Flooded, disused coal mines could change how our homes are heated

LONDON – The ramifications of the Industrial Revolution, which had its roots in 18th-century Britain, were huge. Britain’s abundance of coal – as well as the ease with which it could be accessed – was a crucial ingredient in this historical turning point, powering the steam engines which helped drive society’s transformation. But things have … Read more

Family of Vernon, BC woman killed in UK ‘navigating a nightmare’

Nothing will alleviate the grief that’s enveloped Ashley Wadsworth’s family since news she’d been killed made her way back to them in Vernon, BC, from England, where she’d recently traveled for an extended holiday. However, the support pouring in from strangers living half a world away has been a beacon of light in what are … Read more

Queen Elizabeth hosts reception on eve of Platinum Jubilee

Let them all eat cake. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the eve of her 70 years on the throne Saturday cutting cake with guests at Sandringham Estate. “I’ll put the knife in, see if it works,” the Queen quipped, to the delight of guests, members of the Women’s Institute and local charities, the Sun reported. “Somebody … Read more