David P. Ball

Journalist

David P. Ball is a multimedia journalist with CBC News in Vancouver. He has previously reported for the Toronto Star, Agence France-Presse, and The Tyee, and has won awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists and Jack Webster Foundation. You can send story tips or ideas to david.ball@cbc.ca, or contact him on Twitter.

Latest from David P. Ball

Victoria marks 100th anniversary of Chinese students' strike against segregation

Hundreds in Victoria attended events on Monday to commemorate a century since Chinese students staged a walkout and a school boycott against segregation.

Single mothers' lawsuit against province's legal aid system heads to B.C. Supreme Court

The B.C. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday from a group of single mothers who are challenging the province's legal aid system. The case argues legal aid funding for women fleeing abuse is inadequate and puts them further at risk.

UBC's new 'sailbot' nearly ready for 4,000-km voyage from Victoria to Hawaii

Engineering students are preparing their autonomous, solar-powered "sailbot" named Raye to set sail for Hawaii this month, six years after its predecessor failed in its attempt to cross the Atlantic.

Black bear killed in Garibaldi park after taking backpacks with food from backcountry site

Authorities euthanized a black bear Friday morning near a backcountry campground southwest of Whistler, B.C., after it snatched multiple backpacks from hangers B.C. Parks installed to keep food away from bears.
SITUATION CRITICAL

Promised SFU medical school still years from opening despite doctor shortage

In 2020, the NDP made an election pledge to create the province's second medical faculty, with its first cohort of students starting next year. Patients and advocates are asking whether it's on track.

Highway 1 re-opens 3 days after mudslide northeast of Lytton, B.C.

The route between Lytton and Spences Bridge, B.C., north of B.C.'s Fraser Canyon, has re-opened after a mudslide swept across on Wednesday.

Higher salmon returns celebrated upstream of 2019 Big Bar rockslide north of Lillooet, B.C.

First Nations are cautiously celebrating upstream of a 2019 landslide that dealt a devastating blow to salmon populations reaching the Upper Fraser River to spawn.

Vancouver police under scrutiny after deaths of multiple young Indigenous women, girls

A series of recent deaths and disappearances of young Indigenous women in Vancouver has advocates and families questioning whether police learned many of the lessons — or applied recommendations of numerous reports — from previous tragedies.

Small B.C. community ordered to evacuate from path of wildfire southwest of Penticton

Emergency officials have ordered all residents to evacuate from the B.C. community of Olalla, about 40 kilometres southwest of Penticton, due to the Keremeos Creek wildfire.

COVID-19 numbers in B.C. holding steady, according to the province's latest weekly report

British Columbia is reporting a slight increase in patients in critical care and hospitalizations due to COVID-19, according to the latest pandemic data provided by health authorities Thursday.

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