Curt Petrovich

Curt Petrovich is a journalist and author with more than three decades of national, international and investigative reporting experience.

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Investigators search for culprit behind norovirus outbreak in B.C. oysters

Norovirus contamination in B.C.'s most productive oyster growing region has become a regular occurrence, setting back the industry's international reputation and putting farmers on edge. Investigators are chasing down the cause of this year's outbreak after laws and regulations failed to prevent it.

Dismal B.C. herring season sparks renewed calls for moratorium

Conservationists are renewing long-standing calls for a moratorium on Pacific herring fishing after fishermen failed to catch an already-reduced quota for a species prized by Asian markets for its roe.

Experts worry about low COVID-19 vaccination rates in kids as restrictions lift across Canada

Pediatric infectious disease experts weigh in on the reasons why the uptake for COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged five to 11 lags far behind the rate of every other age group.

Take 2 steps and call me in the morning: Exercise as a prescription for depression

The pandemic and revolving lockdowns have sharpened public health focus on treating mood disorders such as depression with relatively simple but effective exercise.

Cheaper panels, interest in going green spurs boom in rooftop solar

Falling prices of solar panels, combined with rising energy costs, is sparking a small but growing surge of of people making long-term investments that will allow them to generate their own electricity.

'Like drinking an ashtray': Why scientists and winemakers are fighting smoke taint from wildfires

Annual forest fires fed by climate change are dragging winemakers and scientists into a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek to find and eliminate offensive aromas in vintages caused by smoke taint.

B.C. non-profit challenges Health Canada to end 50-year prohibition on magic mushrooms

TheraPsil has sent a 165-page proposal to Health Canada outlining regulations for so-called magic mushrooms based on the same ones the federal government first created 20 years ago for medicinal cannabis.

Health Canada dragging feet on approving magic mushrooms for therapeutic use, patients and advocates say

A group of patients question why their applications for an exemption to use psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in what are commonly called magic mushrooms, for therapeutic purposes have gone unanswered by Health Canada.

Robert Dziekanski death: Key witness at RCMP officer's perjury trial portrayed as unreliable

The defence painted a witness central to the Crown's case in the perjury trial of RCMP Const. Gerry Rundel as unreliable and motivated by acrimony on Thursday.

Robert Dziekanski: RCMP officer Kwesi Millington's perjuy trial wraps up

Nearly a year after it began, the trial of RCMP Const. Kwesi Millington ended Friday with Crown prosecutors resting on their theory of why the Mountie lied at the 2009 inquiry in to the death of Robert Dziekanski.

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