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. Liam contributes to CBC Vancouver's Impact Team, where he investigates and reports on stories that impact people in their local community.

Latest from Liam Britten

U.S. ticketing company's box office bust costing grassroots Canadian artists

Seattle-based Brown Paper Tickets is facing complaints and legal action over allegations of not paying artists and event organizers the ticket monies they are owed. Some in the Canadian arts community allege they too have been burned and it's another hit in a year marred by the pandemic.

Province urges more in-class learning for Vancouver high-school students

B.C.’s education ministry is again pushing the Vancouver School District to "maximize" in-class instructional time for high school students. In a letter obtained by CBC News, the ministry said Vancouver is one of a few districts providing less than 75 per cent of instructional time in-person.

Vancouver School Board extends Option 4 online learning until end of academic year

The Vancouver School Board is extending an online learning option that some parents with health concerns say protects their kids’ education and their families’ safety during the pandemic.

Hospitalizations fall, as B.C. records fewer than 500 daily new COVID-19 cases for nearly 2 weeks

B.C. health officials announced 449 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths on Thursday.

Vancouver parents with health concerns say end of Option 4 remote learning presents 'callous' choice

A group of families at higher risk of COVID-19 complications want the Vancouver School Board to extend Option 4: a learning option they said keeps them safe from the risks of COVID in the classroom and preserves their kids' place in the schools and programs they know.

B.C. records 465 new cases of COVID-19 and 6 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced 465 new cases of COVID-19 and six more deaths on Thursday.

Small strata, big trouble: Tribunal rulings show how duplex disagreements can get messy

A house divided against itself cannot stand — so what happens when owners of a divided house cannot stand each other? A strata expert says when duplex owners beef, things can become personal and legal proceedings are sometimes the only answer, despite the cost and trouble.

TransLink ransomware attack leads to class-action lawsuit from ex-employee

The lawsuit alleges valuable personal information including banking data belonging to employees and “other stakeholders” was lost, stolen or compromised in a December data breach. It alleges TransLink “recklessly” failed to protect personal information.

Vancouver high schoolers suffering from too few instructional hours during pandemic, parents say

The Vancouver School Board is getting a failing grade from some parents who say their children aren't getting enough class time in high school. This perceived instructional deficit has them worried about their kids' academic prospects in the future and their mental health today.

Opera-loving, globe-trotting, sharp-dressing godfather and mentor dies of COVID-19

Rolf Hundvik, 88, died at an assisted-living home in Burnaby that has seen 28 deaths due to COVID-19. Those closest to him are describing the loss of a mentor who made a huge impression on their lives.