Lori Nikkel first discovered how much food gets wasted in Canada when she was a single mother to three hungry boys in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke.  Nikkel and a group of other low-income mothers had convinced their local Loblaws grocery store to donate food to their children’s school for a student nutrition program.  Often,Read More →

A Victoria naturopath who drew public attention for treating a child with a homeopathic solution made from rabid dog saliva, has surrendered her licence but says she will continue to act as an unregulated homeopath. The College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. says Anke Zimmermann voluntarily gave up her licence afterRead More →

The Washington state task force on critically endangered Pacific Northwest orcas wants to temporarily ban commercial whale-watching boat tours. The group advising the governor voted Tuesday to recommend a three- to five-year moratorium in order to reduce boating traffic and help orcas hunting for food. Southern resident killer whales have hitRead More →

The research arm of the Vancouver Aquarium is ringing alarm bells about the future of B.C.’s coastal waters, saying current plans for dealing with climate change and other human-caused disturbances fall short of what’s needed. A new report from the Coastal Ocean Research Institute breaks down the current state ofRead More →

Hundreds of wellness enthusiasts flocked to Stanley Park pavilion over the weekend, where Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness empire — known as Goop — held its sold-out wellness summit. Though Paltrow did not make an appearance, Lycra-clad attendees clutching branded tote bags paid $400 to attend seminars and workout classes, and browse the latest products. TheRead More →

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to the Tsilhqot’in community for the hanging of six chiefs more than 150 years ago in an emotional ceremony Friday that one chief says brought an end to a “difficult journey.” Speaking to hundreds of the First Nation’s members in British Columbia’s central Interior, TrudeauRead More →

Caribou are about to disappear completely from the contiguous United States — and the B.C. government is to blame. In a desperate measure to try to save the mountain caribou’s most southerly herds, provincial biologists are about to purposely relocate the last remaining animals that range into the states south of B.C.Read More →

Artists across Canada are left hunting for their work after Vancouver’s Harrison Galleries quietly shut its doors in April.  The gallery represented more than 40 artists including Bill Schwarz of Cambridge, Ontario and Drew Kielback of Langley, B.C.  Schwarz started consigning his work through Harrison Galleries and its owner, Chris Harrison, in 2013.  Harrison GalleriesRead More →

A Vancouver company founded by three University of British Columbia graduates has developed a technology that transforms conventional floor cleaning machines into self-driving robots, which suck up grime and polish the floors in two buildings on UBC’s campus. Eventually, its owners say they hope to make robots a part of everyday life. “TodayRead More →