British Columbia


Wildfires Are Now So Bad That Scientists Are Using Them to Study Nuclear War

A smoke plume from the 2017 wildfires in the Pacific Northwest mirrored simulations of nuclear winter, and showed that the aftermath of a nuke war may be worse than anticipated.


More Drug Users Are Intentionally Using Fentanyl Amid Overdose Crisis, Study Finds

The way we think about harm reduction and fentanyl should change, Canadian researchers suggest.


I'm a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me the Worst Thing I've Ever Seen

As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know.


Man Awarded £100,000 After Gang Rape During ‘Scared Straight’ Programme

The man, who was 14 at the time, was raped by five prisoners after a guard led him to a private cell during a judge-ordered visit in the 70s.


The Sex Scandal Between a Juror and Accused Murderer

Twenty years ago, Gillian Guess went from serving on a jury to appearing in front of one.


A Single Woman’s Guide to Making Friends in a Hostel

Do: give that party hostel a chance. Don’t: worry about being slut shamed.


'Island of Death': Canada's Forgotten Racist Leper Colony

"It's almost like a person's worst nightmare, really – just to be left to die."


Dinosaur Museum Chastises McDonald's for 'Thoughtless', 'Insulting' Radio Ad

McDonald's has pulled the advertisement from Canadian airwaves due to backlash.


Many Teen Girls Don’t Know They Can Get STIs from Lesbian Sex

A new University of British Columbia study looks at high schoolers’ brutal sexual health misconceptions.


We Asked People for Their Wildest Hitchhiking Stories

Sticking your thumb out is the original IRL Chatroulette.


A Young Woman Was Last Seen by Police, Then Never Again

Thousands of women have been reported missing in British Columbia. Emma Fillipoff’s mysterious disappearance shows why it’s so hard to find someone.


Residents of This Floating House Built from Dump Scraps Are Fighting Eviction

Neighbours have told them they’ll surely die in a winter storm.