Liam Britten

Digital journalist

Liam Britten is an award-winning journalist for CBC Vancouver. You can contact him at or follow him on Twitter: @liam_britten.

Latest from Liam Britten

After 42 years, Surrey shop owner says end of lease is leaving him in the lurch

Shop owner Bill Lo is losing his long-held shop location at the end of May because the landlord, Pacific Cove Properties, declined to continue his lease. He says commercial real estate in Surrey has become so expensive that he can’t find a new location.

Union, B.C. Transit contractor to try mediation — again — to end 15-week-old Sea-to-Sky bus strike

Bus service in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton has been parked for almost 16 weeks due to job action, but now both the union and the contractor say they’re going to try mediated talks once again.

With huge stage in sight, Vancouver comedian has come a long way from dissing friends for pizza

Ola Dada is in the semi-finals of Canada’s Got Talent. This week will see if he can wow judges and audiences enough to move to the show’s finals for a crack at $150,000 and a spot on a Las Vegas stage show.

Stanley Park trails closed as coyotes birth pups and take to dens

The Vancouver Park board is closing off some trails in Stanley Park as coyotes carefully guard their dens and the litters of pups inside.

B.C. distiller, whisky association resolve dram drama over product names deemed too Scottish

In 2021, the Edinburgh-based Scotch Whisky Association sued Graeme Macaloney, owner of Macaloney’s Caledonia distillery in Saanich. The association alleged Macaloney used terms in the name of his whiskies that would lead buyers to believe that his products were from Scotland.

Veterans gather in Langley to mark anniversary of critical Korean War battle

About 100 people gathered at Langley’s Derek Doubleday Arboretum to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Gapyeong, an important Korean War battle to defend Seoul, in which Canadian troops played a large role.

Coroner to re-open investigation into Arlene Westervelt's death

The B.C. Coroners Service is taking a second look into the case of a woman who died on Okanagan Lake six years ago.

Surrey bans new ethics investigations until after fall civic election

In a five-to-three vote, council voted to order a moratorium on new ethics investigations by the commissioner beginning April 12 and running until after October's municipal election.

Sea-to-Sky bus strike hits 10-week mark with talks in neutral, causing widespread frustration

About 80 bus drivers have been on strike since Jan. 29, demanding better wages from their employer, a contractor of B.C. Transit. The two sides have not negotiated in weeks, causing widespread frustration, although many have expressed sympathy for the drivers in the dispute.

Vancouver council picks spots for 3 stations on proposed SkyTrain extension to UBC

Macdonald Street, Alma Street and Jericho Lands: if the City of Vancouver had its way, that’s where stations for the proposed UBC SkyTrain extension would be located.