Jeff Nagel

Mussel-detecting dog Hilo sniffs a boat trailer at an inspection station in Alberta.

Dogs, drones help detect invasive species

New tactics aim to keep mussels and other alien invaders out of B.C.

Mussel-detecting dog Hilo sniffs a boat trailer at an inspection station in Alberta.
At left: A house now in the market on Vancouver's west side priced at $2.4 million; Premier Christy Clark.

B.C. to measure foreign property buying

Premier pledges steps to gauge offshore money impact, address real estate affordability concerns

At left: A house now in the market on Vancouver's west side priced at $2.4 million; Premier Christy Clark.
Loyalty reward points can no longer be offered in B.C. on prescription drugs after a court ruling in favour of the College of Pharmacists of B.C.

Court okays ban on pharmacy reward points

Prescriptions blocked from B.C. supermarket loyalty programs

Loyalty reward points can no longer be offered in B.C. on prescription drugs after a court ruling in favour of the College of Pharmacists of B.C.
The twinning of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline will be subject to revised federal rules.

Feds add pipeline consultations, delay Kinder Morgan decision

Extra level of review ordered by Ottawa adds weight to aboriginal, climate concerns in deciding Trans Mountain fate

The twinning of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline will be subject to revised federal rules.
The Uber smartphone app can hail rides in dozens of cities around the world

Uber political football thrown to Fassbender

Premier taps minister to consult with B.C. cities on 'sharing economy'

The Uber smartphone app can hail rides in dozens of cities around the world
An Abbotsford woman died last June after overdosing on methylfentanyl she may have believed was heroin.

Drug deaths soar 50 per cent in Fraser

166 overdose fatalities in region, 55 more than 2014, 465 deaths across B.C. last year

An Abbotsford woman died last June after overdosing on methylfentanyl she may have believed was heroin.
NDP leader John Horgan on a recent appearance on Voice of B.C.

Community TV channel may fade to black

CRTC mulls redirecting two per cent local cable TV levy to private stations

NDP leader John Horgan on a recent appearance on Voice of B.C.
Growth in the B.C. economy is forecast at at least three per cent in 2016 and beyond despite a downturn in global markets that has fueled consumer pessimism.

B.C. economy to grow in face of global turmoil

Credit Union sees three per cent growth for province, while poll finds pessimistic residents hunkering down

Growth in the B.C. economy is forecast at at least three per cent in 2016 and beyond despite a downturn in global markets that has fueled consumer pessimism.
Ride-sharing giant Uber is popular with passengers who have used the convenient smartphone-based service to hail rides in other cities.

Uber’s arrival in B.C. is inevitable: Stone

Province aims to preserve role for taxi industry when it opens door for ride-hailing services

Ride-sharing giant Uber is popular with passengers who have used the convenient smartphone-based service to hail rides in other cities.
Anti-pipeline protesters on Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby Tuesday.

Surrey wants NEB to order pipeline move, compensation

National Energy Board hearings on Kinder Morgan project open with march, protests

Anti-pipeline protesters on Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby Tuesday.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark says a proposed surcharge on housing is problematic.

Housing affordability tax floated by profs to cool real estate jets

Proposed 1.5 per cent surcharge would shift money from investor owners to other residents, promote rental of vacant homes

B.C. Premier Christy Clark says a proposed surcharge on housing is problematic.
Leaked security camera images circulated internally to B.C. police forces of men taking photos inside Pacific Centre Mall. They have since been identified and cleared of any suspicion. Black Press has obscured their faces.

Vancouver mall photographers innocent: VPD

Trio cleared of any suspicion following leak of internal police bulletin, security camera photos

Leaked security camera images circulated internally to B.C. police forces of men taking photos inside Pacific Centre Mall. They have since been identified and cleared of any suspicion. Black Press has obscured their faces.
Alex Gervais died when he fell from the fourth floor of an Abbotsford Super 8 hotel on Sept. 18.

Review finds 117 B.C. children in care housed in hotels

Report follows tragic death in Abbotsford of Alex Gervais, who spent 49 straight days in a hotel

Alex Gervais died when he fell from the fourth floor of an Abbotsford Super 8 hotel on Sept. 18.
A house in White Rock listed at $1.2 million.

Home owner grant cut-off rises

Threshold increase to $1.2 million shields some homes from bigger property tax bite

A house in White Rock listed at $1.2 million.
Research engineer Kent Johansen had 13 seconds of warning the Dec. 29 earthquake was coming as a result of a network of sensors he helped design and deploy with a team of other UBC researchers.

Quake early warning system ‘worked like a charm’

Alert from network of sensors gave researcher 13 seconds of warning to protect family before shaking started Dec. 29

Research engineer Kent Johansen had 13 seconds of warning the Dec. 29 earthquake was coming as a result of a network of sensors he helped design and deploy with a team of other UBC researchers.
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Olivia, Ethan are B.C.’s top baby names

Top choices extend their streak of popularity in 2014, according to Vitals Statistics Agency

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Earthquake location.

UPDATED: Earthquake jolts B.C., lights up social media

Magnitude 4.7 quake centred east of Sidney widely felt in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Earthquake location.
Aurora borealis in Yellowknife.

Northern lights may end year with a spectacle thanks to solar flare

Aurora borealis set to blaze further south than usual after Monday's sunspot eruption

Aurora borealis in Yellowknife.
Chris Friesen is director of settlement services for the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.

Ottawa softening refugee loan rules

Advocates still want transportation debts eliminated for all refugees, not just Syrians

Chris Friesen is director of settlement services for the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.
The loonie's recent tumble is the steepest three-year slide against the U.S. dollar in history.

Lowly loonie means winners and losers in B.C.

Canadian dollar to dive through 70 cents before bottoming at 67, predicts Business Council of British Columbia

The loonie's recent tumble is the steepest three-year slide against the U.S. dollar in history.