Bethlehem Mariam

Associate producer, CBC Vancouver

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Time capsule: When Beatlemania hit Vancouver

This week 55 years ago the Beatles played their first show in Canada — and it was in Vancouver at Empire Stadium. 

Gardeners urged to recognize, avoid invasive species when shopping for plants

Stores should commit to stop selling invasive species, says Mike Dedels, invasive plant management co-ordinator with the Thompson Nicola Regional District says — but that shift will take time.

Welcoming young tenants into your home? Make sure you're legally protected

Lisa Mackie, a Vancouver lawyer specialising in insurance and real estate practices, says there are ways to legally avoid the possible pitfalls of inter-generational living.

Vancouver Island woman says she's the woman in classic Woodstock photo

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Many will remember the iconic photo of a couple embracing in the crowds. Comox, B.C. resident Jessie Kerr says she's the woman in the photo.

Historic Vancouver Island strip club closes

One of the last remaining strip clubs on Vancouver Island, The Fox Showroom Pub, has permanently closed its doors due to financial strain.

'People just love it': Flower lady leaves trail of joy for strangers

Kelowna’s Brenda Penner cuts bouquets of flowers from her garden for strangers far and wide. 

Art collector donates 2,500 B.C. photos to UBC archives

Five years ago, Vancouver art collector Uno Langmann donated 18,000 historical photos of B.C. to the University of British Columbia library archives, and now he's added 2,500 more photos to the collection. 

'It's so insanely unsafe': Calls to clamp down on motorized skateboards, scooters in bike lanes

If you use bike lanes in Vancouver, you may have noticed more motorized devices taking up space on the street.

DJ Paisley Eva on the industry, gatekeepers and supporting women

Paisley Nahanee, also known as DJ Paisley Eva of Dame Music Society, is paving the way for other young DJs who identify as women, non-binary and trans.

Drop-in centre helps people replace and keep IDs

There are many routine tasks you can't do without proper government ID, such as open a bank account or apply for an apartment. The Kettle Society in Vancouver is a non-profit organization that also run an ID bank, which helps people obtain and keep identification.