Laura Kane

Laura Kane is a journalist for The Canadian Press.

Ten charges laid in oil spill that fouled English Bay beaches in Vancouver

Charges have been laid against the owners of the MV Marathassa nearly two years after a leak of bunker fuel fouled the beaches of English Bay in Vancouver, but the company is trying to scuttle the...

Ride hailing, electric vehicles, self-driving cars: Ford Canada looks to future

Ride hailing, electric vehicles and self-driving cars are transforming the future of Ford Canada, and CEO Mark Buzzell says the company is gearing up for a radical shift toward becoming an "auto and...

'Unacceptable' that some fuel from spill can't be cleaned: First Nation chief

An oily rainbow-like sheen on the waters surrounding a diesel fuel spill off the north coast of Vancouver Island cannot be cleaned up, sparking fears among a nearby First Nation that relies on clam...

Low supply and snow limit Vancouver-area home sales in February

Home sales across the Vancouver area were down dramatically in February compared with last year's record-breaking pace, while prices across the region remained more stable. The Real Estate Board of...

John Furlong warmly received at fundraiser after initially being uninvited

Former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong received a standing ovation at a University of British Columbia fundraiser Tuesday while a handful of protesters gathered outside to draw attention to abuse...

Trump's travel ban having 'profound' impact on research, Canadian academics say

When Aref Bolandnazar flew home to New York after visiting family in Iran, he didn't think to say a tearful goodbye to his wife — after all, she was just supposed to stay an extra week before...

Canadians need to talk about racism and Islamophobia, legal advocacy groups say

A deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque is a "harsh reminder" of the reality of Islamophobia, and citizens and politicians need to talk more openly about racism in Canadian society, legal advocacy...

B.C. finance minister criticizes U.S. protectionism as lumber dispute looms

British Columbia's finance minister says he's worried that United States president-elect Donald Trump's protectionist talk will turn into policy when it comes to softwood lumber. Mike de Jong said...

Canadian teams reimagine carbon dioxide emissions for $20M competition

What if carbon dioxide emissions could be transformed from a liability into an asset? That's the $20-million question behind the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, a global competition to create technology...

UBC president 'deeply regrets' cancellation of John Furlong speech

University of British Columbia president Santa Ono has issued an apology for the school's decision to cancel a planned speech by former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong. Ono says in a...