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Two people stand on a beach looking at glowing orange smoke across a lake.

“Like a science-fiction movie”: The story of one couple’s evacuation from Kelowna

Bonnie Sherwin and her husband, Don, fled their home of 30 years as fires approached. They don’t know when they’ll go back.

A small island sits in a large body of water, beside a highway on the left, facing a stunning view of forest covered mountains on the right.

For the price of a studio in Vancouver, you could buy an entire island four hours away

The private half-acre island comes with a two-bedroom cabin, plus two bunkies and a 30-foot dock

I opened Canada’s first dementia village. Here’s how it works. 

The village has a general store, a café and bistro, a woodworking shop and a beauty salon

I’ve spent six years earthquake-proofing my house in anticipation of B.C.’s Big One

Experts warn of a one-in-three chance of Victoria being shaken by earthquakes in the next 50 years. I’m doing all I can to prepare.

Kristi Herrling has four young children and a practice of more than 1,000 patients. She works from 7:30 a.m. until late into the night, finding time in between to pack lunches, give goodbye kisses, brush teeth and read bedtime stories. (Photos by Grant Harder)

A doctor’s dilemma

My job as a family physician in small-town British Columbia is a dream come true. It’s also nearly impossible to do.

The Grants get to gaze at B.C.’s breathtaking Okanagan Lake on their daily neighbourhood walks. (Photography by Melissa Renwick)

The Move: Why this family left Toronto for Kelowna

The Grants considered a move to Ontario’s cottage country before settling on a five-bedroom in British Columbia

For $2.3 million you can buy an entire village of Swiss chalets, nestled in the Rockies

The historic Golden, B.C., property offers mountain vistas at every turn and has been sitting on the market for 600 days and counting

Federal Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett speaks during a news conference after British Columbia was granted an exemption to decriminalize possession of some illegal drugs for personal use, in Vancouver, on May 31, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Hard drugs to be decriminalized in British Columbia

Politics Insider for June 1: COVID-19 border restrictions to remain in place for another month; mandatory vaccine requirements drop off at Canada’s banks; criticism rains on Francois Legault

Bing Yu Jiao in his Chinatown studio apartment: finding connection in a kind of subdued facsimile of home. (Photograph by Felicia Chang)

Seniors in Vancouver’s Chinatown are battling poverty and racism to put food on the table

How a community program is knocking down barriers and feeding seniors

An RCAF helicopter surveys the scene after rainstorms lashed British Columbia, triggering landslides and floods, shutting highways, in Abbottsford, B.C., Nov. 21, 2021. (Jennifer Gauthier, pool/CP)

Canada’s economy won’t prosper without climate change investments

Opinion: The B.C. floods remind us of the consequences of ignoring the need for investment into infrastructure

Reclaiming the Thunderbirds sports team name at the University of British Columbia

At UBC, the athletics department is working with local First Nations to decolonize and Indigenize sport. They have a new tagline and are introducing renewed storytelling about how the Thunderbirds—the school’s varsity teams—got their name.

Tina Halcorn poses outside of her home at the Crab Apple Campground, where she has been living since Oct. 2019. (Photograph by Melissa Renwick)

Meet the RV dwellers facing eviction in Tofino, B.C.

RV living serves as affordable housing for the oceanside town’s workers, who say there’s nothing wrong with their way of life