British Columbia

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British Columbia: Province of Canada
British Columbia (BC) is the westernmost province in Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 5.1 million as of 2020, it is Canada's third-most populous province. The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, the fifteenth-largest metropolitan region in Canada, named for Queen Victoria, who ruled during the creation of the original colonies. The largest city is Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, the largest in Western Canada, and the second-largest in the Pacific Northwest. In October 2013, British Columbia had an estimated population of 4,606,371. The province is currently governed by the British Columbia New Democratic Party, led by John Horgan, in a minority government with the confidence and supply of the Green Party of British Columbia. Horgan became premier as a result of a no-confidence motion on June 29, 2017.


Ryan Reynolds urges young Canadians to stop partying during pandemic [Video]

Ryan Reynolds urges young Canadians to stop partying during pandemic

Ryan Reynolds has urged young Canadians in his native British Columbia to stay home during the Covid-19 crisis.

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A jet from the Canadian air force's Snowbirds exhibition team crashed shortly following takeoff on Sunday from an airport in Kamloops in the Pacific province of British Columbia after the pilot..
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Canada's British Columbia the latest province to unveil restart plan

The Canadian province of British Columbia will unveil its plan to start reopening its economy on Wednesday, as new coronavirus cases dwindle and other parts of the country, including Quebec and..
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The Canadian province of British Columbia is flattening the curve of coronavirus infections, thanks to aggressive early testing and a bit of luck, even as cases elsewhere in the country soar.
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Two residents at a long-care facility in British Columbia with no recent travel history have tested positive for the new coronavirus infection, making it Canada's first known case of the disease at a..
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Canopy Growth to close two greenhouses, cut about 500 positions

Pot producer Canopy Growth Corp said on Wednesday it plans to close two of its greenhouses in Aldergrove and Delta, British Columbia, cutting about 500 positions.
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Canada and indigenous group reach tentative deal in dispute that led to road, rail blockades

Canadian authorities on Sunday reached a tentative deal with an indigenous group in the Pacific province of British Columbia that could end solidarity protests across Canada that have been blocking..
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Canadian police arrest six at Coastal GasLink site

Canadian police arrested six people on Thursday in a remote area of northern British Columbia where indigenous protesters have blocked construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
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Tim Hortons pulls Beyond Meat products from Ontario, British Columbia

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Earthquake of 6.3 Magnitude Strikes Spot Off Coast of British Columbia

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New law to give indigenous peoples more sway in Canada's British Columbia

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British Columbia moves to introduce permanent daylight saving time

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