David P. Ball


David P. Ball is a CBC News reporter in Vancouver. Send story tips or ideas to david.ball@cbc.ca, or find him on Twitter @davidpball.

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Vancouver driver says he's set a new record for fastest Trans Canada Highway journey by electric car

A Vancouver man says he has set a record for the fastest drive the entire Trans Canada Highway — in an electric car.

3 'critically endangered' B.C. killer whales are pregnant, scientists say

Scientists in B.C. and Washington state are hopeful that three pregnancies discovered in the critically endangered southern resident orcas' J pod could help save the species. But other threats remain.

Hundreds on B.C. coast still without power after storm, despite overnight repairs

Nearly 600 people in the Lower Mainland and several hundred on Vancouver Island remained powerless on Saturday after major rainfall and winds battered the electrical grid. The storm cut the lights for a cumulative 55,000 residents total.

Student food charity bracing for back-to-school demand, spike in food prices

A B.C. charity that provides nutritious food to students in need says it's concerned about meeting demand this fall and rising food prices.

Growing wildfire near Penticton sparks evacuation alerts by First Nation and regional district

An out of control wildfire burning near Penticton, B.C. grew to 2.3 square kilometres on Saturday, sparking an evacuation alert by Penticton Indian Band.

Surrey trucker sues RCMP after officers Tasered him twice in his vehicle

Mounties "intentionally battered" Bradley Degen during the incident in 2016, which caused him to go into convulsions, according to documents filed in a lawsuit being heard in court in New Westminster. Court heard that Degen's personality had changed significantly as a result of the incident. In their defence, police say Degen was drunk at the time and struck one of the officers, and that their use of force was justified.

Bear encounters on the rise in B.C. due to wildfires and extreme heat, experts say

Bear encounters are increasing across B.C. as the animals are displaced by wildfires and suffer food shortages due to this summer's extreme heat, experts say — and that's increasingly drawing them into residential neighbourhoods, where they're attracted to unattended garbage, birdseed and fruit.

3 more coyote attacks have authorities reminding people to stay out of Stanley Park after dark

Coyotes have bitten three more visitors to Stanley Park. All three attacks were at twilight or dark, when authorities have pleaded with people to stay out of the park.

Coalition of Canada's private long-term care providers follows B.C.'s lead, will suspend unvaccinated staff

Long-term care providers across the country are looking to follow B.C.'s lead in requiring mandatory immunization for staff this fall, with Canada's largest seniors care firms forming a united front on the issue.

Nisga'a leaders take 800-km journey to connect with members in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

The high-level delegation met with Nisga'a residents on the streets as the nation considers creating a healing and detox centre on its territory in northwestern B.C.