Bridgette Watson

Bridgette Watson writes and produces for news and current affairs at CBC British Columbia. You can reach her at or @Beewatz on Twitter.

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B.C. teen with social anxiety emerges victorious in battle with city hall to keep support puppy

Kamloops City Council unanimously approved a heartfelt appeal by 16-year-old Hailey Fiddes despite a bylaw that limits the number of pets per household.

Lack of funding for new B.C. schools, seismic upgrades has critics questioning government priorities

The B.C. government is ending the academic year on the defensive after several school districts were told they would not be receiving any new money for much-needed infrastructure projects.

Driver told marchers to 'get over' residential schools before plowing into crowd, witness says

A participant in a memorial march for residential school survivors says an aggressive driver threatened to run over her children and made racist remarks before plowing his pickup truck into several people in Mission, B.C., on Saturday.

Let sleeping humans lie … in these dog beds designed for people

Two recent University of British Columbia graduates are hoping to corner the napping market with their human-sized dog beds.

B.C. gun shops see surge in customers after Canada moves to cap handgun sales

New gun control legislation the federal government tabled Monday includes a national freeze on the purchase, sale, importation and transfer of handguns in Canada. The move has sent some people scrambling to try and buy one while they still can.

Kamloops to host Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup in 2023

The Kamloops Blazers are hosting the CHL championship for the first time since 1995, the last time they also managed to hoist up the prestigious junior hockey trophy.

B.C. teen makes history as 1st female skater drafted to the Canadian Hockey League

Defender Chloe Primerano, 15, hails from North Vancouver and will be lacing up her skates for the Vancouver Giants.

Daycare left 5-year-old locked alone in vehicle for over an hour, says Kamloops mom

Helen Coombs is grateful to have her son safe and sound after she says he was forgotten for over an hour in a minivan at a Kamloops daycare centre.

New daycare in Victoria focuses on supporting children, families who have suffered trauma

Staff at the Little Phoenix Child Care Centre are specially trained to work with children who have experienced family violence; suffered physical, sexual or emotional abuse; or lived in a refugee camp.

Woman says she was scammed almost $7K by fake taxi operation in Richmond, B.C.

Police have received several reports since April 22 of a man approaching people in busy parking lots asking for help with a cab fare. If the victim agrees to help, a fake taxi arrives and the driver switches the victim's debit card.