Margaret Evans

Column: Extinguishing the European fire ant invasion

According to the Invasive Species Council of B.C., European fire ants are among the 100 world’s worst invasive species.

Chilliwack and B.C. no stranger to mudslide risk

Landslides and land instability profile the Chilliwack region with the potential for dire consequences.

Mysteries run deep when airplanes disappear

The search for flight MH370 has become the biggest in aviation history. 26 countries are scouring a region 7.7 million square kilometres

Many variables make up our weather forecast

Some scientists call forecasting a chaotic system; that the tiniest factors at any moment can have a huge impact on the weather to come.

New fossil finds tell a ‘grand tale’ of our history

A new discovery in Kootenay National Park will take fossil exploration and understanding to a whole new level.

Time to lift the muzzle on scientific research

Are Canadian scientists being muzzled? Yes. And badly.

How to make your New Year’s resolutions work

Psychologists who study this stuff have sage advice about defining the goal, staying on track, and using some powerful mental toughness.

The news of 2013 made us both laugh and cry

No doubt 2013 was a fascinating roller-coaster year of news stories, tragic events, and political dilemmas.

Remembering Nelson Mandela’s dignity and humanity

Nelson Mandela truly symbolized that one person really can make a difference.

A dog’s life can be a complicated world

The stabbing death of a pit bull last week while being walked on Vancouver’s Kitsilano beach was tragic and could have been avoided.

Super typhoon an example of extreme weather

According to the GCWI report, globally from 1993-2012 more than 530,000 people died as a result of 15,000 extreme weather events

A major earthquake in B.C. is not a matter of if

According to the Geological Survey of Canada, southwestern B.C. is at high risk with a 30 per cent chance of a significant earthquake

Taxpayer the real loser in the Senate scandal

Sen. Duffy with his speech to an audience of jaw-dropped senators threw down the gauntlet for the expenses scandal at PM Harper’s feet.

Canadian veterans fight second battle for benefits

Canada’s veterans are getting short-changed with the New Veterans Charter that was released in 2006 by Veterans Affairs Canada.

Will climate change get the attention it deserves?

Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth’s surface than any preceding decade since 1850.

Iconic Canadian bird deserves stepped up protection

Environment Canada announces that it will issue an emergency order to protect the endangered greater sage grouse.

Stanley Park is something millions can celebrate

Almost everyone has affection for Stanley Park with their own take on what makes it special.

Exotic animals and the dangers of living on the wild side

Herpetologists are largely responsible pet owners. But when something goes wrong, as we saw in Cambellton, the outcome can be catastrophic.

Tragedy shines a light on postpartum depression

When the tragic story of Lisa Gibson broke, it was a horrific reminder of the extremes of postpartum depression.

‘Harm reduction’ is starting to pay dividends

Despite the stereotypical image of addicts shooting up in grubby back alleys, there’s good news that overall illicit drug use is declining.