Pippa Norman

Maple Ridge councillor presses TransLink to approve electric river bus

The electric river bus service was first proposed back in 2018. It would connect the communities of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Surrey and New Westminster to major transit hubs

'In our provincial DNA': Pacific salmon restoration program extended

B.C. salmon are receiving another boost from the government through funding aimed at restoring their habitats. But with many populations still endangered or threatened, some experts say a more...

'Have to do something': Workers react with fear and hope to Alberta is Calling campaign

Health-care workers are in high demand in both Alberta and B.C. The Alberta government is asking Vancouverites to consider the move, but nurses' unions from each province say neither province can...

'Never been easier': Tech expert dispels Canada's electric vehicle myths

Hundreds of new chargers are slated to be installed across Canada and more Canadians are considering EVs than ever before. But why is the adoption rate still so low?

'The gap is large': B.C.'s small towns illuminate urban-rural divide in EV infrastructure

There's an infrastructure gap that's slowing down the adoption of electric vehicles across B.C. Here's what three small towns — urban and rural — are doing to close it.

'Needs more work': Feds release new framework to phase out B.C.'s open-net fish farms

A new framework was just released by the DFO outlining the engagement process already underway that will aid B.C.'s transition away from open-net pen salmon farms.

'Living in the barns': What it takes to run an egg farm in B.C.'s extreme heat

This week, farmers are better equipped for the heat thanks to lessons they learned during last year's heat dome. But what does it cost to keep livestock healthy, and how much extra work is it to run...

B.C. residents left behind as experts urge Canadians to get boosted again before fall

Experts are urging Canadians to get a second booster as the effectiveness of the original vaccine wanes. Meanwhile, eligibility in B.C. remains limited, forcing some residents to travel out of...

Canadian researchers reveal hope-filled discovery for long COVID patients

Researchers in Ontario have taken the first step in solving the enigma of long COVID. Next, they plan to translate their work across Canada, including two hospitals in B.C. with the technology to...