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Fishing gear entanglements increase

An unexpected increase in humpback whales in B.C.'s coastal waters this year has resulted in a record number of entanglements in nets, lines, traps and related commercial fishing gear.

Clay Roueche in recent photo at Coleman Prison, Florida. Must credit: Special to the Vancouver Sun.

Vallee talked Roueche friendship: Crown

Accused United Nations gang killer Cory Vallee raised his friendship with gang leader Clay Roueche in a secretly recorded conversation with an undercover cop, a Crown prosecutor said Wednesday.

Qila, a beluga born at the Vancouver Aquarium in 1995, died Wednesday. She was the first beluga born in captivity in Canada. (Vancouver Aquarium photo)

Seeking answers on beluga deaths

Scientists around the continent are working to unravel the mystery of the deaths of Qila and Aurora, the Vancouver Aquarium's two belugas that succumbed this month to sudden illness, just days apart.

A humpback whale breaches in Haro Strait.

Drones fly through blow sprays

Researchers are using a drone to obtain samples from the blow sprays of humpback whales on the B.C. coast and analyzing the contents as a way to measure health.

Greg Peet, tech entrepreneur, named Person of the Year in the recent BC Technology Industry Association awards, made $37 million selling A.L.I., a local company for $500-plus million when it was sold to a U.S. company. Now golfs and travels in his spare time and lives in the house he and his wife were building when the company sold. (Peter Battistoni/Vancouver Sun)

entrepreneurs donate $1M to UBC fund

Two successful entrepreneurs who attended the University of B.C. have donated $1 million each to help fledging businesses hatched at the university get to market.

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie addresses a gathering in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, May, 21, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Seniors still receiving inappropriate drugs

The inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs for the 27,000 B.C. seniors living in nursing homes has decreased but the use of antidepressants among such seniors remains high in British Columbia compared to other provinces, says B.C. seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie.

SURREY, BC: March 12, 2015 -- Skytrain travels past several Coast Mountain buses at the Surrey Central Exchange as part of Translink infrastructure in Surrey, B.C. Thursday March 12, 2015.

TransLink board, mayors approve $2-billion

TransLink’s board and mayors council have unanimously approved the first phase of a 10-year transit plan that will see improvements to bus, rail and SeaBus service starting in January.