Jon Hernandez

Video Journalist

Jon Hernandez is an award-winning multimedia journalist from Vancouver, British Columbia. His reporting has explored mass international migration in Chile, controversial logging practices in British Columbia, and the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Follow Jon Hernandez on Twitter:

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Vancouver hospice helps grievers cope through the holidays

A program by the Vancouver Hospice Society is serving as a supportive gathering for people who are grieving. Organizers say enrolment has near doubled in what can be a hard time of year for people experiencing grief.

B.C. welcomes federal housing dollars, but co-ops disappointed by timeline

B.C. leaders say although they welcome Ottawa's affordable housing funding pledge, they worry it will amount to few projects over the next four years, while co-op housing advocates say they're disappointed by the plan's lack of urgency.

UBC law school investigates racist Zoom-bombing attack

The University of British Columbia's law school is investigating after a participant interrupted a hybrid virtual presentation by drawing offensive images and writing out racial slurs in front of both in-class and online attendees.

How did high-risk offender Randall Hopley disappear? There's plenty of blame going around

It's been nearly a week since a high-risk offender virtually disappeared while under long-term supervision, and there's been no shortage of blame on where Canada's penal system fell short.

Semi-trailer trucks have hit B.C. overpasses 29 times in 2 years. Most drivers just received tickets

Fines and suspensions don't go far enough to cover damage to infrastructure, safety concerns, instructor says. Critics say heftier fines to drivers and mandatory re-training are needed to curb the mounting issue in B.C.

Owners of destroyed Chilliwack properties still waiting for help 2 years after historic flooding

At least six property owners in the Chilliwack River valley are unable to return to their homes, which were effectively rendered unlivable after a landslide in 2021. They've been denied insurance payouts and have not been provided with provincial Disaster Financial Assistance.

Chileans living in B.C. reflect on 50 years since coup forced displacement

Nearly 7,000 Chileans settled in Canada after the democratically elected government was overthrown in a coup d’état led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet in 1973. Their experiences vary, with many coming to terms with trauma they endured during the violent transfer of power in their home country.

Not enough women's recovery homes in Metro Vancouver, say operators and residents

Operator says specialized women's facilities are few and far between in Metro Vancouver. Residents say they endure long waitlists to get in to the handful that are available.

Feds' GST plan makes building B.C. rentals more 'palatable' but renter relief still a long way off: experts

B.C. developers are positioned to save millions of dollars building new rental units under Ottawa's latest measure to incentivize housing construction, but experts say it's unlikely renters will soon see much relief in markets like Metro Vancouver.

RCMP lab analyzed cigarette butt of man accused of B.C. teen's murder, days before his arrest, trial hears

An RCMP lab worker said a cigarette butt belonging to a man alleged to have killed a 13-year-old Burnaby girl was analyzed for DNA just days before he was arrested.