Akshay Kulkarni


Akshay Kulkarni is a journalist who has worked at CBC British Columbia since 2021. Based in Vancouver, he has covered breaking news, and written features about the pandemic and toxic drug crisis. He is most interested in data-driven stories. You can email him at akshay.kulkarni@cbc.ca.

Latest from Akshay Kulkarni

Former engineer files regulatory complaint against Vancouver school district over classroom ventilation

A former engineer who has two children in elementary school has filed a regulatory complaint against the Vancouver School Board (VSB), asking for a professional engineer's assurance that her children are protected against COVID-19.

More than 50 people pushed out after fire at SRO in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

A number of people were displaced Saturday, after a fire forced the evacuation of a single-room occupancy (SRO) building offering supportive housing to women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Meet 'Queen Lillirat' — a taxidermy rat of the late Queen, made by a B.C.-born artist

A Kamloops, B.C.-born artist has created a loving tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth: a taxidermy rat wearing pearls, dressed appropriately with a handbag, and a corgi in tow.

A Vancouver municipal party wants to outfit cops with body cams. An advocate is skeptical

A civil rights advocate says a promise to equip Vancouver police officers with body cams isn't backed up by data, even as its proponents say it would cut down on legal costs.

Evacuation orders lifted for northeast B.C. town as wildfire activity cools on Saturday

A district in northeast B.C. has lifted an evacuation order that was in place due to the nearby Battleship Mountain wildfire, as rain aided firefighters overnight on Saturday.

20 years after Woodsquat, the protest that began at an old Vancouver department store continues to resonate

Activists, including people who were arrested during the Woodward's squat, reflect on its parallels to recent events in the Downtown Eastside, and what can be learned from one of the most prominent acts of civil disobedience in Vancouver.

Here's why Indian students are coming to B.C. — and Canada — by the thousands

Hundreds of thousands of Indian students are choosing to call B.C. and Canada home in what has led to a sharp rise in new student visa applications since 2015. Here's why they're doing it.

B.C. court dismisses appeal of man convicted of 1978 murder of 12-year-old Monica Jack

B.C.’s appellate court has struck down a motion from Garry Handlen, who was seeking to overturn a conviction for the murder of Indigenous girl Monica Jack in 1978.

Driven by winds, wildfires result in evacuation orders in southwest and northeast B.C.

Concerning wildfires in both southwest and northeast B.C. have resulted in evacuation orders, with high winds forecast to continue through Monday.

B.C. teen wins Highland dancing world championship in Scotland

A 17-year-old from Nanaimo, B.C., has won a world championship Highland dancing event in Scotland, the birthplace of the dance form.