Courtney Dickson

Broadcast and Digital Journalist

Courtney Dickson is a journalist working in Kamloops, B.C. Email her at with story tips.

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Shuttered Quesnel sawmill to reopen amid building boom

The former C&C Wood Products Mill in Quesnel, B.C., that closed in May 2020 will reopen this month as new owner, Kandola Forest Products, hopes to cash in on a building boom that has swept the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community with highest COVID-19 case rate in B.C. declares outbreak at its hospital

Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dawson Creek and District Hospital in the medical inpatient unit after two patients tested positive for the virus. 

This family built a massive dinosaur out of take-out containers during their hotel quarantine

The idea of quarantining in a hotel for 14 days with a toddler can be overwhelming, but the Catalano family made the best of it.

'Vaccine flash mob' of nearly 200 people showed up at a Haida Gwaii clinic so doses wouldn't go to waste

A call went out to residents of Masset, Old Massett and the surrounding area asking people to head to the clinic, last minute, to get a COVID-19 vaccine before they spoiled.

North Shore Rescue airlifts skier, snowboarder from Cypress backcountry

A skier and snowboarder who have been missing since Saturday from the Cypress Mountain ski area have been airlifted out of a gully by a North Shore Rescue crew.

Apartment building destroyed by fire in Castlegar

A four-unit apartment building in Castlegar, B.C., was destroyed by one of three fires in town early Saturday. The fire chief does not believe the fires are connected.

Black physicians in B.C. recognized for their contributions to health care

Five Black physicians in B.C. are being recognized by the National Congress for Black Women Foundation for their contributions to health care to the Black community and to the community in general.

Film screenings organized for and by mental health patients in Victoria come to an end

A popular film series in Victoria, B.C., organized by and for peoples struggling with mental illness has had to call it quits after more than 26 years.

Experts remind British Columbians to be prepared when heading into backcountry

This weekend's snowfall and last week's cold snap have created unusual conditions in some backcountry areas, particularly on B.C.'s South Coast, experts say — and they're reminding folks to be prepared any time they head outdoors. 

How asexual and aromantic people observe a day dedicated to love

Love and sex aren't for everyone. That's where the terms aromantic and asexual come from — they describe people who have little or no interest in romantic relationships, sexual activity, or both.