World Jun 20, 2020

Canada probes claims doctors bet on Indigenous alcohol intake

Canadian authorities are probing claims that doctors and nurses placed bets on the blood alcohol level of Indigenous patients who sought emergency treatment at a British Columbia hospital. Hospital staff would try to guess the blood alcohol level of patients they thought were Indigenous, said ...

Anti-pipeline protests derail Trudeau's trip to Barbados

World Feb 17, 2020

Anti-pipeline protests derail Trudeau's trip to Barbados

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has canceled his planned trip to Barbados for a regional conference to help resolve widespread rail disruptions caused by indigenous rights activists opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline, his office said Sunday. Indigenous communities across Canada have been ...

World Dec 24, 2019

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits off British Columbia

A magnitude 6.0 quake hit off British Columbia on Canada's western coast on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was very shallow and centered 105 miles (170 km) west of Port Hardy.

Environment Apr 7, 2015

Fukushima radiation newly detected off British Columbia

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster that started in 2011 has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday. Trace amounts of Cesium-134 ...