related deaths in 2016.
From January through May 2016, there were 308 accidental illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia. This is a 75% increase over the number of deaths occurring during the same period in 2015 (176).