Health and Environment
Former BC Health Minister Rafe Mair diagnoses some of the myriad problems facing Canada's ailing health care system.
Why fracking may have caused serious water contamination near Hudson's Hope...and if it didn't, it spells big trouble for Site C Dam.
A high-ranking environmental regulator thinks of Kitimat smelter owner Rio Tinto Alcan as a "client", the Ministry of Environment official's notebook reveals - raising charges of a "captured regulator"
Asthma sufferer Emily Toews is fuming over Rio Tinto's decision to skip air scrubbers at its Kitimat smelter in order to save the company money.
The District of Hudson's Hope, in northeast BC, is warning residents not to use water from Lynx and Brenot Creeks, as heavy metals have been detected.
An advisory from Interior Health yesterday raises fresh questions about the quality of drinking water from Quensnel Lake following the Mount Polley tailings dam breach.
Independent biologist Alexandra Morton has documented the appearance of a mysterious blue film on the water surface of Quesnel Lake and the Quesnel River.
Is there something in the air in Likely, BC? Anecdotal reports of illness from people close to the Mount Polley tailings dam breach have biologists and local First Nations urging a study of airborne contaminants.
Nanotechnology offers many positive uses - from treating tumours to cleaning up oil spills - but with unlabelled particles showing up in food, concern is growing about potential health impacts.
Water restrictions are in effect parts of northern Mexico after a spill of contaminated wastewater from Buenavista del Cobre, a copper mine owned by Grupo Mexico.