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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Restrictions at long-term care facilities had just started to relax. Then the wildfires came

Raging wildfires in the Interior of British Columbia have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes, including vulnerable seniors in long-term care homes who have already weathered an incredibly challenging year.

B.C. residential school survivor makes comfort quilts for those who lost everything in Lytton

Verna Miller was already reeling from the preliminary discovery of over 200 grave sites on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School when a horrific fire destroyed the homes of many of her loved ones. Looking for a way to help, she started to sew.

BC Hydro investigating damage to submarine cables that carry power to Vancouver Island

BC Hydro says three undersea cables that bring power to Vancouver Island were damaged, possibly by the extreme June heat.

Returning to nightlife can be beneficial for young people's development after COVID-19 isolation, says expert

Now that B.C. is in Stage 3 of its restart plan, bars and nightclubs are open once again. Registered clinical counsellor Nina Sheere says nightlife can be a good thing for young people who have been isolated during during a developmental period when independence and friendships are important.

City says controversial sculpture will not be installed in Vancouver neighbourhood

The City of Vancouver says it is looking for an alternative location for a nearly eight-metre tall art piece of a boy holding a shark. Over 1,500 people petitioned to not have the sculpture installed in the proposed False Creek location.

Paramedics call for action from employers, province over long wait times during heat wave

Two public health emergencies and an unprecedented heat wave have taken their toll on B.C. paramedics who say the province needs to find short and long-term resources to help prevent burn out and improve staffing levels.

Homes evacuated as out-of-control wildfires grow in B.C.'s Interior

Evacuation orders have now been issued for homes near two growing wildfires in B.C.'s Interior, where an unprecedented heat wave has created dangerous fire conditions.

City of Port Alberni serves Western Forest Products with expropriation notice for 43 acres of waterfront land

The land is currently home to a sawmill that has not been used since 2017 and the city's mayor says it can think of much better uses for it.

Snuneymuxw First Nation partnering with B.C. Housing to build affordable homes for its members

The Snuneymuxw First Nation, located in Nanaimo, B.C., already has plans in the works to construct new homes both on and off reserve for its members with provincial support.

Residential school survivor finds forever homes for shoes, stuffies left at vigil for Kamloops children

Lou-ann Neel, from the Kwagiulth people of the Kwakwaka’wakw, found herself with hundreds of shoes and stuffies after organizing a vigil for the children of the former Kamloops residential school — and then found families with children who could use and love them.

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