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As heat wave approaches B.C., 911 dispatchers warn of spike in calls, wait times

As heat wave approaches B.C., 911 dispatchers warn of spike in calls, wait times

On the eve of an approaching heat wave, E-Comm 911 warns that gang-related shootings, the ongoing opioid crisis, an early wildfire season and a record-breaking heat wave at the end of June have all led to increasing emergency call volumes.
Uber driver slapped with $368 fine for speeding over double the limit on Granville Street Bridge

Uber driver slapped with $368 fine for speeding over double the limit on Granville Street Bridge

They were also issued an additional $288 fine for having no vehicle identifiers on their car.
Fire danger rating hits 'extreme' for Metro Vancouver parks

Fire danger rating hits 'extreme' for Metro Vancouver parks

Tinder dry conditions with no rain in the forecast means the risk of fire is high.
B.C. government warns of another round of 'extreme heat'

B.C. government warns of another round of 'extreme heat'

Sudden death toll during historic heat wave climbs to 815; Environment Canada warns that another, though less powerful, heat wave will hit southern B.C. this week.
'A true museum mystery': Public called upon to help identify historic photos

'A true museum mystery': Public called upon to help identify historic photos

Some have speculated the pictures may have been taken in Japan.
'Heat dome' likely primed B.C. waters for spike in shellfish illnesses: health officials

'Heat dome' likely primed B.C. waters for spike in shellfish illnesses: health officials

As waters warm, scientists worry more coastal regions — from Washington to British Columbia to Alaska — could be in for more outbreaks due to shellfish-borne contagions.
B.C. forests are 'bonfires waiting to go off' — are more fires the solution?

B.C. forests are 'bonfires waiting to go off' — are more fires the solution?

There are billions of tonnes of wood fuel waiting to ignite B.C. forests, a recent white paper shows. As climate change leads to hotter, drier summers, could prescribed fire be the solution? Is it time to let it all burn?
This is how close you can get to whales in B.C.

This is how close you can get to whales in B.C.

Boaters who don't follow mandatory sanctuary and approach distances could face up to a $1-million fine and up to 18 months in jail.
Meet Vancouver Aquarium's newest 'slightly cross-eyed' seal pup patient (PHOTOS)

Meet Vancouver Aquarium's newest 'slightly cross-eyed' seal pup patient (PHOTOS)

The pup was found separated from its mother and weak from lack of food
B.C. farm threatened by wildfire battles to save 500 ostriches

B.C. farm threatened by wildfire battles to save 500 ostriches

'Five hundred ostriches are almost impossible to relocate,' says co-owner of farm