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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New bylaw aims to save wood from the landfill during home demolitions in North Vancouver

Anyone knocking down a home built before 1950 in the District of North Vancouver will soon need to salvage tonnes of wood in the process, after council passed a bylaw to divert heaps of demolition waste from the landfill.

B.C. beekeepers grapple with 32% winter colony loss, according to survey

The province's annual voluntary survey of beekeepers has found nearly a third of B.C. bee colonies died over the winter, marking another difficult year for the industry and hobbyists.

How close is Metro Vancouver to having 'cycle highways'?

HUB, a cycling advocacy group, is pushing the idea of 'cycle highways' to connect bike networks in the region, seizing on the rising popularity of electric bikes and building on the existing bicycle routes.

Hundreds call for end to TransLink's practice of trapping and killing pigeons

A program to trap and kill pigeons at Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain stations is being criticized as "barbaric," while the B.C. SPCA claims it is not sustainable or ethical.

Charity posts $10K reward for information leading to conviction of cougar kitten poacher

The Fur-Bearers, a wildlife advocacy charity, is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who can identify the person or people behind the recent killing and mutilation of two cougar kittens on Vancouver Island.

Vancouver's addling battle is failing to reduce goose population

Vancouver Park Board staff are well into their Canada goose egg-addling program, with about 100 nests affected, but they say it's not enough to have a significant impact on the resident goose population.

ICBC changes policy after outcry over repair bill sent to injured cyclist

ICBC is making changes to how cyclists and pedestrians are billed for damage to vehicles in collisions where they have some responsibility. The changes come after cyclist Ben Bolliger went public when he received a $3,700 bill after being hit by a car.

Ukrainian arrives in Vancouver with the help of friends, as Russian invasion hits 2-month mark

Olesia Pytlenko, who arrived in Vancouver this week with the help of friends she made in town years ago, is one of about 14,000 Ukrainians who have arrived in Canada since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began two months ago.

Company charged over deaths of dozens of fish in West Vancouver creek

Keller Foundations Ltd. faces two charges under the Federal Fisheries Act, following an incident in 2018 in which dozens of cutthroat trout were killed in a West Vancouver creek.

Driver involved in fatal North Vancouver crash now faces impaired driving charges

A man now faces impaired driving related charges in connection to a late-night crash in North Vancouver last year that killed a Burnaby woman and led to her husband's death three months later.