Cathy Kearney

Cathy Kearney is a digital journalist with CBC News Vancouver.

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Sechelt mayor concerned over lack of dialogue with province about re-opening of shelter

The mayor of Sechelt, B.C., says he has been unable to get a satisfactory response from senior staff at B.C. Housing about plans to repair and re-open the Sunshine Coast's only permanent shelter after it was shuttered months ago by a fire.

Worms in the kitchen? Interest grows in the tiny composting machines that poop garden superfood

At-home worm composting, a process where worms eat kitchen green waste then excrete it, is gaining interest. The nutrient-dense castings are considered the gold standard of soil amendments.

B.C. man cautions against common but toxic plant after exposure caused temporary vision loss

A man is sounding the alarm after a toxic and invasive plant left him with temporarily vision loss and covered in massive burn blisters after a cycling trip.

Black people in Canada's wine industry are pushing for more representation

Black people in Canada's wine industry say they are underrepresented and it's time to examine the culture and break down barriers holding others back.

Am I in your will? New game playfully asks partners to get real about finances

Talking about finances can be the beginning of the end for many couples, but a new game aims to gently ease the conversation into something productive rather than driving a wedge in the relationship.

Too much pressure? Why experts suggest looking within this Valentine's Day

How did the most romantic of holidays become mired in social pressures and expectations that often leave couples striving for the impossible — and single people feeling left out?

Earthquake in Turkey underscores risks and responsibilities for British Columbians

The devastating earthquake and aftershocks that rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria Monday has, for many British Columbians, underlined the risks and dangers of a major earthquake hitting the province.

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.

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.