Rafferty Baker

Rafferty Baker is a video journalist with CBC News, based in Vancouver. You can find his stories on CBC Radio, television, and online at cbc.ca/bc.

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Changes to Sunshine Coast route will go ahead despite criticism, says BC Ferries

A trial to test major changes to BC Ferries' route from the Lower Mainland to the Sunshine Coast will go ahead, despite a petition gathering thousands of online signatures that criticizes the proposed changes.

142,000 health-care, assisted-living and long-term care staff in B.C. have now received vaccinations

The group has been a priority in the province's vaccination campaign — both to protect front-line workers from infection and reduce the number of outbreaks in hospitals, care homes and other medical settings.

Private property where trumpeter swans were saved from brink of extinction to be added to remote B.C. park

The land at the south end of Lonesome Lake was a homestead going back to the early 1900s, when Ralph and Ethel Edwards and their family settled there before the surrounding area became Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.

Flights from Delhi to Vancouver questioned as India suffers record COVID-19 surge

As COVID-19 cases in India surge to extreme levels and a new variant of the virus first identified there has been found at least 39 times in B.C., some are questioning whether flights from Delhi to Vancouver should be put on hold.

Nechako Lakes MLA stands by his defence of atmospheric CO2 after legislative debate

John Rustad, B.C. Liberal MLA for Nechako Lakes, is standing by his defence of carbon dioxide after Minister for Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman denounced the comments and questioned whether Rustad believes climate change is real.

Family of man killed by police renews call for charges, after 2nd rejection by police watchdog

The family of Kyaw Din, who was shot dead by Ridge Meadows RCMP at his home in 2019, is again calling for charges to be filed by Crown prosecutors, after the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIOBC) declined for a second time to recommend them.

Canadian WWII pilot who steered crashing plane away from school will get memorial in England

A memorial is being planned in the English town of Quedgeley, after the story of a Canadian pilot who died serving in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War came to light.

Can B.C. cities prevent homeless camps in the future? Not easily, say observers

Both the City of Victoria and the City of Vancouver have struck agreements with the province in an attempt to end homeless camps by creating housing for camp residents, but observers acknowledge the challenges of striving for a future without the camps.

Relaxed visiting rules take effect at B.C. long-term care facilities

Relaxed visitor rules at B.C. long-term care facilities are being welcomed by residents' family members, following a year of strict restrictions as outbreaks at the facilities ravaged the elderly populations.

Restaurants' hopes rest on patios, after B.C.'s COVID-19 rules ban indoor dining

B.C. restaurants were dealt another blow this week as officials banned indoor dining. The temporary measure leaves only take-out and patio options for the struggling businesses, but rapid patio expansion comes with its own challenges.