• Out-of-this-world way to monitor greenhouse gas emissions
    A Vancouver company has secured funding to use satellites to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from space. Francis Doumet, co-founder of Metaspectral, says through technology the company is able to track and measure carbon emissions at the Earth’s surface using satellites in low-Earth orbit. “We’re basically developing the next generation of computer vision that taps into
  • Pools battling to stay open amidst staff shortages, lifeguard society says
    Summer is in full swing and cities across the country are fighting to keep pools open as they face staff shortages. Public pools and beaches are opening as warm weather rolls in, but there aren’t enough lifeguards to watch over them. Barbra Byers, a senior research officer for the Lifesaving Society, says many municipalities are
  • Saanich bank shooting suspects identified, motive still unclear
    Investigators have identified the two men shot and killed during an attempted bank robbery on Vancouver Island Tuesday as twin brothers from Duncan. Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, both 22 years old, were not previously known to police. “Investigators are prepared to release what we believe at this time as it will further the ongoing investigation
  • Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa
    Thousands of people wearing red and white and waving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada’s 155th birthday on Friday, while a group of protesters marched through the streets near Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions. It’s the first in-person Canada Day in Ottawa in three years, after COVID-19 restrictions forced
  • Near doctor or daughter? Metro Vancouver senior faces tough decision about where to live after hospitalization
    Kristal Garbers of New Westminster, B.C. says she’s worried about where her 78-year-old father will live once he’s discharged from hospital. Her dad, Siegfried, has been in the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster for the past month and half after being diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) — the abnormal buildup of fluids in the brain, causing memory loss, mobility