British Columbia

Communities still recovering one year after worst fire season on record in B.C.

By Canadian Press
July 7, 2018 - 2:18pm Updated: July 9, 2018 - 9:25am

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — Communities are still recovering from British Columbia's worst wildfire season on record, one year after a fateful two-day period in July 2017 that sparked more than 100 fires and prompted the province to declare a state of emergency.

Whale watch body wants closer access to other orcas as feds set 200-metre limit

By Canadian Press
July 7, 2018 - 4:00am Updated: July 8, 2018 - 7:58am

VICTORIA — A West Coast whale watching collective is demanding closer access for its members to more abundant killer whale populations after the federal government imposed a 200-metre viewing distance limit to protect the endangered southern resident orcas.