Bethany Lindsay


Bethany Lindsay is a B.C. journalist with a focus on the courts, health, science and social justice issues. Questions or news tips? Get in touch at or on Twitter through @bethanylindsay.

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Minister defends pricey rebuild of Royal B.C. Museum, says 'there is a risk to doing nothing'

After two weeks of criticism, Tourism Minister Melanie Mark attempted to win over a skeptical public Wednesday on plans to rebuild the Royal B.C. Museum by outlining the business case for the $789-million project.

Strata ordered to build hillside tram for disabled senior living in B.C. seaside community

Owners in a North Vancouver strata have been ordered to pay an elderly disabled resident $35,000 for discrimination after they refused his request to build an elevator tram so he could leave his home.

B.C. manager 'attacked, belittled and devalued' Black woman who complained of racism, tribunal says

Racism drove the manager of a Vancouver yacht charter to reject a Black woman who'd applied for a job, and he only caused more damage by using slurs and insults against her when she filed a human rights complaint, a B.C. tribunal has found.

B.C.'s weekly COVID-19 reports seem to indicate a drop in hospitalizations

Fifty-nine more people died in B.C. last week after testing positive for COVID-19, while the number of patients in hospital with the disease appears to have fallen, according to the province’s latest reports on the pandemic.

Feds say they're committed to wildfire prevention and response as B.C. readies for another season

Representatives of the federal government were in Vancouver on Friday to tout their financial commitments to helping communities respond to and recover from worsening wildfires.

Drug policy group condemns psychedelic research association for response to B.C. sex assault claims

A national drug policy advocacy organization is condemning how a prominent psychedelic research body responded to a B.C. woman’s allegations of sexual and physical abuse during clinical trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.

Latest B.C. COVID-19 data appears to show a rise in ICU patients

Another 59 people died in B.C. last week after testing positive for COVID-19, while the number of patients in intensive care with the disease appears to have surged, according to the province's latest reports on the pandemic.

A B.C. township sold off a man's property over $6,700 in unpaid taxes. Now it's been ordered to pay him $350K

An Okanagan township that sold a man's property at a tax auction without any notice of the sale or the steps necessary to prevent it deserves to face "significant consequences," according to a B.C. judge.

B.C. township apologizes for selling man's property without letting him know

The Okanagan township responsible for selling a man's property at a tax auction without any notice has issued a public apology, and says it’s made 'substantial changes' to its processes in the years since the sale.

B.C. man not criminally responsible for 'psychotically driven' murder of his mother, judge rules

A B.C. man who killed his mother with an axe has been found not criminally responsible for the murder because of his severe and treatment-resistant schizophrenia.