VANCOUVER – New regulations to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises are in effect for all coasts in Canada as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans works to ensure more officers and patrol vessels are available to enforce the rules.
Adam Burns, director general of fisheries resource management, said the number of officers deployed to keep people and boats away from the marine mammals has yet to be determined.
VICTORIA – A West Coast whale watching collective is demanding closer access for its members to more abundant killer whale populations after the federal government imposed a 200-metre viewing distance limit to protect the endangered southern resident orcas.
However, whale scientists say the 200-metre limit still may not be enough distance to help the whales that are up against the threats of pollution, noise and lack of food.
VANCOUVER – A small Victoria, B.C.-based tech firm has found itself mired in a privacy scandal unfolding in Europe as it faces accusations that it played a role in influencing Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd. is a digital advertising, web and software development company, according to its website.
Manitoba artists won two Juno Awards Saturday night during a gala event in Vancouver.
Children’s entertainer Fred Penner took home the award for children’s album of the year for his latest recording, Hear the Music. The award is Penner’s fourth Juno, including a win for his last release in 2015.
ROBERTS CREEK, B.C. – An amateur astronomer in British Columbia has made a discovery that has gained the attention of NASA.
Scott Tilley, a 47-year-old electrical technologist, sneaks time away from his family when he can to search for spy satellites using radio frequency signals and a contraption of remote control cameras and antennas on the roof of his Roberts Creek home on the Sunshine Coast.