Trucker Protests in Canada: What You Need to Know

Once narrowly focused on a vaccine mandate for drivers entering Canada from the U.S., the protests have ballooned into a sprawling campaign against various grievances.

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Fires, Landslides, Lack of Snow: The Ski Industry Girds for Battle

From firestorms in California’s Tahoe region to melting glaciers in the Alps, ski areas face a daunting array of environmental threats. Here’s what some resorts are doing.

#alps-mountains, #alta-utah, #aspen-colo, #banff-alberta, #bend-ore, #british-columbia-canada, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lake-tahoe-nev, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #vail-colo, #wildfires, #winter-season

Should Police Investigate Residential Schools Cases in Canada?

The Six Nations in Ontario have set up a special group to oversee the investigation of student deaths, in a rare collaboration between an Indigenous group and the police.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

After the Floods, British Columbia Picks Up the Pieces

Washed-out roads and destroyed bridges are just some of the devastation afflicting residents of the western province and could signal what climate change will bring in the future.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #trudeau-justin

2 Canadian Journalists Arrested at Indigenous Protest Are Freed on Bail

Journalist groups denounced the arrest of a photographer and a filmmaker covering an Indigenous pipeline protest in British Columbia.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #indigenous-people, #news-and-news-media, #pipelines, #politics-and-government

Evacuations Continue After Mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers have inundated cities in the Canadian province. The mayor of Abbotsford warned of an “uncertain and scary time” as residents took shelter in a convention center.

#british-columbia-canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #rescues, #weather

Landslides and Torrential Rains Batter British Columbia

Dozens of drivers were trapped by landslides, and the city of Merritt warned of a “mass sewage backup.” The rainfall was part of a system that also pummeled Washington State.

#british-columbia-canada, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-state, #water-pollution

The Lummi Nation’s Secret to Saving Fragile Ecosystems

The Lummi Nation has a long, proud history of contesting ecologically unfriendly projects. Can it pull off one more big win?

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How Hungry Sea Otters Affect the Sex Lives of Sea Grass

A habit that appeared damaging at first glance seems to make oceanic ecosystems more resilient, scientists found.

#animal-behavior, #british-columbia-canada, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #flowers-and-plants, #genetics-and-heredity, #research, #science-journal, #sea-otters, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Meteorite Crashes Through Ceiling and Lands on Woman’s Bed

After a fireball streaked through the Canadian sky, Ruth Hamilton, of British Columbia, found a 2.8-pound rock the size of a large man’s fist near her pillow.

#british-columbia-canada, #meteors-and-meteorites, #ruth-hamilton, #space-and-astronomy

‘Spaceship-Shaped’ Fossil Reveals Hungry Predator of Ancient Oceans

Titanokorys gainesi, turned up in the Canadian Rockies, was among the largest known predators 500 million years ago.

#british-columbia-canada, #burgess-shale-canada, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #oceans-and-seas, #paleontology, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Anti-Vaccine Protesters in Canada Rally Outside Hospitals

Protesters have harassed health care workers in three provinces, as well as politicians.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #conservative-party-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-democratic-party-canada, #otoole-erin-1973, #singh-jagmeet, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Hurricanes Get Names. What About Heat Waves?

Short, distinctive names are assigned to storms to raise awareness about their dangers. Some experts argue for doing the same for heat waves, which can be even deadlier.

#british-columbia-canada, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #met-office-united-kingdom, #myrivili-eleni, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #weather, #world-meteorological-organization

‘No One is Safe’: How The Heatwave Has Battered the Wealthy World

Floods swept Germany, fires ravaged the American West and another heat wave loomed, driving home the reality that the world’s richest nations remain unprepared for the intensifying consequences of climate change.

#british-columbia-canada, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #floods, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heatstroke, #politics-and-government, #temperature, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #western-states-us, #wildfires

Heat Wave Spread Fire That Erased Lytton, British Columbia

Busloads of residents went to tour the charred town of Lytton, British Columbia, this week and found it almost unrecognizable.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.

#british-columbia-canada, #california, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lakes, #marine-biology, #mollusks, #mussels, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rivers, #salmon, #starfish, #temperature

Climate Change Is Behind Heat Dome

And there are fewer and fewer places to escape from the hot weather.

#british-columbia-canada, #carbon-dioxide, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

Canada Heat Wave Breaks National Record

The heat is expected to continue for several days in some parts of British Columbia, according to weather warnings from the government.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #environment-canada, #global-warming, #temperature, #weather

With Discovery of Unmarked Graves, Canada’s Indigenous Seek Reckoning

Two gruesome discoveries of what Indigenous groups say are the remains of hundreds of children have strengthened the groups’ resolve to hold the country accountable for a long-hidden brutal history.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #canadian-residential-schools, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #marieval-indian-residential-school, #saskatchewan-canada, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Hundreds More Unmarked Graves Found at Former Residential School in Canada

An Indigenous group said the remains of 751 people, mainly children, had been found in unmarked graves on the site of a former boarding school in Saskatchewan.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #saskatchewan-canada, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

In Canada, Another ‘Horrific’ Discovery of Indigenous Children’s Remains

An Indigenous group said the remains of hundreds of children had been found in unmarked graves on the site of a former boarding school in Saskatchewan.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #saskatchewan-canada, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Fire Destroys Two Catholic Churches on Indigenous Land in British Columbia

The fires come at a raw moment, just weeks after the discovery in British Columbia of the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #churches-buildings, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #roman-catholic-church, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

Indigenous People Advance a Dramatic Goal: Reversing Colonialism

Fifty years of patient advocacy, including the shocking discovery of mass graves at Kamloops, have secured once-unthinkable gains.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #trudeau-justin, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Cornelia Oberlander, a Farsighted Landscape Architect, Dies at 99

Her acclaimed modernist but naturalist designs recognized the fragility of the climate and the social effects of parks and playgrounds.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #erickson-arthur-v, #gardens-and-gardening, #harvard-university, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #oberlander-cornelia-hahn, #playgrounds

How Thousands of Indigenous Children Vanished in Canada

The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a defunct boarding school in British Columbia has rekindled discussion of a sinister time in Canada’s history.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #trudeau-justin, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Mass Grave of Indigenous Children Is Reported in British Columbia

An Indigenous community says it has found evidence that 215 children were buried on the grounds of one of the many Canadian schools set up to forcibly assimilate them.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

10 Queer Indigenous Artists on Where Their Inspirations Have Led Them

While wide-ranging in scope and style, these pieces are alike in their power and depth.

#alaska, #art, #british-columbia-canada, #gender, #hawaii, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #new-mexico, #spokane-wash, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Weddings: Believe It. They Met in Person.

Kaitlin Ruby Brinkerhoff met Ian McCann, a Canadian, on a mountain biking trip in her Utah hometown. They then maintained a challenging cross-border relationship through the pandemic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #st-george-utah, #weddings-and-engagements

Too Much on the Bottom and Not Enough in the Middle: Nanaimo Bar Outrage

An online post of a Nanaimo bar photo swiftly prompted criticism in Canada and discussion about the treat’s ideal proportions.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #instagram-inc, #northwest-territories-canada, #photography, #social-media

Where Do the Dead Go in Our Imaginations?

My friend was gone. I needed to do something to honor the person she was.

#books-and-literature, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide

Two Years After Legalizing Cannabis, Has Canada Kept Its Promises?

Legal pot has made Canadian justice a little fairer, with “heavily racialized” arrests for possession mostly ending. But vows on amnesty, illicit sales and Indigenous inclusion are works in progress.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #ontario-canada, #statistics-canada, #toronto-ontario, #trudeau-justin

Teenager’s Snow Cave Enters Canadian Survival Lore

The tale of a British Columbia teenager’s canny survival instincts during a snowmobile outing has brought some pandemic cheer to Canada.

#british-columbia-canada, #rescues, #robert-waldner, #snowmobiles

She Was Stranded in Canada. A Stranger Drove Her 1,000 Miles to Alaska.

Lynn Marchessault was driving her children and pets from Georgia to Alaska when she got stuck in whiteout conditions in British Columbia. Gary Bath, a Canadian veteran, came to the rescue.

#alaska, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #yukon-territory

2 Women Charged With Train Terror Near Canadian Border

Ellen Brennan Reiche, 23, and Samantha Frances Brooks, 27, were accused of tampering with train tracks to disrupt signals and possibly cause derailments, according to a criminal complaint.

#bellingham-wash, #bnsf-railway, #british-columbia-canada, #indigenous-people, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #railroads, #terrorism

The Spirits of Abandoned Ambitions

In this original short story, a couple flees the bustle of the city for Desolation Sound, British Columbia. Their urges to do and be more, though, prove harder to shake.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #travel-and-vacations

Training Facial Recognition on Some New Furry Friends: Bears

In their spare time, two Silicon Valley developers aided conservationists in developing artificial intelligence to help keep track of individual bears.

#alaska, #artificial-intelligence, #bears, #british-columbia-canada, #computer-vision, #computers-and-the-internet, #conservation-of-resources, #ecology-and-evolution-journal, #facial-recognition-software, #katmai-national-park-alaska, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Francophile’s Unexpected Love Affair With Canadian Wine

Our Montreal-based Canada correspondent, Dan Bilefsky, was seduced by British Columbia’s picturesque wine region. There was just one problem: Finding the wine back home.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #wines

Dogs Once Made Pretty Nice Wool Blankets, Too

Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest once bred dogs in large numbers and sheared them for wool.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #british-columbia-canada, #dogs, #fashion-and-apparel, #indigenous-people, #journal-of-anthropological-archaeology, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #research, #textiles, #vancouver-island-british-columbia, #washington-state, #wool-and-woolen-goods, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers

British Columbia’s wines are improbably being embraced by wine snobs around the world. But legal restrictions, and regional biases, are getting in the way at home.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #okanagan-british-columbia, #robinson-jancis, #wines

Wildfire Smoke Over Vancouver Prompts Air Quality Concerns

Residents retreated indoors after smoke from wildfires in the U.S. descended on Vancouver and other communities in British Columbia.

#air-pollution, #british-columbia-canada, #environment-canada, #forests-and-forestry, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #vancouver-british-columbia, #victoria-british-columbia, #wildfires

‘I Am Stuck Until That Border Opens’: Marooned in Paradise

This geographically isolated community in Washington State has avoided the coronavirus, but at a considerable cost.

#british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #point-roberts-wash, #quarantines

How to Cycle Up ‘Mount Everest’

A biking challenge known as “Everesting” — hill repeats equal in distance to the climb up the mountain — is catching on, with records rapidly falling.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #british-columbia-canada, #contador-alberto, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #mount-everest, #mountains, #vancouver-british-columbia

This Border Town Was on the Rise. Then the Pandemic Hit.

How the closure of the U.S.-Canada border in March devastated the economy of a Washington town.

#blaine-wash, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #shutdowns-institutional

For Cross-Border Couples, Plans to Reunite Are Still On Hold

Some couples separated by the U.S.-Canada border since the closure in March, managed to meet at a border-straddling park, while others are uncertain about when they will see each other again.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #weddings-and-engagements

Spirit Bears’ Hair Helps Reveal New Genetic Secrets

First Nations peoples along British Columbia’s Central Coast led research to help preserve the area’s white-furred Spirit bears.

#bears, #british-columbia-canada, #eco-tourism, #fur, #genetics-and-heredity, #indigenous-people, #kitasoo-xaixais-first-nation, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Top Doctor Who Aced the Coronavirus Test

Dr. Bonnie Henry kept the disease in check in British Columbia without harsh enforcement methods. Now, she is leading the way out of lockdown.

#british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #doctors, #government-employees, #henry-bonnie-physician, #quarantines

The Giant ‘Murder Hornet’ Resurfaces in British Columbia

The large invasive insect, sometimes known as the “murder hornet,” has reappeared in British Columbia, miles away from traps placed to contain it.

#asian-giant-hornet, #british-columbia-canada, #hornets-insects, #invasive-species, #washington-state

Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers

The jet crashed into a house in Kamloops, British Columbia. There was no immediate word on deaths or injuries.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #military-aircraft, #snowbirds, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Tracking the Asian Giant ‘Murder’ Hornet as It Reaches North America

Sightings of the Asian giant hornet have prompted fears that the vicious insect could establish itself in the United States and devastate bee populations.

#asian-giant-hornet, #bees, #british-columbia-canada, #hornets-insects, #washington-state