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Canada’s maple leaf flag turns 50 this weekend (VIDEO/TIMELINE)

Once a controversial new design, the maple leaf withstood a battle between Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and Lester B. Pearson

Youth new face of gambling addiction, data shows

Younger people more at risk for problem gambling, target of new B.C. action

  • Feb 3rd, 2015

Part IV: Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health Problems – Which Came First?

Alcohol and marijuana (or cannabis) are the substances most used by B.C. teenagers, writes Dr. David Smith.

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Best dressed: Hudson's Bay Co. unveils kit for Pyeongchang Olympics

     

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      How Canada could play a role in planned lunar space station

         

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          Part V: Eating Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

          Dr. David Smith looks at the effects and symptoms of deadly illnesses like bulimia and anorexia nervosa.

          Squamish, B.C. named to New York Times’ best travel for 2015 (with VIDEO)

          Squamish and Quebec City were the only Canadian cities on the Times' 'To Do' list for 2015, which totalled 52 cities and destinations.

          Lieutenant Governor sponsors youth environment program

          Grants available for teachers, youth educators to provide hands-on experience with community ecosystem projects

          2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere

          Shanghai stampede kills dozens as glittery fireworks, parties elsewhere mark 2015

          • Dec 31st, 2014

          Part III: Youth Dealing with Depression

          We all feel sad from time-to-time – it's a normal and appropriate response to disappointment and loss.

          • Dec 19th, 2014

          National pastimes dominate news: study

          Hockey and weather coverage set Canada's news media apart, study suggests

          • Dec 16th, 2014

          Part II: Fear Not – There is Help for Children and Youth with Anxiety

          Everyone has times of feeling anxious, scared or fearful. Without it, we would never have survived as humans, writes Dr. David Smith.

          Part I: Mental Health for Children and Youth – How to Get the Help You Need

          Dr. David Smith says 13 per cent of B.C. youth experience a mental health issue every year – 83,700 children under age 19.

          Lt. Governor joins call to adopt (with video)

          "What I never knew is how much they would take care of me," Judith Guichon says of her experience raising four adopted children

          VIDEO: Destination BC’s new ad campaign promotes province’s ‘Wild Within’

          In a new, 3-minute YouTube video, B.C.'s tourism bureau kicks off its Super, Natural British Columbia campaign...

          Cities want authority to break car windows

          Only police and SPCA constables have authority to enter cars or other private property to free an overheated dog

          Why You Should Stay In a Hostel In Europe, Not a Hotel

          Cities like Lisbon, Budapest, and Krakow have turned to hosting clean, stylish hostels to entice frugal young travellers.

          Ranked: The Best Hostels in Europe and the World

          HostelBookers.com has released its list of the top three hostels in every continent, with Portugal sweeping Western Europe...

          • Sep 20th, 2014

          Watch Black Press newsrooms take the hilariously hope-filled Ice Bucket Challenge

          The viral fundraiser – which has raised over $100 million for ALS research and awareness – has been completed by several newsrooms to date

          VIDEO: Canadian Tire, Leonardo DiCaprio head north for the Ice Bucket Challenge

          Olympians Kaillie Humphries, Charles Hamelin, and Hayley Wickenheiser assisted Canadian Tire, while DiCaprio challenged Stephen Harper...

          Farm market coupon program expands

          Seniors, pregnant women and low-income family members who take a free food preparation course get $15 a week

          Energy savings offered to lower-income families

          BC Hydro and FortisBC are expanding their low-income energy conservation programs to reduce the impact of rising electricity costs