Firefighters prepare for wildfire season

Due to the increased risk of forest fires, about 60 firefighters, paramedics and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers conducted a joint exercise on Thursday in North Vancouver, on the…

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Smart fabric that regulates heat

A textile fiber that automatically changes its properties to trap or release heat in response to changes in temperature in its environment was designed by American scientists from the University…

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Newly Discovered Insect In B.C. Could Date Back To The Ice Age

A troglodyte insect species recently discovered in British Columbia may well date back to the last ice age, according to scientists. Called “Haplocampa wagnelli”, the arthropod found in a cave…

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Bees know how to count

Honey bees can perform basic mathematical calculations, Australian and French scientists have shown. Last year researchers are affiliated with RMIT University and Toulouse III University established that these social insects…

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Alberta acquires 188 hectares for Springbank Reservoir project

The province is getting closer to building the Springbank Reservoir near Calgary to protect the city from flooding. The government has purchased 188 hectares of private land for the project. With…

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The death of a killer whale may affect other members of his group

Group J is probably the best known among the resident population of southern killer whales. After the death of two members of the group last summer, researchers now fear that…

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The tick that causes Lyme disease is active even in winter

Even during the winter, pet owners find ticks on their animals. This trend is on the rise, especially with a very mild start to the season. Dr. Ryan Llera, a…

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The effect of wildfires impacts on glaciers in western Canada

Scientists in Western Canada are concerned about the impact ash and smoke plumes from forest fires can have on Rocky Mountain and Columbia glaciers. “The surface of the glaciers has…

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Trees vandalized on Spanish Banks Beach

The top of eight trees has been cut off illegally on Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver in recent days and the police have begun a search to find those responsible….

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Skier dies in avalanche near Pemberton

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Whistler reports that a 42-year-old man from Squamish died Thursday after being swept away by an avalanche while skiing near Pemberton, British Columbia….

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