National Newswatch

Caribou habitat restoration may be ineffective in the short term, says UBC study

Nov 28 2019 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — A new study done in northeastern Alberta suggests habitat restoration may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou, at least in the short term, and researchers at the University of British Columbia say their results make the case for a more rigorous analysis of conservation methods. Much of the caribou habitat in Western Canada has already been degraded by industrial activities, […]

Dozens of cases of abuse by Catholic priests in Vancouver Archdiocese: report

Nov 22 2019 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — A file review of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy within the Archdiocese of Vancouver has uncovered 36 cases, most of them involving minors. A report released Friday says Archbishop Michael Miller appointed a committee last year to conduct the review following the disclosure of global sexual abuse by clergy. "This past year, guided by divine providence, […]

B.C. gives Vancouver $1 million for proposed Chinese-Canadian museum

Nov 8 2019 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver is getting a $1 million boost from the B.C. government to support the establishment of a Chinese-Canadian museum, with the goal of creating branches in other communities across the province. This so-called hub-and-spoke model is inspired by feedback from public meetings earlier this year, said Bill Yee, who became the first Chinese-Canadian elected to Vancouver city […]

B.C. gives Vancouver $1 million for proposed Chinese-Canadian museum

Nov 8 2019 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver is getting a $1 million boost from the B.C. government to support the establishment of a Chinese-Canadian museum, with the goal of creating branches in other communities across the province. This so-called hub-and-spoke model is inspired by feedback from public meetings earlier this year, said Bill Yee, who became the first Chinese-Canadian elected to Vancouver city […]

Smoke from B.C. wildfire supports expert’s conclusions for nuclear winter

Aug 8 2019 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Unprecedented smoke from British Columbia's wildfires in 2017 is helping scientists model the potential impacts of nuclear war on the Earth's climate, says a study from Rutgers University. The enormous plume of smoke formed the largest cloud of its kind ever observed, which circled the Northern Hemisphere, says the study published Thursday in the peer-reviewed academic journal […]

Smoke from B.C. wildfire supports expert’s conclusions for nuclear winter

Aug 8 2019 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Unprecedented smoke from British Columbia's wildfires in 2017 is helping scientists model the potential impacts of nuclear war on the Earth's climate, says a study from Rutgers University. The enormous plume of smoke formed the largest cloud of its kind ever observed, which circled the Northern Hemisphere, says the study published Thursday in the peer-reviewed academic journal […]

Three federal leaders march together at Vancouver Pride

Aug 4 2019 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extolled on the importance of unity as he marched in Vancouver's annual Pride parade with two of his political rivals on Sunday. The prime minister took the opportunity to offer his condolences to the victims of two mass shootings that left a combined 29 people dead in Texas and Ohio […]

Three federal leaders march together at Vancouver Pride

Aug 4 2019 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extolled on the importance of unity as he marched in Vancouver's annual Pride parade with two of his political rivals on Sunday. The prime minister took the opportunity to offer his condolences to the victims of two mass shootings that left a combined 29 people dead in Texas and Ohio […]

Iranian-born Canadian resident returns after 11 years in notorious prison

Aug 3 2019 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — An Iranian-born Canadian resident has returned to British Columbia after being imprisoned and allegedly tortured in his home country for 11 years. Saeed Malekpour arrived at Vancouver International Airport on Friday evening, having escaped an ongoing prison term in Tehran, said a professor who has been involved in his case for years. Now 44, Malekpour was a […]