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British Columbia's Biography

British Columbia i/ˌbrɪtɪʃ kəˈlʌmbiə/ (B.C. or BC) (French: la Colombie-Britannique, C.-B.) is the westernmost of Canada's provinces. Its name was chosen by Queen Victoria in 1858 and in 1871, it became the sixth province of Canada. Its Latin motto, Splendor sine occasu ("Splendour without Diminishment").

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Team British Columbia skip John Morris reacts after a shot in the 6th end against team Alberta during the championship draw at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops
Team British Columbia skip John Morris reacts after a shot in the 6th end against team Alberta during the championship draw at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier curling championships in Kamloops
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British Columbia News Stories

  • Team Nunavut enjoying fun and Games | Video

      News Source: Star Phoenix | 2 hours ago
    Sunday Thomas smiled when asked about the challenges of assembling Nunavut's under-19 boys' basketball team for the 2014 North American Indigenous Games. "Where do I begin?'' Thomas, the team's head coach, said Monday at the University of Regina. "We
  • Future of Commonwealth Games 'pretty rosy' - NZ boss

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 3 hours ago
    Photo / Mark Mitchell New Zealand Olympic Committee boss Kereyn Smith is predicting "a pretty exciting forum" when the Commonwealth Games Federation meets in Auckland next year. Having sat through a CGF general assembly in Glasgow today, Smith
  • Fuel tax hike will likely push airfares higher, officials say

      News Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation | 1 day ago
    ET Airline and airport officials say that the Ontario government's plan to hike aviation fuel taxes will likely lead to increased airfares. (Michelle Siu/Canadian Press) At a time when other provinces are moving to encourage airline traffic by

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