About the Supreme Court of British Columbia The Supreme Court of British Columbia is the province’s superior trial court. The Supreme Court is a court of general and inherent jurisdiction which means that it can hear any type of case, civil or criminal. It hears most appeals from the Provincial […]

The Courts of British Columbia

With any luck, the future will bring more self-driving cars and flying drones to deliver pizza and other goodies. For those robots to get around safely, though, they need to both see their surroundings and understand what they’re seeing. A new kind of camera developed by engineers in California may […]

Amazing photographs of what the world looks like to drones ...

Dozens of remote towns on the B.C. coast, including Indigenous communities, still rely on diesel generators for power. A group of researchers at the University of Victoria is hoping to change that by harnessing energy from wind, waves and tides. Their goal is to reduce the need for noisy, smelly, carbon-belching generators — […]

The fascinating research into using the ocean to instead of ...

Codex Vat Traditional Roman law, systemized and interpreted by local jurists, were supplanted by vast tax-collecting bureaucracies in the A.D. 3rd and 4th century. The legal rights of women, children and slaves was strengthened. [Source: World Almanac] The Roman judicial system distinguished laws from facts. There were indictments, jury trails, […]


The impulse to be kind to strangers was long thought to be unique to humans, but research on bonobos suggests our species is not as exceptional in this regard as we like to think. Famously friendly apes from Africa’s Congo Basin, bonobos will go out of their way to help […]

The apparently altruistic, amazingly social bonobos.

How Bitcoin Works by Michael Crider on November 7th, 2017 In layman’s terms: Bitcoin is a digital currency. That’s a concept that might be more complex than you realize: it isn’t simply an assigned value of money stored in a digital account, like your bank account or credit line. Bitcoin […]

What Is Bitcoin, and How Does it Work?

The Great Pyramid of Giza has towered over Egypt for more than 4,500 years. Built during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu, the monument was a testament to the ruler’s architectural prowess and is thought to have been a home for his mummified remains. For centuries, archaeologists have ventured into the […]

The fascinating discovery of a previously unknown space inside the ...

Dial-A-Law is a library of legal information prepared by lawyers. It offers general information on a variety of topics on law in British Columbia. Dial-A-Law is a free service that is available in English, Chinese and Punjabi by telephone and on the Internet. Dial-A-Law is funded by the Law Foundation of […]

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Ladybugs are compact little beetles, but their wings are surprisingly large when unfurled from beneath their spotted shells. And as Sarah Knapton at The Telegraph reports, researchers have long puzzled over how ladybugs can fold their wings up so tightly. So scientists in Japan decided to get a better look, replacing the spotted forewing, known as […]

The Origami-Like Folds of Ladybug Wings Could Lead to Better ...

Experts advise leaving your Social Insurance Number card and birth certificate in a safe place at home, since thieves can do a lot of damage with your name, birth date and SIN Randy Chester was visiting one of his usual second-hand haunts this summer, a Value Village in Toronto’s east […]

Identity theft alert: How 77,0000 Canadians lost $99 million last ...