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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Canada launching $7M project to track international 'dark vessels' at sea

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will use satellites to identify ships that may be fishing illegally, in a $7 million project to track so-called 'dark vessels' around the globe.

Tiny fraction of people handed COVID-19-related fines in B.C. have paid up

More than 1,150 violation tickets have been handed out for alleged COVID-19 rule-breakers, totalling more than $750,000. But according to ICBC, just 6.1 per cent of provincial and federal fines in B.C. have been paid.

Tenants displaced by Abbotsford apartment fire face daunting search for new homes

A fire that severely damaged a rental apartment building in Abbotsford on the weekend has left former residents with a challenging search for new rental suites in the city.

Lunar New Year festivities go online to welcome the Year of the Ox

With pandemic public health orders still banning gatherings, many Lunar New Year celebrations are virtual this year, as people welcome the Year of the Ox.

Faith groups prepare hundreds of Valentine's Day care packages for women in shelters

A group of faith organizations is continuing a tradition of making hundreds of Valentine's Day care packages for women in shelters, with the pandemic altering the preparation and also increasing the importance, according to one of the organizers.

B.C. blueberry growers await looming U.S. trade decision on whether to proceed with tariffs

Blueberry farmers in B.C. are eagerly awaiting a decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission, which is set to determine this week whether blueberry imports have harmed the American blueberry industry. The decision could lead to import tariffs, putting B.C. producers at a disadvantage.

B.C. immigration consultants' licences suspended following criminal charges

Rupinder and Navdeep Batth, who face dozens of charges between them in relation to alleged immigration fraud, have had their licences to practice suspended by their profession's regulatory authority.

Union criticizes WorkSafeBC report after correctional officers refused work at jail on brink of COVID outbreak

Several days before health officials announced a COVID-19 outbreak at the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge, six correctional officers exercised their right to refuse unsafe work at the institution.

UBC students frustrated by proposed tuition increase while classes remain online

Students at the University of British Columbia are reacting strongly to the administration's proposed tuition increase for the 2021-2022 school year. The university says inflationary pressures are among the reasons for the suggested hike.

Pitt Meadows council wants CP Railway to pay more local taxes due to company's impact on city

Council in Pitt Meadows, B.C., wants to levy more local taxes on the Canadian Pacific Railway to better reflect the impact its operations have on the city's residents.