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Taste standards for pot are coming: UBC study

Marijuana could soon have flavours as standardized as shiraz and pinot gris are for wine

BC Parks Foundation board begins work

Board gets $10 million endowment, will raise money and encourage more use of provincial parks

Column: Follow on: Instagram ideas for Gardeners

Christin Geall is an avid Oak Bay gardener and a creative non-fiction writing instructor at the University of Victoria.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017
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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles at a glance
Outrigger canoeing a lifestyle
PyeongChang 2018, through the eyes of a Canadian Korean
Bartenders respond to push for better non-alcoholic drinks

Have you got any unclaimed cash at the Bank of Canada?

The central bank is holding about $678 million in unclaimed funds. Here’s how to find out if any of it is yours.

The coming disruption: How robots might upend different professions

The study argues that tasks, not entire professions, will be affected

Lecture explores Jewellery for Old Houses

Expert reviews original hardware options for home restorations

Winning ticket for Friday’s $25 million Lotto Max jackpot in B.C.

The next jackpot of an estimated $10 million will be drawn March 17.

Black Press papers up for Ma Murray awards

The awards honour community newspaper excellence across B.C.

Succeeding with sweet peas

The time is right to start your sweet pea seedlings

Canadians happy without the penny, but not ready to say goodbye to the nickel: poll

A new survey suggests most British Columbians also agree with the end of the one-cent coin.

Black Press offers a $20,000 prize giveaway to celebrate Canada 150

Enter for a chance to win prizes including a trip for two to one of six Canadian destinations.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

This cluster of planets is 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius

Queen Elizabeth II marks record 65 years on throne

The palace says the 90-year-old queen will spend the day quietly at her Sandringham estate in eastern England.

B.C. increases electric vehicle incentive fund

Buyers of new plug-in electric vehicles get $5,000 rebate, another $6,000 if they scrap an eligible old car

VIDEO: Getting social for mental health

Bell set to donate to Canadian mental health groups on Jan. 25 every time someone use a special hashtag on social media.

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Cultivated: Try a pre-season garden cleanse

January is a good time to take stock of your various garden tools, seeds and potions

Notaries find family funds helping first-time buyers

Faced with rapidly rising house prices, more first-time homebuyers are getting help from parents to enter the market

Doctors at Pemberton clinic call on employers to start paying for sick notes

Woman posts photo of letter on Facebook she received when asking for medical note

VIDEO: Ten years of iPhones

Today marks a decade since the unveiling of the iPhone.

  • Jan 9th, 2017