Bridgette Watson

Bridgette Watson is an associate producer and writer at CBC Vancouver. You can reach her at Bridgette.Watson@cbc.ca or @Beewatz on Twitter.

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Fake fire hydrant attracting dogs and controversy in Kamloops

When the neighbourhood dogs kept doing their business on Ron Bett's front lawn in downtown Kamloops he installed a fake fire hydrant to mark the spot, but firefighters worry an impostor hydrant poses a public safety risk.

B.C. fashion school named best in Canada, among top in the world

The Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been named best overall fashion design school in Canada by a panel of international industry insiders.

Galzillas all-female sailing team battling sexism at sea

Tired of Vancouver's male-dominated sailing scene, Veronica Owens assembled an all-women team that is winning races and smashing stereotypes at sea.

B.C. hop festival can't get permission to operate, says organizer

The B.C. Hop Company will not hold its annual beer festival on its hop farm in Abbotsford this year because it says it cannot meet the necessary criteria to host the event on the Agricultural Land Reserve.

Teachers' federation says NDP trying to undo contract language on class size, composition

The B.C. Teachers Federation is worried the NDP government is trying to change language during collective agreement negotiations concerning class size and composition that the BCTF won the right to restore in the Supreme Court of Canada in 2016.

It's not easy to get Yeezys: 'Sneakerheads' line up overnight to buy Kanye West's new kicks

Kanye West's latest shoe collaboration with Adidas, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2, went on sale Friday morning. Hundreds of people staked out the Adidas store in downtown Vancouver for a chance to purchase for their personal collections or flip them for profit.
Reconcile This

Reconciliation or appropriation: Should B.C.'s lieutenant governor be speaking Indigenous languages?

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin is the representative of the Queen and of colonial power in British Columbia. So what does it mean when she decides to give speeches in Indigenous languages?

Why Vancouverites need to stop treating their water supply like a 'buffet'

The Early Edition's About Here columnist, Uytae Lee, makes the case for water meters on Metro Vancouver homes to monitor water usage.

Pop-up supervised injection site shut down hours after opening in Maple Ridge

Homeless advocates built and ran a supervised injection site in Maple Ridge for five hours on Wednesday before the RCMP shut it down.

'Legalized bullying': Stop playing dodgeball in schools, UBC professor urges

UBC Faculty of Education professor Joy Butler makes the argument that dodgeball is not an appropriate game for school children.

'We need answers': B.C. Indigenous women respond to MMIWG inquiry final report

In the wake of the release of the final report on the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Indigenous women from British Columbia wonder what will come of it.
Matheson

'Everybody does it': Surrey students talk candidly about teen vaping

L.A. Matheson Secondary School students in Surrey, B.C. speak to CBC anonymously about the prevalence of teen vaping.

Proposed housing for UVic students to become hotel instead

A plan to include student housing in a downtown development in Victoria has been scrapped in favour of building a hotel, retail and office space.

Vancouver councillor calling for more pot shops to ease opioid crisis

Vancouver NPA Coun. Rebecca Bligh wants the city to revisit its exclusionary zoning that does not allow cannabis shops in the Downtown Eastside because she believes access to low-cost "social enterprise" cannabis can help address the community's opioid crisis.
Matheson

School program aims to boost inclusion for students with special needs

CBC reporter Jason D'Souza spent a month embedded at L.A. Matheson Secondary School in Surrey, B.C., and got an inside look at how the school is trying to improve inclusion for students with intellectual and developmental disorders.