The Catholic bishops of British Columbia and the Yukon have issued a pastoral statement on legalized marijuana that endorses medical cannabis but stresses that recreational use is contrary to Catholic moral teaching.

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Catholic schools in Vancouver have come to Toronto shopping for young, ambitious and faithful Catholic teachers who want to trade supply teaching assignments for a permanent contract and a classroom of their own. 

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SURREY, B.C. – After Paul caught his wife cheating on him, he flew into a fury that landed him in a correctional institution.

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VANCOUVER – On a continent where some longtime religious communities are suffering a decline in numbers, at least one congregation is truly flourishing.

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The Knights of Columbus on Canada’s west coast have been waiting 30 years for this moment.

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VANCOUVER – Catholics in the Diocese of Whitehorse, Yukon, sought assistance after a devastating wildfire in Telegraph Creek, British Columbia, destroyed a mission church, rectory and homes.
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WHISTLER, B.C. – The season has shifted gears from skiing to hiking in Whistler. For a small community in the resort municipality, a season of celebration has also just begun.

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SURREY, B.C. – Assisted suicide was legalized just over a year ago, but the debate is far from over.

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WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia – After 17 years of championing the freedoms of British Columbia pharmacists, Cristina Alarcon is celebrating a victory.

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Diocese of Kamloops has witnessed the ordination of a bishop on its own soil for the first time in its 70-year history.

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - After more than 300 years in existence, the Marians of the Immaculate Conception are rejoicing at the ordination of their first Canadian priest.

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VANCOUVER - The University of British Columbia has acquired a 770-year old papal bull signed and sealed by Pope Innocent IV that is thought to be the oldest existing papal document in Canada.

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LANGLEY, B.C. - The Catholic college affiliated with Trinity Western University has rebranded itself.

Redeemer Pacific College, which teaches TWU-accredited courses from a Catholic perspective, has changed its name to Catholic Pacific College.

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OTTAWA- The federal government has announced it will appeal the June 15 British Columbia Supreme Court Carter decision that struck down Canada's laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide.

"After careful consideration of the legal merits," the Government of Canada will appeal the Carter decision to the British Columbia Court of Appeal and seek "a stay of all aspects of the lower court decision," said Justice Minister and Attorney General Rob Nicholson in a July 13 statement, released on a Friday afternoon shortly before the July 16 deadline for filing an appeal.

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For the first time, several pro-life groups on university campuses in British Columbia held Life Week simultaneously to bring the abortion debate to their peers.

“They debated the morality of abortion and whether abortion should remain legal,” said Anastasia Pearse, western campus co-ordinator for the National Campus Life Network. Jojo Ruba from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform debated the pro-life side while various philosophy professors took the pro-choice side.

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