Cathy Browne


Cathy is a photographer and visual artist currently working on CBC's Vancouver morning radio show, The Early Edition.

Latest from Cathy Browne

Amid federal election promises and perks, more than 6 million voters with disabilities feel ignored

People with disabilities are frustrated that, despite making up 20 per cent of the Canadian population, there has been scant commitment from federal leaders to address their needs during the election campaign.

People affected by ALS applaud provincial funding to support local clinical trials, research centre

For the first time in nearly a decade, B.C. residents living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, can look forward to the resumption of clinical trials in their home province.

Pandemic has made years of inadequate care worse, says extended care resident's sister

Irek Wegiel, 48, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Since 2008, he has been a resident at the George Pearson Centre, an extended care facility built in 1952 for people with complex physical and health conditions. His sister says the care provided has been inadequate for awhile and believes the COVID-19 pandemic has made it worse.

Voters with disabilities disappointed, frustrated by B.C. election campaign

Disability advocates are frustrated that the B.C. election campaign hasn’t shone a light on many of the issues that matter to voters with disabilities.

'I'm good to go': West Vancouver teacher ends her life with medical assistance

Amid a final week full of laughter, tears and hugs, Joan Williams prepared for medical assistance in dying.

Parents of children with complex needs feel abandoned as B.C. students return to school

Jenn Newby and other parents are de-registering their children from schools they feel are leaving them behind amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Desperate families of kids with complex needs consider surrendering their children to the province

For many families faced with caring for children and youth with severe disabilities and complex health needs with less support during the COVID-19 pandemic, caregiver burnout is real.

Disabled community pushes for policy change after woman died alone at B.C. hospital

Ariis Knight could not speak and depended on caregivers and family to communicate. But because of visitor restrictions put in place to control the spread of COVID-19, none of Knight's caregivers or family members were allowed to be with her in the hospital. 

Mobile bookstore owners put down roots, open storefront shop in East Vancouver

Iron Dog Books just got bigger — a lot bigger. Owners Hilary and Cliff Atleo have expanded their business, which started as a mobile book truck, to include a storefront in the heart of Vancouver’s Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood.
Point of View

Blind photographer captures a world she doesn't see

Vancouver-based photographer Cathy Browne shares her perspective and her technique with fellow photographers.