Bridgette Watson

Bridgette Watson is an associate producer and writer at CBC Vancouver. You can reach her at Bridgette.Watson@cbc.ca or @Beewatz on Twitter.

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First Nation and steelworkers' union ink deal to access timber, create jobs on Vancouver Island

The Huu-ay-aht First Nation and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 say the new agreement means members of both groups could economically benefit from uncut wood in the Alberni Valley area.

B.C. mayors say Ottawa's plan to relax drug possession penalties not enough to help opioid crisis

The federal government has introduced a new bill to repeal mandatory minimum penalties for certain drug offences, and while the change is a significant shift away from incarceration, some B.C. leaders say it could have gone further.

British Columbians worst in Canada at following COVID-19 rules all the time, new poll suggests

New poll results show a significant number of Canadians are planning to bend COVID-19 rules over spring break and that when it comes to breaking those rules year-round, British Columbians are one of the worst offenders.

'She looked after a lot of people': Beloved 'Namgis elder, Lilly Whonnock, dies of COVID-19

Daughter Linda Whonnock reflects on the loss of her mother, who, as a community leader and post-secondary elder-in-residence, was like a mother to so many.

Vancouver woman finds late father's 37-year-old CBC recording of Danny Boy she never knew existed

Julia Piper was recently rummaging through some old papers that had belonged to her late father when she discovered he had had a brush with fame in the 80s she knew nothing about.

'What we have in Canada is just called tolerance': Experiences of being Black on Vancouver Island

Three Black residents of Vancouver Island who grew up elsewhere share their experiences with racism after relocating to B.C.'s West Coast.

Trailblazer and oldest practising B.C. lawyer Constance Isherwood dead at 101

Constance Isherwood graduated top of her UBC law class in 1951 and worked until her death.

Rental vacancies up in Vancouver says CMHC, as pandemic drives down demand

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's annual rental market report shows rental stock in the metropolitan area had the highest jump in 2020 since 1999 but affordability is still a barrier for many.

1 person dead, another in hospital after shooting in Langley residential neighbourhood

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has confirmed a 22-year-old man was found shot dead in a vehicle. A second man in his 20s has been hospitalized with gunshot wounds and is expected to survive.

Visitors to B.C. care homes deemed 'essential' move to front of vaccine line — others wait and worry

B.C. is one of the few provinces quietly vaccinating thousands of people deemed essential visitors to loved ones in long-term care homes. But not everyone agrees with the criteria that determines who is essential, and who isn't.

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