Cathy Kearney

Cathy Kearney is a digital journalist with CBC News Vancouver. @CBCcathykearney

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Experts weigh in on possible factors behind vaccine hesitancy

As the coronavirus continues to circulate in B.C. and around the world — with the majority of associated COVID-19 cases appearing in unvaccinated people — several experts are weighing in on why some are still hesitant to get vaccinated, and the repercussions they face.

Hope on horizon for business owners over B.C.-Washington border reopening, but questions remain

Struggling business owners in communities near the B.C.-Washington border are breathing a sigh of relief after hearing word that land borders will soon reopen to fully vaccinated travellers, but say many questions remain.

Infectious disease expert says B.C. needs to be more transparent with breakthrough COVID-19 cases

The province should release more detailed information about who among the fully vaccinated are contracting so-called breakthrough COVID-19 infections, says the expert.

BC Ferries struggles to attract qualified mariners amid global shortage, employee poaching

Travellers on BC Ferries are feeling the impacts of a global shortage of experienced mariners, as the corporation struggles to hire more than 100 new staff members.

Mystery of the deep: Behaviour of J pod orcas confounds researchers

A growing mystery around some of B.C.'s most endangered killer whales may have been solved, but experts say changes in the animals' behaviour still concern them.

Mystery of the deep: Behaviour of J pod orcas confounds researchers

A growing mystery around some of B.C.'s most endangered killer whales may have been solved, but experts say changes in the animals' behaviour still concern them.

B.C. man says he watched in horror as Lytton wildfire claimed the lives of his parents

Jeff Chapman of Lytton, B.C., says he watched in helpless horror as his parents were killed Wednesday while they were taking cover from a wildfire that raged across their property and eventually destroyed most of the village.

Pandemic-era elopements, micro-weddings could be here to stay as couples find less is more

As pandemic restrictions continue to ease, large wedding ceremonies will no doubt return — but those who organize and execute small-scale, personalized weddings say the trend is here to stay.

Uniquely situated, Point Roberts, Wash., pushes to be test case as Canada mulls reopening border

As Ottawa considers ways to safely reopen the border with the U.S., Point Roberts in Washington state just south of Vancouver B.C., says it is perfectly situated to be part of any test pilot project.

Photographer captures 'odd but exciting' crow behaviour known as anting

A Victoria-area photographer captured a crow in the process of anting, a behaviour that has confounded experts for decades.

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