Winston Szeto

Digital journalist

Winston Szeto is a journalist with CBC News based in Kelowna, B.C. in the unceded territories of the Syilx. He writes stories about new immigrants and LGBTQ communities. He has contributed to CBC investigative journalism programs Marketplace and The Fifth Estate. Winston speaks Cantonese and Mandarin fluently and has a working knowledge of German and Japanese. He came to Canada in 2018 from Hong Kong, and is proud to be Canadian. Send him tips at

Latest from Winston Szeto

Queen bees from Ukraine find a sweet new home in northwestern B.C.

A city in B.C.'s North Coast has become a buzzing haven for unique new visitors: Carpathian queen bees from Ukraine, recently imported by a local beekeeper.

Northeastern B.C. farmers need help repairing cattle fences damaged by wildfires

The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce is asking the B.C. government for funding to help farmers and ranchers affected by the May Stoddart Creek and Red Creek wildfires to rebuild critical fencing for their cattle damaged in the blaze.

Kelowna encampment residents speak out after Poilievre compares designated sleeping area to 3rd world country

People living with homelessness and the City of Kelowna aren't happy with federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre's tweet Tuesday comparing conditions in Kelowna to those of a "third-world country."

Mom warns about 'margarita burns' after baby eats celery in the sun

Reanna Bendzak thought giving her teething seven-month-old daughter a celery stalk would be a simple and safe way to offer her some relief as they enjoyed the sun earlier this spring. She never expected it would result in burns and blisters around her baby's mouth.

Hot weather is waking B.C. snakes from their slumber. Here's how to identify them

South Okanagan residents have been taking to social media to share their snake-related experiences.

B.C. expands access to in-school child-care program

B.C.'s Ministry of Education and Child Care has announced funding of $3 million to include 20 more schools in the Seamless Day Kindergarten pilot program.

Man charged with arson in string of suspicious fires in Kamloops, B.C.

An investigation into a series of suspicious fires in Kamloops, B.C. has resulted in four charges of arson against a 22-year-old man, RCMP said Friday night.

Celebrated Last Spike photo appears to feature only white men, but historians believe Wing Chung was there

Wing Chung achieved remarkable success as an entrepreneur in Revelstoke, B.C., after arriving in Canada to help build the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Interior Health delays opening of Nelson, B.C.'s 1st supervised drug inhalation site following backlash

The decision Thursday came just one day after announcing the supervised inhalation site would be open at the Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse on Friday and Saturday nights, starting this week.

Cache Creek evacuees want to return home this weekend, but warm spell may dash their hopes

Since the first evacuation order was issued on April 30, approximately 300 residents in Cache Creek, B.C., have been displaced by the rising waters of the Bonaparte River.