Tom Fletcher

Higher home values ring in 2017

B.c. property assessments are out, showing jump in Okanagan, South Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver

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  • Dec 31, 2016

Great Bear Rainforest protection takes effect Jan. 1

One third of region off limits to commercial logging, annual cut set at 2.5 million cubic metres per year

Cold adds risk as drug overdoses soar

People using opioid drugs alone have little time to react to overdose, 128 deaths across B.C. in November alone

B.C. wood high-rise is the talk of Asia

#BCForestFuture series: Structurlam of Penticton has builders and engineers asking questions in Japan and China

BC Views: Polluting the climate change debate

A fresh look at the obvious biases of climate change politics.

B.C. looks to China as U.S. lumber lobby retaliates

Chinese government's pollution targets may give edge to wood construction over steel or concrete

B.C. log home maker has deep roots in Japan

Reconstruction continues in fishing village wiped off map by tsunami's wall of water

B.C. tall trees help restore Japan’s tall ship

Timber from Port Alberni helped Japanese museum replace historic ship masts destroyed in tsunami

B.C. to move child protection back to indigenous communities

Grand Chief Ed John gives recommendations to Premier Chriisty Clark, who promises more resources and local control

Louis Riel Day marks Métis status in B.C.

Supreme Court of Canada has declared Métis people to have he same constitutional rights as 'status Indians'

Queen Elizabeth invites Premier Christy Clark to forest ceremony

Great Bear Rainforest to be recognized at Buckingham Palace ceremony for Queen's Commonwealth Canopy Initiative (with VIDEO)

B.C. teachers celebrate top court ruling on class size

Supreme Court backs union on class size, special needs, overturning 2002 legislation introduced by Christy Clark as education minister

Trump election casts shadow on softwood lumber trade

Donald Trump's crusade against NAFTA could embolden the U.S. Lumber Coalition to renew its battle against B.C. lumber exports

VIDEO: Clark has ‘no complaints’ on marine safety plan

Coast Guard to lease two heavy tugs, add equipment for Atlantic and Pacific marine safety and spill response

Premier Christy Clark, cabinet quizzed on BC Liberal platform

Delegates call for peace with aboriginals, hunter rights, faster speed limits, more private power and use of empty schools

Rutting deer raise ruckus in B.C.

Buck tangles wih volleyball net in Kelowna, another deer attacks jogger and dog in Victoria

Grizzly bear caught in wolf trap, released ‘without incident’

Conservation officers get thousands of bear conflict calls, investigate mother bear and cubs shot and dumped

UPDATE: B.C. child advocate ends term early

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says children's minister Stephanie Cadieux has refused to meet with her, but work continues

Outside experts endorse B.C. grizzly hunt

Wildlife management has 'solid scientific underpinning' and province should accommodate grizzly bear hunting and viewing