Entries tagged with “British Columbia”.

The design of a gargantuan telescope that will give astronomers their first glimpse into the farthest, faintest depths of the universe is well on its way, guided by Canadian and U.S. scientists and the company that will build it, piece by piece, in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.

The battle between students and teachers over the use of cellphones in schools reached new heights in B.C. when a school principal installed an electronic jamming device to stop the ring tones, the chatter and the text messaging.

People who use public transit are three times more likely to meet fitness guidelines than those who don’t, say researchers at the University of British Columbia.

A Vancouver-based company has launched a service that offers 360-degree, street-level views of Vancouver streets, similar to a Google service available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

The federal government is making it illegal to damage the habitat of critically endangered killer whales off the coast of B.C. – and a coalition of environmental groups is taking credit.