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Massive wildfires sweep across Canadian province

As of Sunday, a total of 178 wildfires were reported to be actively blazing in British Columbia, according to the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System.

Jul 17, 2017, 11:05 AM IST

Thousands flee California fires, state of emergency in British Columbia

Further to the north, the Canadian province of British Columbia was under a state of emergency as fire crews there also battled blazes fueled by searing temperatures and high winds.

Jul 10, 2017, 23:22 PM IST

Government of Canada's British Columbia toppled in non-confidence vote

British Columbia`s Liberal government was defeated on Thursday in a non-confidence vote, as expected, paving the way for the left-leaning New Democrats to rule the Western Canadian province for the first time in 16 years. 

Jun 30, 2017, 09:07 AM IST

Liberals win tight poll in Canada's British Columbia, lose majority

 The ruling Liberal Party squeaked to victory in British Columbia elections, but it lost its majority after 16 years in power as the left-leaning New Democrats picked up seats, preliminary results showed.

May 10, 2017, 14:37 PM IST

4.0 magnitude earthquake hits British Columbia

Earthquakes Canada says the tremor hit South Okanagan, about 24 miles (40 km) south of Penticton, British Columbia, near the town of Oliver yesterday.

Sep 11, 2016, 06:45 AM IST

Sikh man plays hero, saves drowning girl using turban in Canada's Kamloops

Avtar Hothi, a 65-year-old farmer from Kamloops, British Columbia, used his turban to save a teen who had fallen into the cold waters of North Thompson River.

Jun 30, 2016, 15:27 PM IST

Khalistan terror camp running in Canada to attack Punjab; Justin Trudeau govt alerted

Hardeep Nijjar, the operational head of Khalistan Terror Force (KTF), is a baptized Sikh staying in Surrey since 1995 on Canadian passport. 

May 30, 2016, 05:25 AM IST

Notorious Canada serial killer pens book, sparks outrage

The book, published on Jan 29 and available through the online retailer Inc, is listed as a personal memoir by Robert Pickton, 66, who is serving a life sentence. 

Feb 22, 2016, 23:50 PM IST

Five killed in avalanche in Canadian province of British Columbia

Five snowmobilers were killed Friday after being buried in an avalanche in Canada`s British Columbia (BC) province, officials said.

Jan 30, 2016, 11:49 AM IST

3D-printed wheelchair helps disabled kitten walk

 A tiny 3D-printed wheelchair developed by two students in Canada has helped a disabled kitten, who lost his back legs shortly after birth, walk again.

Oct 11, 2015, 20:42 PM IST

Watch: Sikh groom thrown off drugged horse during wedding procession

A Sikh groom's wedding plans went horribly off track when the horse he was riding, allegedly fed on marijuana, became spooked and threw the man off its back outside a Surrey temple in British Columbia.

Jul 24, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

Radiation from Fukushima disaster newly detected off Canada's coast

Radiation from Japan`s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday.

Apr 07, 2015, 10:25 AM IST

Bird flu confirmed in Canadian patient after China trip

The first human case of H7N9 bird flu in North America has been confirmed in a Canadian woman who recently returned from a trip to China, health officials said Monday.

Jan 27, 2015, 02:45 AM IST

Sikh members quitting Canada's Liberal Party

A large group of Sikh members in the Canadian province of British Columbia is quitting the Liberal Party of Canada, alleging the party has been "hijacked" by the World Sikh Organisation.

Dec 11, 2014, 01:05 AM IST

Sikhs in Canadian province quit Liberal Party

A large group of Sikhs in the Canadian province of British Columbia quit the Liberal Party of Canada to protest the nomination of a party candidate backed by the World Sikh Organisation (WSO).

Dec 10, 2014, 23:15 PM IST

BC Canada premier Christy Clark lauds Modi

Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to encourage development and industry, Premier of British Columbia province in Canada, Christy Clark said his initiatives will change the economy of the two countries.

Oct 12, 2014, 14:58 PM IST

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.

Jul 09, 2014, 18:42 PM IST

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.

Jun 28, 2014, 03:34 AM IST

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.

May 01, 2014, 01:59 AM IST

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.

Jun 28, 2013, 21:13 PM IST