Rhianna Schmunk

Rhianna Schmunk is a staff writer for CBC News. She is based in Vancouver with a focus on justice and the courts. You can reach her on Twitter @rhiannaschmunk or by email at rhianna.schmunk@cbc.ca.

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More than 40 days have passed since Vancouver's airport saw rain

More than 40 days have passed without a drop of measurable rain at Vancouver International Airport, according to meteorologists.

Body of 5th victim recovered from debris after crane collapse in B.C.

A specialized team of first responders has recovered the body of a bystander who was killed when a construction crane collapsed into his office building in Kelowna, B.C.

'Most homes' in Lytton, B.C., destroyed by catastrophic fire, minister says

Dozens of families forced to flee their homes in Lytton, B.C., as fire raced through the small village are now working to find their loved ones, as emergency officials zero in on the cause of the fire.

Canada's hot spot is a village deep in a B.C. canyon

Lytton is consistently one of the hottest places in the province, sitting deep in the Fraser Canyon at the point where the Fraser and Thompson Rivers meet. For the 2,000 people living in the area, it's simply summertime.

Getting your 2nd shot: What British Columbians need to know

Here's what you need to know about getting your second shot in B.C. — including how long you should wait between doses and which vaccine you can expect to get for dose two.

Recreational travel within B.C. allowed again as province's restart plan moves ahead

Recreational travel within the province and outdoor gatherings with up to 50 people will soon be allowed in B.C. as it moves ahead to the next step of its reopening plan.
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Two bears ransacked this B.C. family's SUV. Dad, mom, kids and dogs slept through it all

Sean McQuillan, his wife, their two children and two pugs slept soundly Thursday night as two black bears rummaged through the family's SUV in Coquitlam, B.C. Despite a flurry of calls from neighbours and the police, the family knew nothing until morning.

Conflicted about stepping out of isolation? You're not the only one

As B.C. begins moving toward its goal of lifting virtually every one of its public health restrictions by early September, countless residents are feeling hope for the first time in more than a year. But for others, the idea of stepping out of isolation seems impossible to get their head around — even though they feel like they should be elated.
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B.C. aiming to lift virtually all restrictions by September under new restart plan

British Columbia is taking its first tentative steps back to pre-pandemic life as of Tuesday, announcing a four-step reopening plan that could see people socializing normally again by September if case counts and hospitalizations decline.
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B.C. aiming to lift virtually all restrictions by September under new restart plan

British Columbia is taking its first tentative steps back to pre-pandemic life as of Tuesday, announcing a four-step reopening plan that could see people socializing normally again by September if case counts and hospitalizations decline.

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