Karin Larsen


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

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TransLink branching into real estate development

CEO Kevin Quinn said the drop in ridership and revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic has made the public transit provider realize it needs to diversify how it generates additional revenue that doesn't rely on taxation. 

So the 2026 World Cup is coming to Vancouver. Here's what we know

From the cost and the Fan Fest to natural grass fields and training sites, we try to answer some of the questions you may have about Vancouver's winning bid.

'I am sorry': Actor who murdered mother addresses court on final day of sentencing hearing

Ryan Grantham, 24, read out a statement in a clear and emotion-filled voice in B.C. Supreme Court on the third and final day of his sentencing hearing for the second-degree murder of his mother, Barbara Waite.

Sentencing for former Whitecaps coach details persistent communication with victims that turned sexual

In victim impact statements during the sentencing hearing for former Canada Soccer and Vancouver Whitecaps women’s coach Bob Birarda, the court heard how the women felt Birarda used his power as a coach and 'gatekeeper' to manipulate victims.

Court hears B.C. actor killed mother to spare her from seeing the violence he intended to commit

The B.C. actor who appeared in TV shows Riverdale and Supernatural is being sentenced for the second-degree murder of his mother Barbara Waite.

B.C. actor had plan to kill prime minister after murdering his mother, court hears

When Ryan Grantham turned himself in to police in 2020, his car contained three guns, ammunition,12 Molotov cocktails and a map to Rideau Cottage in Ottawa.

Sexual coercion claims made against 2nd former Vancouver Whitecaps women's team coach

In an interview with the British publication The Guardian, former player Malloree Enoch alleges coach Hubert Busby Jr. made unwanted sexual advances while recruiting her to play for the Whitecaps.

Soccer standoff between Canadian players and association sparks deja vu in former star striker

"It's just really disappointing that decades on we're still having the same sort of Mickey Mouse issues from our association," said former national team foward John Catliff.

Move over e-bikes, electric unicycles gaining ground on Vancouver streets

"It's a briefcase that can take you hundreds of kilometres for just a few cents. And it's super fun," said Vancouver EUC owner Tom Bramble. 

West Vancouver creates free lifeguard training program to address acute shortage

The district says there are currently only 32 lifeguards and swimming instructors on staff when it usually needs 100 with the summer crowds about to descend on Ambleside and Dundarave beaches.