Winston Szeto

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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

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Cockroaches have become more common in northern B.C.'s biggest city say ecologist, exterminator

Insect experts say they aren't sure why the cockroach population is growing in northern B.C., but increased mobility of people and goods could be a reason.

B.C. association honours 85-year-old for decade-long service building free birdhouses for elementary students

John Remple is one of five recipients of this year's B.C. Principals' and Vice-Principals' Association Partnership Award. For more than 10 years, Remple has been making free wooden birdhouses for school children, which they can then paint.

Early Chinese Canadian gold miners remembered for their contribution to B.C.'s Cariboo communities

Ah Bau and Chew Nam Sing were among the estimated 5,000 pioneers from China who came to B.C's Cariboo region to prospect for gold in the late 19th century.

6 months after the floods, many Merritt mobile home residents still face an uncertain future

The City of Merritt has received provincial funding to help mitigate flood hazards from the Coldwater River, but many residents in a mobile home park near the river say it's not enough.

Grizzly bear in B.C.'s Elk Valley killed with well-aimed shot from high powered rifle, officer says

B.C.'s Conservation Officer Service is investigating whether a grizzly bear in B.C.'s Elk Valley was shot and killed by a hunter over the weekend.

Staff shortage forces Kamloops hospital to move some patients to Kelowna

Four patients were moved from Royal Inland Hospital this weekend because of a staff shortage. The hospital's pediatric and obstetric units were temporarily closed.

$1M grant to fund community abattoir in Merritt a 'ray of light,' say local ranchers

On Friday, the B.C. government announced a $1 million grant for the Small-Scale Meat Producers Association to build a licensed community abattoir that provides meat processing and cut-and-wrap services to local farmers.

B.C. woman reunites with foster mom who gave her hope decades ago

Jessica Cressey, who lives in Merritt, B.C., was one of the thousands of Indigenous children each year who account for up to 45 per cent of children and youth under foster care across the province.

Canadians who live near wildfire sites have higher risk of cancer, recent study shows

People who lived within 50 kilometres of a wildfire in the past 10 years were more likely to develop brain tumours and more likely to have lung cancer, researchers at McGill University have found.

B.C. boy's homemade wands could soon conjure Middle Earth magic as props in new Lord of the Rings series

Rocklin Broad says he loves making Harry Potter-style wands for friends to perform some of their favourite scenes — but he never suspected his craftwork could end up in Hollywood.