• Thousands of carcasses of pigs drowned in B.C. floods will not pollute environment: expert
    The owner of an industrial composting facility in the B.C. Interior is condemning what he says is misinformation after images of thousands of pig carcasses piled near the Similkameen River appeared in local media. The pictures were published in the community media outlet Castanet last Tuesday, along with complaints from the Upper Similkameen Indian Band that the
  • Human rights complaint filed against B.C. health-care authority over N95 respirator ban
    A class complaint has been filed at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against a regional health-care authority over their policy prohibiting hospital patients and visitors from using N95 respirators. The complaint was filed by Vancouver resident Lena Patsa on Wednesday against Fraser Health, the province’s largest health-care authority. Patsa says she belongs to a class
  • B.C. vet looking for good homes for 2 big snakes
    If you’re looking to add a python or a boa constrictor to your household, today may be your lucky day.  Veterinarian Adrian Walton of the Dewdney Animal Hospital is trying to find forever homes for two snakes who made their way to his Maple Ridge, B.C., clinic.  Walton says one of the reptiles, a 1.4-metre-long ball python, came from
  • City of Vancouver worker seriously hurt two weeks after colleague dies on job
    The City of Vancouver is reporting a worker was seriously injured on the job on Sunday and is now in hospital. “We can confirm that an accident occurred on Sunday where a City of Vancouver sanitation worker sustained a serious injury on the job,” the city said in a prepared statement.  “The worker is being
  • Man stabbed in the back multiple times while waiting in Tim Hortons lineup
    A 25-year-old-man is in hospital recovering from life-threatening wounds following an unprovoked attack on Saturday. Vancouver police say the man was standing in line inside a Tim Hortons restaurant in downtown Vancouver’s Harbour Centre around 6:20 a.m. when a man approached him from behind and repeatedly stabbed him in the back. “This disturbing incident has