Mike Laanela

Mike Laanela is an online journalist with CBC News in Vancouver.

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'We are winning': Several B.C. First Nations celebrate Trans Mountain victory

Several B.C. First Nations are celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal's ruling this morning that quashed the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, while other FIrst Nations still hold hope it will proceed.

Burnaby loses fight to block Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application by the City of Burnaby, B.C., to appeal a lower court ruling involving the city's bylaws and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Liberal cabinet retreat draws pipeline defenders and protesters

The federal environment minister says B.C.'s intense forest fire season is another indication of climate change, but she not backing down on the decision to buy and triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Smoky skies raise air quality concerns

Metro Vancouver and much of south and central B.C. are once again under a blanket of smoke and haze, and there is little relief in the forecast.

'He just wanted to taste Kiwi': New Zealand kayaker says B.C. grizzly wanted to eat him

A New Zealand kayaker caught on video being chased down a B.C. river by a hungry grizzly bear is finally sharing his story.

Videos show girls handfeeding bears at Vancouver-area home

A conservationist is "shocked" by a video that show girls feeding bears through the patio door of a Vancouver-area home, and says the bears may have to be shot if the feeding continues.

Hot summer weather hitting southern B.C. could last for weeks

The high pressure weather system building over southern B.C. could finally signal the start of a long hot summer, according to CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

Are Vancouver's sky-high rents finally falling?

The answer is lurking in the data and it might be good news for renters, says analyst Louie Dinh.

Grand Forks flood clean-up generates mountains of waste

Now that the floodwaters have retreated, residents of Grand Forks and other B.C. communities are cleaning up the mess, and that's creating mountains of waste.

B.C. premier concerned about 'catastrophic consequences' regardless of pipeline's owner

B.C. Premier John Horgan says the Trudeau government's decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline project for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan does not change his concerns about the project's risks.