City law now says all new construction projects must include lever-handled doors
These pioneer-style homes have brought North American luxury to the Scottish wilderness, says Anna Norman
Scotland's David Murdoch has been selected to skip the Great Britain rink at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next February.
Victim has undergone surgery and is expected to recover following terrifying attack by the mountain lion
Vancouver Island in British Columbia has a mighty mountain at its heart. By Minty Clinch
Music fans have been told that two UK concerts by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen have been switched to a different venue about 75 miles away.
Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a 10-day active family adventure in Canada. Prices for a family of two adults and two children travelling together. Each package includes accommodation, flights from the UK departing on Saturday 21 July and car hire.
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A week-long ski break in Whistler is £969pp, with Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Vancouver via Montreal on 7 March, transfers and a fully catered stay at the Chalet Whistler Mountain House. Skiamericaonline.co.uk
Canada's police force has been rocked by a spate of allegations of sexual harassment against male officers
What better way to escape the blues of a British winter than by jetting off again to blue skies, sunshine and BC powder? And with 200 runs offering waist-deep epic snow in Canada’s Winter Olympics host resort, the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia are the perfect place to blow off that seasonally affected steam.
A B&B with a difference: White Tail is a spacious prospector tent on a rural farm in the Kootenays. Sleeping just two guests, it offers all manner of creature comforts – Siberian goose-down pillows and duvet, plaid flannel bedding, a wood-burning stove... and Wi-Fi. There's a separate bathhouse and hearty breakfasts are served in the farmhouse. A nearby swimming hole beckons on hot summer days.
About 100 sled dogs were killed inhumanely and dumped in a mass grave when a tour operator's bookings dropped sharply after the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Leslie Woit reveals that in Canada it's easy to get your off-piste adrenalin fix – If you know where to look
Welcome to the new snow sports season with our inside track to Winter 2010/11. Your guide is the IoS resident expert Patrick Thorne – aka 'The Snow Hunter'. A skiing enthusiast for the past 30 years, Patrick has been reporting on winter sports for more than a quarter of a century.
Predicting the weather in Vancouver can be a meteorologist's nightmare. The variations between the coast and the mountainous terrains, the influence of sea breezes, and the "Pineapple Express" (a phenomenon that brings warm rain in the winter and which produced the distinct lack of snow during this year's Winter Olympics) all add to the challenge.