Betsy Trumpener

Reporter-Editor, CBC News

Betsy Trumpener has won numerous national and provincial journalism awards, including a national network award for radio documentary. Based out of Prince George, B.C., Betsy has reported on everything from hip hop in Tanzania to B.C.'s energy industry and the Paralympics.

Latest from Betsy Trumpener

Drug war triggers gun violence in Prince George, B.C.

RCMP are now blaming a turf war over drugs for a surge in gun violence in Prince George. Over the last week, officers have responded to targeted attacks almost every day.

Cyclist with a handgun shot stranger on street in Prince George, B.C., say RCMP

A man has been shot in Prince George by a stranger on a bicycle, according to RCMP. It's the second time in just two days that people have been targetted with gunfire on residential streets.

Insurance company won't help B.C. couple who survived devastating mudslide

A B.C. couple left homeless by a catastrophic mudslide won't get any help from their insurance company replacing their home of 37 years and all of their belongings.

How the border closure in March cut off the only 19-year-old in Hyder, Alaska, from his friends

One of just three teenagers in a tiny Alaskan town abutting northwest British Columbia says he's feeling sad and isolated after almost five months of a border closure that's kept him apart from his friends just kilometres away in Canada. 

Chicken races at B.C. fur trading post suffer COVID-19 cancellation, but are set to hatch online

Chicken races that attract thousands of travellers each year to a national historic site in northern B.C. are moving online during the pandemic. Parks Canada is beefing up the poultry presentation — by adding running commentary in both English and French.

Grand Chief Ed John pleads not guilty to sex crimes dating back to 1974

A B.C. grand chief charged with historic sex crimes pleaded not guilty to all counts against him during a hearing in a Prince George courtroom. 

B.C. couple escapes from 'debris flood' that filled home with mud, logs, rocks

At about 1:30 a.m., Garry and Mabel Moore were startled awake by a noise that sounded like a freight train barrelling through the house. Then a flood of mud, dirt and debris smashed through their bedroom wall.

Child performers showcase Congolese dance to appreciative audiences in Prince George

The African Dancers' child performers are practising their Congolese rumba moves at home in Prince George now, waiting until they can get back on stage.

Collapsed Alberta energy company leaves behind 401 'orphan' wells in B.C., more than doubling total

The collapse of an Alberta energy company has left B.C. with hundreds more oil and gas wells to clean up, more than doubling the total number across the province. B.C. now has 770 orphan oil and gas wells and sites, a dramatic increase from just five years ago.

Coastal GasLink ramps up pipeline work, 4 months after Wet'suwet'en land conflict sparked rail blockades

A pipeline project at the centre of a Wet'suwet'en land dispute that sparked rail blockades is ramping up work with 2,500 people set to lay pipe this summer.

3 RCMP officers criminally charged over 2016 Prince George takedown caught on video

Three RCMP officers have been criminally charged over a violent arrest in in an alley in Prince George in 2016 that was captured on a backyard security camera.

Gold rush garbage mined to unearth history of Chinese miners in B.C.

A B.C. archaeologist is digging through the garbage of a gold rush restaurant to unearth the history of the several thousand Chinese miners who used to dine there, 150 years ago.

Spate of RCMP-involved deaths and injuries sparks concern in north central B.C.

The deaths and serious injuries of a number of people in RCMP custody are sparking concern in north central B.C. But B.C.'s police watchdog cautions against drawing conclusions about what happened before all the evidence is in.

Site C set to 'move a river' to build mega dam in northern B.C.

BC Hydro is poised to divert part of a major river to build the $10 billion Site C mega dam in northern B.C.

Man in his 70s mauled by wolf in northern B.C. flown to Vancouver with 'significant injuries'

Conservation officials are tracking down a lone wolf they believe attacked a man in his 70s on a residential street in Port Edward, B.C., leaving him with 'significant injuries.'