Greg Rasmussen

National Reporter

Greg Rasmussen is a National Reporter for CBC news based in Vancouver. He's covered news stories across Canada and around the world for more than two decades. Follow him @CBCGreg on twitter.

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In Depth

Extreme drought in southern B.C. taking devastating toll on life in water and on land

With no rain in many parts of southern British Columbia since June, salmon and crops are struggling to survive.

A teenager threw a message in a bottle into the Pacific Ocean. 9 years later, a B.C. cleanup crew found it

Brittney Amundsen wrote the message in 2012, when she was 17. Layers of luck and coincidence are wrapped up in the find.

Cleanup crews tackle gargantuan task of cleaning B.C. beaches inundated with plastic

An ambitious project funded by the B.C. government hopes to collect ocean plastic along 1,200 kilometres of coastline. 

Free flowers in B.C. bring smiles to isolated seniors

What started with the donation of one bouquet has mushroomed into a huge flower delivery extravaganza as volunteers bring flowers to isolated seniors in the B.C. community of Maple Ridge.
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Entire island in B.C. gets vaccinated for COVID-19

Denman Island, population 1,200, is the latest to have its entire adult community offered doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. It's one of 28 places on or near Vancouver Island taking the widespread approach.

Scientists, First Nations team up in fresh attempt to revive struggling B.C. herring stocks

Once plentiful, herring is disappearing from B.C. Commercial fisheries have been cut back while scientists and First Nations attempt to bring them back to some areas by transplanting fertilized herring eggs.
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Why cleaning the forest could help fight fires — but it won't be easy

A forest near Penticton, B.C., shows how thinning out the woodlands can make a difference when it comes to slowing the spread of wildfires.

With record-low salmon returning this year to Fraser River, B.C. fishers face tough times

Salmon fishing has had its ups and downs in recent years, but the overall trend is for fewer fish to return to spawn in the important Fraser River, which drains a large part of British Columbia and is vital habitat for salmon.

Those COVID-19 masks, gloves and wipes we're all using are polluting land and sea

Suddenly, many Canadians are wearing face masks that are mostly made from plastic fibres that can survive for hundreds of years. A University of British Columbia team is searching for a biodegradable alternative.

Canadian real estate markets hit hard by pandemic

Economic uncertainty has derailed what was looking to be a strong spring market in Canadian real estate as real estate agents, lawyers and economists grapple with the pandemic’s impact on property transactions.