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Flora and Fauna | World

British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

Aug. 15, 2017 10:17 p.m.

The policy still allows people to hunt the bears for food but blocks all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest. Environmental groups are celebrating but concerned about possible loopholes.

local | News

Sinixt Tribe Face British Columbia Appeal In Sovereign Rights Ruling

April 28, 2017 9:09 p.m.

The case dates back to 2009 when Washington resident and defendant Rick Desautel knowingly hunted elk illegally in British Columbia.


Wildfires Rage Through British Columbia, Forcing 40,000 From Their Homes

July 18, 2017 12:23 p.m.

Facing rampant fires in the western province, Canadian officials have called for help from the military and even Australian firefighters. And authorities only expect the situation to worsen.

local | Environment | Air | News

Wildfire Smoke Envelops Large Parts Of British Columbia

July 7, 2015 11:15 p.m.

You would think that Vancouver, British Columbia, residents would be breathing a little easier following the end of the Women's World Cup, but smoke from nearby fires is making it near impossible.


Canadian Company Plans Data Center In Bend

July 27, 2012 12:57 p.m.

British Columbia-based telecom company Navigata is planning to open a data center in Bend.

Economy | Politics | local | Business | News

Trump Family Opens Hotel In Vancouver

March 1, 2017 5:14 a.m.

The Trump family's new hotel, Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver , has officially opened in British Columbia.

local | Environment | News

Skier Rescued After Falling Into Crevasse On Mount Baker

June 6, 2017 2:31 p.m.

Authorities say a 58-year-old British Columbia man was rescued from Mount Baker after he fell into a deep crevasse while skiing.

local | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News | Animals

Wildfires Delay Efforts To Return Fishers To North Cascades

Sept. 24, 2017 3:33 p.m.

A state-led effort to return the weasel-like fishers to Washington's North Cascades has been delayed because of the massive wildfires in British Columbia.

local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Wildfires, Wind Cast Haze Over The Willamette Valley

Aug. 3, 2017 3:33 p.m.

Smoke from the Whitewater Fire burning near Mount Jefferson and wildfires in British Columbia was pushed by offshore flow winds north and northeast.

Environment | Energy

West Coast States, B.C., To Align Carbon Reduction Efforts

Oct. 25, 2013 12:49 p.m.

Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia are set to announce a new regional pact that will align efforts to reduce carbon pollution.

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Curious About - Victoria, British Columbia

March 16, 2015 7:56 a.m.

Who was "A.B.C. Architect" and why did he design such a grand Parliament Building in Victoria?

The Working Coast Of British Columbia

Feb. 27, 2014 9:24 a.m.

View the wild beauty of the Georgia Straits and inlets, with towering peaks and glaciers.

Environment | Uncategorized | Think Out Loud

Oregon's Role in Environmental Pact With West Coast and British Columbia

Oct. 29, 2013 7:45 p.m.

Oregon has joined forces with California, Washington and British Columbia to commit to implementing new policies that would reduce carbon emissions.

Rocky Mountaineer

Aug. 19, 2014 7:55 a.m.

Chef Ming Tsai travels across British Columbia to experience the best of Canadian cuisine.

Richmond - Ian Lai

June 10, 2014 7:56 a.m.

Fresh Haddock and Salmon are paired with ingredients from a community garden in British Columbia.


Feb. 25, 2014 4:35 p.m.

A look at how British Columbia has stemmed an epidemic of HIV/AIDS in i.v. drug addicts.

Arts | Oregon Art Beat

On View: A Contemporary Bestiary

Oct. 30, 2014 5:41 p.m.

A Contemporary Bestiary exhibit at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem features work by artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia who incorporate animal imagery in their artwork as a means to address a wide variety of issues.

Think Out Loud

Getting Prepared

Oct. 30, 2012 7:50 p.m.

When disaster strikes, even if it's not in your own city, it can make you wonder: how would I handle being without power for days at a time? What do I need to survive a big storm like Sandy or an earthquake like the two that happened in British Columbia recently? Maybe you already have a backpack full of supplies ready to go, but do you have enough water or nonperishable food in the house? Do you have provisions for your pets?

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ODOT Sued After Bus Crash

April 9, 2013 7:06 p.m.

Last December a charter bus from Vancouver, British Columbia, crashed on I-84 just east of Pendleton. The accident killed nine people and injured 38. Now lawyers representing a survivor, and the estates of three of the people who died, are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation. According to the Associated Press:

The lawsuit says the department was negligent for failing to warn drivers of unsafe conditions, not requiring commercial vehicles to taken another route, not adequately plowing and sanding snow, and failing to equip that stretch of the interstate with barriers strong enough to prevent a bus from leaving the roadway.
We'll talk to a local attorney about the legal precedence for this case. 

Think Out Loud

Researchers Detail A Possible Oregon Carbon Tax

March 12, 2013 7:15 p.m.

Economists with Portland State University's Northwest Economic Research Center have just released a report on how an Oregon tax on carbon (pdf) might work. The researchers based their scenarios on the carbon tax in British Columbia, which they implemented in 2008. The BC tax was designed to be "tax neutral," meaning other taxes were reduced as the carbon tax was implemented.  There are currently four bills that deal with a carbon tax in the Oregon legislature. A spokesman for Associated Oregon Industries says it's too early to tell whether the business group would support or oppose those proposals. But John Charles with the Cascade Policy Institute says Oregon already taxes carbon and that further taxes would be unnecessary and harmful. Report co-author Jenny Liu says that their analysis shows an Oregon carbon tax could actually boost the economy.

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