Gian-Paolo (GP) Mendoza is a video journalist with CBC Vancouver. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @gpsmendoza.
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Delta, B.C., woman celebrates 100th birthday with surprise drive-by parade
Charlotte England's eldest daughter planned the drive-by surprise for her mother's 100th birthday.
Why Metro Vancouver's cherry blossom trees offer more than just a pretty picture
Many of the cherry trees lining Vancouver's streets and parks were donated by governments in Japan and are well regarded in Japanese culture.
Vancouver's historic Hollywood Theatre is banking on more than movies to survive the pandemic
At a time when Vancouver venues are struggling, the historic Hollywood Theatre in the Kitsilano neighbourhood is banking on more than just movies to survive.
After several break-ins, this thrift store decided to let people shop for free
Every second Monday, people experiencing homelessness can stop in at Qualitown Thrift Store in Campbell River for a hot meal and shop for free.
Bright star-shaped lanterns represent hope during a dark year for many Filipino Canadians
Rosalyn Salanguit recently started making and selling her own parols — or lanterns — as a way to feel more connected to her family and Filipino heritage during the pandemic.
Lumiere's multicolour prisms brighten up Vancouver amidst COVID-19 restrictions
The annual Lumiere event, featuring bright and interactive light displays, shines brightly in the middle of pandemic restrictions.
Day of the Dead brings peace and new connections for East Vancouver woman
Yazmin Vasquez says building an altar in her co-op’s common room helped her grieve her grandparents and bring her closer to her neighbours.
Vancouver friends, colleagues mourn the death of Scotty Larin, a West End figure known for his kindness
Friends and colleagues of Anthony "Scotty" Larin are mourning the death the well-known bar manager, LGBT advocate and community figure in Vancouver's West End.
Family injured in Sea-to-Sky crash gets new car, thanks to 10-year-old
Jonathan Yeung, 10, raised over $20,000 to cover the cost of a car for a family injured in a violent crash on the Sea-to-Sky highway last month.
Vancouver's LGBT community joins in #ProudBoys takeover on social media, condemning hate group
The social media event started after a callout from actor George Takei last week, who suggested gay men use the hashtag #proudboys, the name of a far-right group in the United States, with photos of themselves celebrating gay love.