Gavin Fisher is a web writer for CBC News and a radio producer for CBC Radio One current affairs shows.
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2 'High on Life' Canadians given jail time for violating rules in U.S. parks
Two members of the Vancouver-based 'High on Life' crew — who posted videos and photographs on social media last year of their tour of environmental disrespect through various U.S. national parks — will now spend a week in jail and have to pay stiff fines for their actions.
Son of Mandrake the Magician saddened after 'magical house' destroyed by fire
The son of the late local magician Leon Mandrake said he is sad his old family house — including its secret rooms and passages — has been destroyed by fire.
Century-old Shuswap Lake mansion with rich B.C. history up for sale
Tudor-style mansion was built by British-Canadian watercolour painter who was friends with Theodore Roosevalt, and whose works are owned by public and private galleries.
First Nations man leads tours to sacred Bella Coola petroglyphs to share Indigenous culture
The rock carvings of images from the animal and supernatural worlds, which are located in Thorsen Creek in the Bella Coola Valley, are estimated to be between 5,000 and 10,000 years old
50 years of Nanaimo bathtub racing told through new book filled with photographs, stories
A Vancouver Island man has written a book covering 50 years of a Nanaimo-based bathtub racing competition that once had a race route that stretched all the way across the Strait of Georgia.
Port Moody woman runs support group for parents who have lost their babies
In Our Hearts group meets once a month in Port Moody, and a second support group will meet in Vancouver starting June 6.
B.C. anti-bullying program 'WITS' receives top marks from Dalhousie researchers
Researchers examined seven anti-bullying programs in Nova Scotia schools and elsewhere and found that B.C.'s program for K-grade 6 was the only effective one.
Okanagan Indian Band says Ogopogo children's book 'misappropriates' culture
Author said her book "is a children's story meant to excite their imaginations through a fictional lens," and said that the indigenous legend she refers to in the book is about a chief from an unidentified First Nation.
Dogs rescued from illegal dog meat trade in Thailand come to Vancouver
“There are thousands upon thousands of dogs each year that are being put in these crates and eventually being tortured and killed,” said a volunteer with the Metro Vancouver organization taking in the dogs.
B.C. Supreme Court honours 50-year career of province's longest-serving judge
Justice Randall Wong, the first Chinese-Canadian federally-appointed judge, retired April 14 — which is also his 75th birthday.