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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Kiteboarders and salmon advocates at odds over latest plans to deconstruct Squamish Spit road

The road to Squamish's wind-sports hot spot could be dismantled as soon as September, pending approvals from government and regulatory officials. The project is aimed at enhancing local salmon populations.

From the Deep South to the Downtown Eastside: The legacy of one of B.C.'s first Black MLAs

Emery Barnes, a Grey Cup winner and human rights advocate, grew up in poverty and struggled through anti-Black discrimination in both the U.S. and Canada. He became one of the first Black MLAs in B.C. and the first Black Speaker of any legislature in the country.

Family of Tri-Cities man who died of COVID-19 says he was born a fighter, had '9 lives'

Tad Fetterly, who passed away at 78, was among six residents at Port Coquitlam's Nicola Lodge who died following a coronavirus outbreak.

Residents struggled without water inside 500-unit Lougheed Village

Residents inside a 500-unit housing complex in Burnaby were without running water for days after it was shut down by the municipality following a water main break.

Family, community mourn COVID-19 victim who rarely missed an Abbotsford city council meeting

William Joseph "Bill" Hireen, a proud veteran and fixture at Abbotsford, B.C., city council meetings, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in December. His battle lasted two weeks until his death on New Year's Eve. He was 93 years old.

Burnout mounting for families in need of respite services, advocates say

The pandemic has put what was already a limited supply of respite services on hold. Families who have struggled caring for their complex-needs children are calling for a system overhaul.

First responders, teachers still waiting for COVID-19 vaccination plans

Paramedics will be vaccinated stating at the end of January, but firefighters are among first responders not currently included in B.C.'s COVID-19 vaccination priority groups. 

B.C. health officer says fate of NHL game play now in hands of provincial government

Dr. Bonnie Henry says she thinks the league can safely play games in the province during the upcoming 2021 season, but that the official green light from the provincial government is still pending.

Unprecedented Canada Post demand means no guarantee parcels will be home for Christmas

7.3 million parcels delivered nationwide between Monday and Thursday. Christmas deadline passed on Friday.

Stop dialling 911 for COVID-19 violations, emergency call takers ask

If you hear a house party next door or see someone not wearing a mask inside a public place, don't dial 911.

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