Justin McElroy

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Justin is the Municipal Affairs Reporter for CBC Vancouver, covering local political stories throughout British Columbia.

Latest from Justin McElroy

All but one elementary school in Vancouver's core has wait-list for kindergarten

In the past few decades, the number of young families living in the core of Vancouver has drastically increased, while the number of new schools has increased much more slowly. 
Analysis

'No indication … we need to change,' says B.C. as signs of a third wave increase

It’s hard to think of a more concerning 48 hours in B.C.’s attempts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning of 2021. 

COVID-19 in British Columbia by the numbers

We hope these regularly updated charts are helpful in your broad understanding of how COVID-19 is affecting this province.

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld taken to court over conflict of interest allegation

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is under the microscope again, this time in court. 

Health professionals cautiously optimistic as B.C.'s COVID-19 vaccination program begins in earnest

As of Feb. 17, more than 175,000 immunization shots have been delivered to B.C. residents, a number which should more than triple by the end of March.
Analysis

B.C.'s new period of COVID uncertainty could be the last, or could be the worst

It sets up the potential for two scenarios in the next month: the suppression of variants until warmer weather and mass vaccinations are underway, allowing for a late spring and summer that could play out much the same as 2020, only with the confidence of vaccines preventing a third wave. 

Nora Hendrix to become first Black woman with a Vancouver street named after her

The City of Vancouver voted Wednesday on naming its first street for a Black woman — but the path to Nora Hendrix Way illustrates the contentious politics behind place-naming. 

Chilliwack school board byelection a litmus test for the community

Most byelections for a single school board trustee position don't generate much controversy — but most school boards aren't Chilliwack. 

Pandemic threatens positive legacy of TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond

It's rare to have a CEO leave an organization with near unanimous praise and yet its long-term growth prospects very much in question. But that's where TransLink finds itself as it looks to a future without Kevin Desmond. 

Why detached home prices in Greater Vancouver have been rising, while condo prices have stayed static

COVID-19 doesn’t affect all people equally — and it doesn’t affect the housing market equally either. Detached home prices in Greater Vancouver are once again nearing record highs.

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