British Columbia

An image of a professional tree planter hard at work in British Colombia.

Professional tree planting: ‘It’s a combination between industrial labor and high-intensity sport’


Filmmaker and photographer Rita Leistner, who started planting trees professionally over 20 years ago, says the work is “brutal.” Her new film, “Forest for the Trees,” documents the hard labor and sense of community fostered among Canada’s professional tree planters.

A fire medic holds a box containing naloxone hydrochloride which is carried in all their department's emergency response vehicles, in Akron, Ohio

With rising overdoses, British Columbia expands experimental prescription initiative

Health & Medicine
Clear-cut forest near Eugene, Oregon

‘Finding the Mother Tree’ explores the intricate communication networks within a forest

Lieutenant-General Bacha Debele is show standing at a podium with his hand raised in soft focus with a guard in military fatigues is shown in focus and holding a large rifle.

A ‘sick joke’: Tigrayan forces reject ceasefire in Ethiopia’s embattled region

Top of The World
A young girl is shown leaning up against a stone column spraying a stream of water.

Unprecedented: Northwest heat wave builds, records fall

Flowers, children's shoes and other items rest at a memorial

Gruesome boarding school discovery forces Canada to reckon with its cultural genocide history

Human rights

After the remains of 215 children were discovered, advocates are calling for a mass investigation into other missing children from Canada’s residential schools.

A group of Sinixt tribal members stand together near a mound and conduct a ceremony.

Canada’s highest court rules in favor of Sinixt tribal rights at heart of hunting case


Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 in favor of Rick Desautel, a man from Washington state who was charged with illegally hunting an elk in British Columbia in 2010.

A ferry moves through British Colombia waters.

COVID-19 racial stats: A ‘double-edged sword’ for some marginalized groups in Canada


Several marginalized communities throughout Canada say they have experienced similar discrimination after the public disclosure of their COVID-19 infections.

Coastal wolves making their way along the beach in British Columbia.

Images of Canada’s coastal wolves help promote ocean conservation efforts


British Columbia’s sea wolves had been threatened by trophy hunters until environmental groups — and a photographer — stepped in.

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 4, 2019.

Do US-living descendants of tribes in Canada have rights north of the border?


Canada’s Sinixt tribe is officially extinct. But one man aims to regain recognition for his tribe. His case could set a precedent for reconciliation and tribal sovereignty throughout the nation.