David P. Ball


David P. Ball is a multimedia journalist with CBC News in Vancouver. He has previously reported for the Toronto Star, Agence France-Presse, The Globe & Mail, and The Tyee, and has won awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists and Jack Webster Foundation. Send story tips or ideas to david.ball@cbc.ca, or contact him via social media (@davidpball).

Latest from David P. Ball

Vancouver man's death on Sunshine Coast being investigated as homicide

Henry Doyle, 58, was found Saturday near his dirt bike on the Klein Lake Forest Service Road, near the village of Egmont, B.C.

Court rules B.C.'s mining claims system does not comply with duty to consult Indigenous groups

The B.C. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the province's system of granting mineral rights to mining companies does not comply with its duty to consult Indigenous groups. The government has been given one-and-a-half years to fix the system.

Selwyn Romilly, B.C.'s first Black judge, remembered as 'trailblazer' after death at 83

Selwyn Romilly was appointed to the provincial court in 1974, and in 1995 was named a B.C. Supreme Court justice. He retired in 2015.

Parenting with ADHD can be overwhelming — but it also offers some 'gifts,' say experts

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can make struggles that parents face even harder — but it can also help them identify and empathize if their kids show similar symptoms, experts say.

Const. Rick O'Brien among fallen officers honoured at B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial

Hundreds of police and other emergency response officers from across the province marched the streets of Victoria on Sunday to mourn officers killed in the line of duty.

'A fallen hero': Fellow police, loved ones honour RCMP officer Rick O'Brien killed in Coquitlam, B.C.

Fellow police officers and family friends honour Ridge Meadows RCMP Const. Rick O'Brien, who was killed while executing a search warrant on Friday in Coquitlam, B.C.

As wildfires worsen, Canada's space agency wants to become firefighters' eye in the sky

Canadian fire forecasters will get a new tool in 2029 — the world's first satellite devoted to tracking wildfires.

Grizzly bear photographed roaming near downtown Quesnel, B.C.

There have been plenty of black bears in downtown Quesnel this year — in large part due to drought and wildfires — but a grizzly sighting is unusual.

Vancouver migrant rights activists join national day of protest for workers' status

Supporters of migrant rights rallied in downtown Vancouver on Sunday, calling for Ottawa to live up to its promise of permanent residency for more foreign workers in Canada.

Small businesses in B.C. say 2-week federal loan extension a 'slap in the face'

After months of pressure from the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB), the federal government announced it would again push back the deadline to get that loan forgiveness — from Dec. 31 to Jan. 18.