Bethany Lindsay


Bethany Lindsay is a B.C. journalist with a focus on the courts, health, science and social justice issues. Questions or news tips? Get in touch at or on Twitter through @bethanylindsay.

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Licences suspended, accounts frozen for realtor and 2 firms over 'potential misuse' of clients' cash

The Real Estate Council of B.C. has suspended the real estate licence of a Vancouver realtor and frozen the bank accounts of two brokerages he runs because of suspected misconduct in his bookkeeping.

VPD allowed disgraced ex-cop to obstruct misconduct probe 'on a daily basis,' suit alleges

A new lawsuit alleges the Vancouver Police Department collected “minimal evidence” in its investigation of disgraced former detective James Fisher, and allowed him to repeatedly obstruct the probe.

Former B.C. psychologist is warned his actions in family court could have serious consequences

Still another investigation has uncovered allegations about problems with a former Vancouver psychologist's work in child custody battles, and prompted a warning about the potential repercussions of his opinions in family court.

Surrey naturopath-turned-councillor fined, suspended from practice for campaigning as 'physician'

Surrey Coun. Allison Patton has been fined $500 and barred from practising as a naturopath for three days after admitting she falsely campaigned as a “community physician.”

B.C. passengers living under 'cabin arrest' on quarantined cruise ship

Passengers on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan after a coronavirus outbreak are trying to get used to the idea of being trapped in their small cabins for the next two weeks, waiting for their meals to be delivered to the door, according to B.C. residents on board.

Former Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido repeatedly broke conflict of interest rules, watchdog says

Former Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido broke Canadian conflict of interest rules through a "chronic failure" to disclose his private interests, the federal ethics watchdog has found.

For-profit homes fail to deliver on direct care funded by the public, B.C. seniors advocate says

A new report from B.C.’s seniors advocate is raising serious questions about how for-profit long-term care homes are spending public money.

B.C. teacher loses job after lying about previous discipline for putting student in headlock

A B.C. teacher who repeatedly lied about his disciplinary history on employment applications has lost his job and had his licence suspended for two months.

Woman who was texting and speeding found guilty of dangerous driving after hitting B.C. child

Tenessa Nikirk's phone records show she sent 11 messages in the 15 minutes before she struck an 11-year-old girl with her car in a marked crosswalk on Dec. 20, 2017.

Therapist who used phone to read summaries of fantasy novels during massages admits to misconduct

Chris Elson, who practises in Surrey, admitted to lying to investigators from the College of Massage Therapists of B.C.

Taking children with autism to Mexico for fecal transplants 'out of scope' for naturopaths, regulator says

B.C.'s College of Naturopathic Physicians issued a statement in response to a CBC News report about Vancouver naturopath Jason Klop, who advertises “retreats” in Mexico where children with autism can receive pills and liquids made from human stool, at a cost of $15,000 US.

B.C. psychologist apologizes for one-sided opinion in family court

When psychologist Dr. Cindy Hardy informed a judge that a nine-year-old B.C. boy might deliberately hurt himself if he had to visit his dad in Alberta, she did so without ever speaking to the father.

B.C. funding decision on pricey drug leaves teen with rare disease facing 'scary' future

B.C. has expanded its coverage of an exorbitantly expensive drug that could make a huge difference for Miles Ambridge’s future, but at 14 years old, he’s just a bit too old to qualify.

B.C. naturopath's pricey fecal transplants for autism are experimental and risky, scientists say

A Vancouver naturopath who charges $15,000 US for children with autism to have fecal transplants at a clinic in Mexico is putting them at serious risk of infection with an unproven treatment, according to doctors and scientists.

Records of full investigation into disgraced detective won't be disclosed, court rules

An inventory of the entire investigation into the misconduct of former Vancouver detective James Fisher will not be disclosed to one of the pimps he helped put behind bars, the B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled.