Ethan Sawyer

Associate Producer

Ethan Sawyer is a journalist for CBC Vancouver. He chooses waffles over pancakes, movies over television and the Toronto Raptors over everyone else. You can contact him at, or by phone at (604) 662-6784. Ethan contributes to CBC Vancouver's Impact Team, where he investigates and reports on stories that impact people in their local community.

Latest from Ethan Sawyer

Activist's deportation case adds to increased calls for oversight of border services

An Egyptian human rights activist is fighting to stay in Vancouver, saying the political affiliations that forced him to seek asylum in Canada are now being used to justify his deportation.

Former Surrey Food Bank employee accuses leadership of failing to act on alleged harassment, assault

Two months after she helped bring allegations of sexual assault and harassment to light, a Surrey Food Bank employee tells CBC she has left the non-profit, due to a lack of response from upper management, including its board of directors.

Canadian Museums Association backs board president amid resignations

Three Canadian Museums Association board members tendered their resignation last week, amid a racially charged controversy involving board president and former Royal B.C. Museum CEO Jack Lohman.

U.S. couple living in B.C. has work permits refused due to missing number on paperwork

Steve Whitlow was fired from his job after Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada refused the couple's work permit renewals because of a missing number on their paperwork. His wife has since had her work permit restored.

Spike in B.C. home sales attributed to remote work, increased savings

Though the pandemic initially caused home sales to slump, 2021's numbers have already surpassed expectations, with many British Columbians looking to capitalize on low mortgage rates in order to purchase property — in some cases for the very first time.

Family refused access to suite after Vancouver tenant's sudden death

George Shaw had lived in his West End apartment little more than a month when he died suddenly on Jan. 1. He had no will and had not named an executor.

B.C. proposes drug decriminalization as overdose deaths climb

After a record-breaking year for overdose deaths, British Columbia is seeking federal support, in the hope of becoming the first province to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of illicit drugs.

Health authority CEO fired after report released into alleged misspending

The CEO of a B.C. health agency has been dismissed on the same day a report was released into alleged misspending under his watch.

Surrey Food Bank accused of failing to protect workers after alleged sexual assault

A former employee of the Surrey Food Bank is speaking out, saying management has done nothing to protect female staff after she was sexually harassed, and then assaulted by a male co-worker in the fall.

New West Police Board asked to review street check, detention policies over racial profiling complaint

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has told the New Westminster Police Board to take "further action," following a complaint of alleged racial-profiling by two New Westminster Police Department officers.