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.

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Group offers $30M to buy proposed Bowen Island park where camping has become contentious

A Bowen Island, B.C., group opposed to overnight camping at a proposed regional park wants to buy the park site from Metro Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver mayors say provincial, federal governments need to pay bigger fare for transit growth

At the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference Tuesday, the TransLink Mayors Council spoke to media, highlighting what they say is insufficient transit funding to keep the region moving and growing.

Pharmacist who admitted reusing syringe barrels in 'error in judgment' sues former employer

A former New Westminster pharmacy manager who admitted reusing syringes while immunizing people against COVID-19 is suing his former employer for wrongful dismissal and breach of contract.

Parents in B.C. face new school year with growing back-to-school expenses

Parents, non-profits and the B.C.’s teachers union say all back-to-school expenses this year are being made worse by higher, bigger costs on other essentials.

Picnics temporarily banned at 3 Coquitlam parks after bear encounters

A dip in the river might sound pretty appealing in this weather but if you’re visiting three riverside parks in Coquitlam, make sure you leave the snacks at home.

B.C. animal hospital loses legal bid to have bad reviews removed from TikTok before trial

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has denied a Surrey veterinary hospital’s application for an interim injunction to remove or delete TikTok videos before a trial that the hospital claims are defamatory.

Tension felt at Surrey Police Board's first meeting since SPS confirmed as city's police force

Mayor Brenda Locke, who campaigned for office on ending the transition, acknowledged the last few months had been a “very difficult time,” but urged civility from the board as Surrey builds “the best and most accountable police department we can.”

Transit strike in Fraser Valley may soon end as company accepts mediated deal

Two days after union leadership said it would recommend the deal’s adoption, the company that runs bus services in the Fraser Valley says it too will agree to the deal.

After 24 years of marriage and 'brutal' immigration issues, couple finally united in Canada

A married couple is finally living together in B.C. after a half dozen attempts to convince Canadian officials their relationship was genuine. Their lawyer says their case is not unique and immigration officials are causing needless stress and expense for some couples.

Judge orders B.C. man pinched for illegal crabbing to pay $160K, criticizes 'weak' enforcement

A Surrey provincial court judge was highly critical in her sentencing of an experienced crabber who pleaded guilty to four fishing offences in Boundary Bay and of the “weak” enforcement system allowing such crimes to be committed.