Roshini Nair

Roshini Nair is a writer for CBC News in Vancouver, covering news from across British Columbia. You can reach her at

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Park board installs 'Barge Chilling Beach' sign next to Vancouver's runaway barge

The barge, which landed near Sunset Beach during the Nov. 15 storms, has not budged from its spot over the past month despite multiple attempts to move it.

For B.C.'s salmon, floods represent another challenge to survival

The damage from a "once in a century" storm could be another stressor for salmon on B.C.'s South Coast after decades of fishing, habitat destruction and development that have sent salmon stocks spiralling into decline, experts said.

Extraordinary kindness and community help British Columbians navigate historic floods

British Columbians stepped up in big ways over the past few days, offering strangers food and shelter, comfort and care. 

With more humpback whales in B.C. waters, entanglements are on the rise, too

A team of highly specialized professionals take on the task of disentangling whales — but rely on the eyes and ears of the community to find animals that have been caught up in fishing gear.

How survivors fought to create Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Two residential school survivors who pushed for greater awareness of the harms caused by the schools reflect on Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

How B.C.'s newest war in the woods shows the complex web of environmental politics

Vancouver Island's Fairy Creek blockade — which could soon become the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history — is representative of the complex way environmental issues could play out in the federal election. 

'Emotionally and mentally paralyzed': Afghans living in B.C. fear for family after Taliban takeover

Watching from afar, Afghans in B.C. are anxious about family and friends as the Taliban resurges.

Vancouver Island locals bring fish to feed hungry eaglets who left nests early due to heat wave

A bird rescue centre on Vancouver Island with too many eaglets on its hands put out a desparate call for fish on social media. Locals delivered.

B.C. responds to double the average annual number of wildfires, halfway into fire season

Since April 1, 2021, the B.C. Wildfire Service has responded 1,231 wildfires, which have burned 4,250 square kilometers. 

Most of resort town Sicamous, B.C., under evacuation order or alert due to wildfire

Most of the resort town of Sicamous, B.C., in the Southern Interior, was put under an evacuation order or told to prepare to leave on Tuesday after a highway crash sparked another wildfire.