British Columbia

A tree draped over a home on Maureen Way in Nanaimo after the Dec. 20 windstorm.
A tree draped over a home on Maureen Way in Nanaimo after the Dec. 20 windstorm. Submitted/Teresa Orpen

B.C. windstorm cost insurers $37 million for loss to homes, businesses, vehicles

By The Canadian Press
January 16, 2019 - 2:53pm

VANCOUVER — The insured cost of damage from the windstorm that raged through southern B.C. in December is over $37 million, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada says that pushed the price of extreme weather in the country last year to $1.9 billion.

B.C. chief says they didn't give up rights for pipeline to be built

By The Canadian Press
January 16, 2019 - 12:39pm Updated: January 16, 2019 - 6:05pm

SMITHERS, B.C. — No elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over the land, a Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief told a crowd of supporters and First Nations leaders gathered in the territory that has become a battleground for Indigenous sovereignty.

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