The British Columbia government says the rate of suicides in the province has actually decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite concerns about worsening mental health effects caused by social isolation and economic insecurity.
Mounties have established a restricted-access zone as they begin enforcing an injunction against protesters who are blockading logging activity in the Fairy Creek watershed on southwest Vancouver Island.
A coalition of First Nations, property owners and Parks Canada is aiming to round up and kill up to 500 European fallow deer that have grazed the landscape and trampled ecosystems on Sidney Island north of Victoria.
Salmon-farming company Cermaq wants to dump pesticides in Clayoquot Sound, off the west coast of B.C. But conservationists and tour operators say this could adversely affect the local whale population.