Scientists identify two-inch long hedgehog species

Scientists have identified the fossilised remains of a two-inch-long hedgehog species, which they have called `Silvacola acares`, in an ancient lake bed in Canada.

Canada sees landmark ruling on Aboriginals, land

A landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling that Aboriginals can stake a broad claim to traditional territories could have a significant impact on future development of resources, energy projects and pipelines, including a plan to move crude oil to the Pacific coast for shipment to Asia.

4 shot at British Columbia mill: Canadian police

Four people were shot today at a lumber mill in British Columbia and a suspect was arrested, police and a union official said.

British Columbia Premier condemns attack on Hindu temple

British Columbia`s Premier Christy Clark on Friday condemned the attack on a Hindu temple in her province and asked authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

British Columbia avalanche hits 3 skiers, kills 1

Police say an avalanche that swept down the backside of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort in south-eastern British Columbia caught three skiers.

7.7 magnitude quake hits Alaska Coast

An earthquake measuring 7.7 on a Richter scale reportedly struck west of Alaska coast on Saturday.

`Destructive beetle altered climate of Canada by one degree`

A beetle species has increased the summer temperatures in Canada`s British Columbia by one degree Celsius after wiping out huge forest area, researchers claim.

Tsunami-tossed boat spotted off western Canada

A large fishing vessel swept away by the tsunami that devastated Japan last year has been spotted adrift off British Columbia in western Canada.

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes off Vancouver Island

There was no danger of a tsunami from the earthquake, and there have been no reports of damage.