Jennifer Wilson

Associate Producer, CBC Vancouver.

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Latest from Jennifer Wilson

Meet 'The Helpers' of 2021 — those who came through when times were tough

Many people rose to the occasion to help their community during times of danger, loss and uncertainty in 2021. Here are some of them.

Couple calls on new immigration minister to act on backlogged spousal sponsorship files, issue visitor visas

After being separated for almost three years, a Canadian and her spouse, an Iraqi national, are calling on the new immigration minister to address the spousal sponsorship application backlog, and change the requirements around obtaining visitor visas.

Black muralists reclaim walls of Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood

The curator of the Black Strathcona Resurgence Project says her goal is to use public murals to push back against the erasure of the Black community in Strathcona, many members of which were displaced by the construction of the Georgia viaduct in the 1970s.

More new parents seek mental health support, even as pandemic restrictions ease

The Pacific Post Partum Support Society logged around 6,000 calls in the first 12 months of the pandemic, an increase of fifty per cent on the previous year, and demand remains high.

Catholic order that staffed Kamloops residential school refuses to share records families seek

Catholic order that staffed Kamloops and other residential schools still refuses to share records that could help Indigenous families locate lost loved ones.

How B.C.'s expectant mothers are dealing with added anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic

Birth doulas in B.C. are reporting increased anxiety among their third trimester clients as they grapple with the prospect of bringing new life into hospitals the public is being told to avoid for safety reasons.
Still Lonely

Lonely minds: British Columbians battle the isolation of depression

One-fifth of Canadians will experience an episode of mental illness or mood disorder every year, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. A major symptom of these disorders is isolating oneself.
Still lonely

Still lonely? Vancouver's 'loneliest person' 1 year on

It’s been a year since Winston Yuen’s lonely cry for help launched him from an obscure corner of Vancouver’s social media scene to temporary, local celebrity status. But did the initial wave of empathy do him — or the city — any good?

Grandview-Woodland resistance to housing project exasperates density advocates

A recent proposal for three towers on the Safeway site near the Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain station is drawing sharp criticism from local homeowners. Meanwhile, rental advocates say they are fed up after years of pushback against development at this site.

The Irish are coming

The looming prospect of Brexit is an opportunity for growth in the country's culture and trade relationships with Western Canada said the Irish minister for International Development who is visiting Vancouver and Calgary over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.