How the BC floods revealed the fragility of Canada’s food system

Flooded houses and farms are seen from the top of Mount Sumas, after rainstorms caused floods and landslides in Abbotsford, BC, on 17 November.JESSE WINTER / Reuters For the past week, the family-run Lepp Farm Market in Abbotsford, BC, has been open and fully equipped. Shiny mandarin oranges sit in wooden boxes. There is milk … Read more

City of Vancouver files final federal exemption application to decriminalize simple drug possession

Heather Tunold-Roberts in Surrey, BC, June 1, 2021.Rafal Gerszak / The Globe and Mail The City of Vancouver has completed its submission to Health Canada requesting an exemption from federal drug laws to decriminalize simple possession of illegal drugs. The federal department will now review the details of the request and ultimately decide whether the … Read more

Long way ahead for BC as repairs to Coquihalla Highway, the main route between Vancouver and Kamloops, begin

A collapsed section of a bridge sits in the water after severe flooding and landslides on Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, BC, seen in aerial photo from a Canadian forces reconnaissance flight on November 22, 2021.DARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press British Colombians were given a sober assessment on Thursday of the extent of the … Read more

Long way ahead for BC as repairs to Coquihalla Highway, the main route between Vancouver and Kamloops, begin

A collapsed section of a bridge sits in the water after severe flooding and landslides on Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, BC, seen in aerial photo from a Canadian forces reconnaissance flight on November 22, 2021.DARRYL DYCK / The Canadian Press British Colombians were given a sober assessment on Thursday of the extent of the … Read more

Record donation kicks off project to build a new Vancouver Art Gallery building

The Vancouver Art Gallery hopes to launch a new building in a year’s time after receiving a record $ 100 million grant for the project.Vancouver Art Gallery After a decade of planning, the Vancouver Art Gallery hopes to pave the way for a new building in a year – because a donor has come up … Read more

With climate disasters on the rise, BC’s indigenous communities are at high risk of displacement

Catastrophic floods in the Fraser Valley are a nightmare-like chapter 2 to last summer’s devastating fires. Nancy Macdonald has been captured by both. Photos taken in Abbotsford, BC on November 18, 2021.Nancy Macdonald / The Globe and Mail Chief of Cook’s Ferry Indian Band Christine Minnabarriet posted a series of bulletins on Facebook this Monday … Read more