Did Vancouver Island travel north from Mexico 100 million years ago?

by Miranda Walters, New Science Communicator Imagine what life was like in Canada 100 years ago: World War I was being fought by Canadian soldiers in Europe, inventions like the telephone were becoming more common household items, and the television was in the process of being invented. Now, imagine what life was like in Canada […]

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A tale of two rivers

Kira Hoffman, General Sciences co-editor   In December 2014, residents of Jordan River received some unwelcome news. The 103-year-old Jordan River Dam, located 7 km upstream of this tiny seaside community on southwestern Vancouver Island, had been deemed unlikely to withstand a major earthquake. Six years earlier, BC Hydro had commissioned a peer-reviewed study on […]

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From seed to sapling

Katrina Wong and Robert Gooding-Townsend, Science in Society co-editors In the forests of British Columbia, waves upon waves of trees extend through the mist. But beyond the mountain lies a clearing — a land peppered with tiny saplings, like newborn phoenixes rising out of the battered forest floor. Yet a gritty reality underlies this mythical […]

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