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337,560 surgeries completed in B.C. over last fiscal year

337,560 surgeries completed in B.C. over last fiscal year

More surgeries were performed in British Columbia in the 2021/22 fiscal year than any other year in the province's history, as the province worked to reschedule surgeries that had been postponed due to the pandemic. Back on March 18, 2020, B.C.
Video: Richmond residents rescue baby ducks from storm drain

Video: Richmond residents rescue baby ducks from storm drain

Nine of the 11 babies had gone for a premature swim, much to the distress of their mom
B.C. seeks public's help in push to ban wildlife-killing rodenticides

B.C. seeks public's help in push to ban wildlife-killing rodenticides

As the B.C. government seeks public input on its plan to ban all public and most commercial rodenticides, some advocates say the exemptions leave wildlife vulnerable.
Photos: Rare-ish sighting of a sea otter in Squamish

Photos: Rare-ish sighting of a sea otter in Squamish

Male spotted in Howe Sound likely travelled from its Vancouver Island home base, says researcher.
Canadian researchers help discover 'mysterious' neutron star 3,000 light years away

Canadian researchers help discover 'mysterious' neutron star 3,000 light years away

Astronomers have found a new "black widow binary" in the Milky Way. Just like the spider eats its mate, the neutron star slowly consumes its companion star.
New baby heralds return of humpbacks to Salish Sea

New baby heralds return of humpbacks to Salish Sea

A whale known as Big Mama was spotted Monday with her calf in Boundary Pass after crossing the Pacific from winter breeding grounds in Hawaii.
93% of B.C. MLAs own a home, nearly half have a second property

93% of B.C. MLAs own a home, nearly half have a second property

If B.C. lawmakers have so much skin in the game, may this impact their will to implement effective housing policies? "It's a totally valid question to ask," says a political science professor.
Luxury B.C. building strata right in unplugging EV charger, tribunal rules

Luxury B.C. building strata right in unplugging EV charger, tribunal rules

B.C.'s Civil Resolution Tribunal says a strata acted "reasonably" in turning off the power to a man's EV charger.
Opinion: Workers, not warriors: 4 lessons from health worker protests during COVID-19 that could help avert a looming workforce crisis

Opinion: Workers, not warriors: 4 lessons from health worker protests during COVID-19 that could help avert a looming workforce crisis

To prevent a shortage of health workers, public expressions of appreciation needs to be backed by policies that provide dignity, decent working conditions, accountability and appropriate remuneration.
DFO expands protection measures for southern resident killer whales

DFO expands protection measures for southern resident killer whales

Days after the Canadian government expanded protection measures for southern resident killer whales, unverified reports of a new baby orca swept social media. What does it all mean for the endangered species?