Rafferty Baker

Video journalist

Rafferty Baker is a Video journalist with CBC News, based in Vancouver, as well as a writer and producer of the CBC podcast series, Pressure Cooker. You can find his stories on CBC Radio, television, and online at cbc.ca/bc.

Latest from Rafferty Baker

A 'grief camp' for bereaved individuals, families in B.C. is now overbooked, says organizer

A camp in B.C. for young people and their families experiencing grief has received far more applications from families than it has capacity to welcome, according to the charity that runs the annual retreat.

Poop bags are now available at rock climbing sites in Squamish and nope, they're not for your pets

A new program meant to cut down on human waste in Squamish, B.C., rock climbing locations has been launched, featuring free Waste Alleviating Gel (WAG) bags for climbers to poop into, seal up and pack out of the forest.

GranFondo Whistler organizers hope to redeem themselves with this year's edition

The popular endurance cycling event between Vancouver and Whistler is set to take place Saturday morning, and organizers say they've learned from last year's event, where participants' complaints led to an apology from organizers.

Vancouver charity say it's unable to meet rising demand for breast pumps

A Vancouver-area charity that provides essential baby items to families in need says it's not able to keep up with the demand for breast pumps — demand tied to the rising price of infant formula.

Conservation officers look for killer of grizzly bear near Squamish, B.C.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is investigating the illegal killing of a grizzly bear near Squamish, saying somebody shot the bear, before dragging it into the river with rope.

Vancouver cobbler two steps behind father, wins prestigious cobbling award

Patrick Nijdam, 31, has won a prestigious cobbling award, the Grand Silver Cup, just four years after his father, Ronald Nijdam, won the same prize.

Protected cliff swallow nests destroyed in Pitt Meadows — again

Federal and provincial wildlife officials are investigating another instance of cliff swallow nest destruction at an observation tower in Grant Narrows Regional Park in Pitt Meadows, B.C.

3-year-old boy killed by tree in B.C. Parks campground identified

Kash Bakker, 3, has been identified as the boy who was killed in an accident involving a tree at Okanagan Lake Provincial Park near Summerland on the weekend. A family friend remembers Bakker as a "kind-hearted, gentle boy."

Struggle over pickleball players' access to Mayne Island tennis courts ends in B.C. Supreme Court

A conflict over whether pickleball players would be allowed to use two tennis courts at the Mayne Island Community Centre has been settled by a B.C. Supreme Court judge, who ruled against the tennis players.

CRAB Park residents hunker down as extreme winter weather blankets camp

Unhoused people can be found living in tents in many parts of Vancouver. At CRAB Park on the waterfront near the Downtown Eastside, about 20 people are doing what they can to survive an especially cold spell.