Ashley Moliere

Ashley Moliere is an Associate Producer at CBC News Vancouver. You can email her at or reach out to her on Twitter @ashleymmoliere

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After 2020's racial reckoning, Black activists urge Canadians to keep conversation going

Members of B.C.'s Black community say support for dismantling systemic racism isn't as visible as it was during the late spring and summer of 2020, highlighting the need for continual learning and an open conversation.

This biracial drag queen is paying homage to famous Black artists by recreating their album covers

Biracial drag queen Kendall Gender has been recreating the famous album covers of Black artists to draw attention to the importance of Black culture and history and to pay homage to the women who inspired her drag persona.

Vancouver Island residents seek to rebuild WWII era Japanese teahouse

Canada's first Japanese garden and teahouse, which was owned by Dillon Takata's great-grandfather and great-uncle was destroyed in 1942 following the internment of Japanese Canadians.

There's something about Mary: Community hosts retirement parade for long-serving politician

When Mary Marcotte announced she'd be stepping down as regional director for Cowichan Valley Regional District Area H after 25 years of service, she had no idea months later her constituents would be throwing a parade in her honour.

Closure of long-running Chinatown business raises fears for historic neighbourhood's future

After closing the store for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Li says she recently found out that her landlord isn't willing to apply for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses.

Scientists discover new species of sponge on deep-sea reefs off B.C.'s coast

The new species — called Desmacella hyalina — was discovered using an underwater robot that travelled along the ocean floor, surveying reefs and collecting samples.

Law Society of B.C. data shows minorities under-represented in profession

The Law Society of B.C. says it will take time before the legal profession accurately represents the province's diverse population.

New Westminster's Cartwright Jewelers set to close its doors after 87 years

Although many businesses have had to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cartwright-Coates says it didn't impact her decision to close the jewelry story located at 639 Sixth Street.

Why are there so many geese in Metro Vancouver?

Urban biodiversity expert Jennifer Rae Pierce says geese were reintroduced to the area in the 1970s because of conservation concerns. And unlike their native cousins, local geese never learned to migrate.

Rio Theatre reopening, but with reduced capacity

Rio Theatre CEO Corinne Lea says glass barriers have been installed at the concession tills, there are more hand sanitizing stations, and signs will remind patrons to stay two metres apart. There will also be a limit of 50 people in the theatre at a time.