Karin Larsen

@CBCLarsen

Karin Larsen is a former Olympian and award winning sports broadcaster who covers news and sports for CBC Vancouver.

Latest from Karin Larsen

Olympic Village elementary school plan inches forward but funding still up in the air

The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver School Board announced Wednesday they were working on a 99-year ground lease for the empty lot at 161 Columbia Street but funding for the school is not yet secured, meaning there's still no guarantee it will ever be built. 

Vancouver abandons plan to open Jericho Hostel as shelter for city's homeless population

In December, the city said it would move some Strathcona Park campers to the Jericho Hostel in West Point Grey as part of a "volunteer transition."

Harry Jerome, attacked for being Black on his 1st day of school in 1950s, gets new track named after him

A new $5-million oval coming to West Vancouver Secondary School will be named after the Canadian track and field legend.

Quota for B.C.'s lone remaining herring roe fishery too high, says scientist

David Suzuki research scientist Scott Wallace says allowing a 20 per cent harvest of all Georgia Strait herring doesn't take into account the importance of the fish to the greater ecosystem.

Olympics? Commonwealth? Invictus? B.C. considering games bids to boost pandemic recovery

Games watcher Rob Livingstone says Victoria and Vancouver would have a good shot at landing the 2026 Commonwealth Games and 2030 Winter Olympics.

24 new cases of COVID-19 connected to pub trivia night, say health officials

Fraser Health recently added a Feb. 2 trivia night at a Port Moody pub to its COVID-19 public exposure page.

Vaccine should reach all B.C. First Nations by end of March, says health authority

To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been made available in 90 of the province's 203 First Nations communities.

Snowboarder killed in Whistler-area avalanche was trying to get to safety, mother says

David Henkel was trying to lead his girlfriend out of the Brandywine Bowl Saturday afternoon when he was swept away, according to his mother.

Barbara Howard's trailblazing running career was cut short by war. Then her story was all but forgotten

How about: Born in Vancouver in 1920, Howard was the first Black female athlete to represent Canada on the international sporting stage. She rarely spoke of her accomplishments later in life, so even her students thought she was "just a teacher."

Man and dog were killed in Coquihalla Highway chain-reaction crash: RCMP

A man in his 40s from the south Okanagan has been identified as the person killed in a massive pileup on the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., on Wednesday.

now