Akshay Kulkarni

Journalist

Akshay Kulkarni is a journalist who has worked at CBC British Columbia since 2021. Based in Vancouver, he has covered breaking news, and written features about the pandemic and toxic drug crisis. He is most interested in data-driven stories. You can email him at akshay.kulkarni@cbc.ca.

Latest from Akshay Kulkarni

Air conditioning is a necessity, not a luxury — despite the emissions and energy costs, advocates say

B.C. planners and policy analysts say the benefits of air conditioners during extreme heat situations are very clear — and concerns over their environmental and financial impact show misplaced priorities. 

B.C. Wildfire Service says fire activity plateaued in the last week, but risk of dry lightning in forecast

B.C.'s biggest wildfires did not grow significantly overnight, according to officials, but the wildfire risk in the province is expected to heighten at the start of next week.

As Vancouver's Downtown Eastside tent eviction drags on, community workers say they feel blindsided

Downtown Eastside support workers say they feel like they were "set up to fail" after the city promised to provide them $50K to help residents in tents they've now ordered dismantled.
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ER in Clearwater closing again due to staffing shortages — this time for 5 nights

The emergency department at the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, B.C., is set to be closed overnight for five days, adding more pressure on the B.C. community worst-affected by ongoing closures this year.

Medicine bundle project for 2-spirit people in B.C. seeks to bring back spiritual aspects of sexuality

A project that provides two-spirit people in B.C. with medicine bundles containing safe sex resources and traditional medicine aims to bring back the mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of sexuality.

Meet the junk art artist behind the giant queen bee installation in South Vancouver

The artist behind a huge queen bee art installation in an industrial area of South Vancouver says they wanted to add “a little bit of magic” to the daily commute.

ICU admissions with COVID-19 up 16% in B.C., but hospitalizations down slightly

British Columbia is reporting a slight uptick in critical care admissions due to COVID-19, with a small decrease in overall hospitalizations, according to the latest pandemic data provided by health authorities Thursday.

Why these two East Vancouver residents are distributing thousands of N95 masks for free

Two East Vancouver residents have distributed thousands of high-quality N95 masks in the last two months, in direct response to what they say are “neglectful” public health measures concerning disabled and immunocompromised people.

B.C. expands speculation tax on vacant homes to 6 more regions

British Columbia is expanding the speculation tax on homeowners who keep their properties vacant to six more municipalities starting next year.

B.C.'s Kamloopa Powwow introduces 2-spirit dance, ends blood ancestry rules after online backlash

The president of B.C.'s Kamloopa Powwow Society says it's making substantive changes to the event, in collaboration with local Indigenous 2SLGBT+ organizations, after social media outcry last week over gender and blood ancestry rules.

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