Courtney Dickson

Broadcast and Digital Journalist

Courtney Dickson is a journalist working in Vancouver, B.C. Email her at courtney.dickson@cbc.ca with story tips.

Latest from Courtney Dickson

Report on Indigenous women and girls' health highlights strengths, examines barriers

Reporting on First Nations health often looks solely at the deficits within those communities, but a new report from the First Nations Health Authority and provincial health office also highlights resiliency among Indigenous women and girls, to create a more accurate picture of what's going on.

Wildfires, floods and rock slides force pause on permanent fishway project at Big Bar landslide site

Originally, the federal government estimated a $176 million permanent fishway would be completed by May 2022, but now, officials say that timeline is “no longer possible” and further costs are unknown. 

Contract firefighters keen to join B.C. wildfire efforts, but say they face barriers doing so

Contract firefighters from Alberta say they’re ready to help fight wildfires in B.C., but offers have been delayed or ignored.

Officials urge tourists to be aware of local wildfire conditions before travelling in B.C.

As wildfires force evacuations, creating a high demand for hotel rooms, should people be taking their summer holidays in wildfire zones?

Paralympic rower denied hotel reservation because of guide dog

By law, anyone with a guide dog must be allowed in any place anyone else would be allowed into, but some businesses and individuals seem unaware of that.

Dry, smoky conditions persist as wildfires rage in B.C. and beyond

A new wildfire was spotted Monday burning on Osoyoos Indian Band land, about six kilometres north of Osoyoos. As of 6:30 p.m. PT, the B.C. Wildfire Service estimated the fire — dubbed the Inkaneep Creek wildfire — to be about 300 hectares in size.

Victoria businesses offer financial incentives to attract, retain staff amid labour shortage

The labour shortage in Victoria, B.C., was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which means employers are having to find new ways to recruit and retain staff.

'This is heavy truth': Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc chief says more to be done to identify unmarked graves

A ground-penetrating radar specialist, along with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc leaders, on Thursday presented the findings of their report into the discovery at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, saying approximately 200 potential burial sites had been identified, but the number may be much higher as there is still forensic investigation and excavation work to do.

Vancouver Park Board says 4 coyotes euthanized after more than 30 attacks in Stanley Park

More than 30 people have been attacked by coyotes in Stanley Park since December 2020, including a two-year-old child who was taken to hospital after an attack Monday.

Lytton, B.C., residents tour 'vista of destruction' after wildfire tears through community

Residents of Lytton, B.C., the village that was virtually destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire last week returned to their community Friday as part of a bus tour to survey the damage first-hand.

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