Tamara Baluja

Producer

Tamara Baluja is a producer for CBC Vancouver.

Latest from Tamara Baluja

What is Juneteenth — and why are people marching for it in Vancouver?

This will be city's first ever large-scale Juneteenth protest commemorating of the end of slavery in the United States. 

Seafarers in Canadian ports are unable to return home as countries lock down

The union representing seafarers in Canadian ports is raising the alarm, saying these essential workers on whom global trade hinges are at risk of burnout.

States of emergency, isolation, grocery shopping: We answer your COVID-19 Facebook questions

We asked members of CBC Vancouver’s Coronavirus in B.C. Facebook group for their questions about COVID-19, and we were inundated with queries. We’re going to do our best to provide answers to most of your questions.
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The invisible injury: How concussions have changed our lives

There's a good chance you know someone who is living with a concussion — even though it might not be easy to discern. Acquired brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability for Canadians under the age of 40. 
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'You're always alone': 4 takes on being black in British Columbia

Four people talk about what it’s like to be black in Metro Vancouver, where there isn't a large black population, and share advice on how to overcome racism and discrimination.

Battle of the beaks: Can an octopus take down an eagle? Experts disagree

We'll never know for sure which of these two animals would have prevailed if a fishing crew hadn't intervened, but talk to an octopus expert and a eagle expert and they're both rooting for their own beast.

Vancouver gelato shop sets world record for most flavours

East Vancouver's La Casa Gelato has claimed the Guinness World Record with its 238 flavours.

Vancouver man says he cycled every city street over 3 years — then had his bike stolen

It took a cycling enthusiast three years to bike every street in Vancouver — and then his bike got stolen two days later after he finished.

A century ago, a British war bride sailed to Canada. Now her granddaughter shares her story

The granddaughter of a First World War bride is urging families to share the stories of the women who followed soldiers back to Canada 100 years ago.

'Democracy is awesome': Former Syrian refugees vote as Canadian citizens

They came as Syrian refugees. Now they’re voting for the first time as Canadian citizens in the federal election.

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