Courtney Dickson

Broadcast and Digital Journalist

Courtney Dickson is a journalist working in Kamloops, B.C. Email her at courtney.dickson@cbc.ca with story tips.

Latest from Courtney Dickson

Province pulls funding for Kelowna family resource centre, which is now relying on fundraising, grants

The future of the Central Okangan Family Hub in Kelowna is uncertain after the provincial government recently announced it would be pulling funding from the centre.

Orphaned moose calves recovering after Revelstoke rescue

After finding themselves motherless and unable to fend for themselves in the wild, the story of two young moose calves could have had a sad ending. But because they met Lee-Ann Kramer, they have a chance to thrive.

How some small businesses are ditching plastic

Some B.C., businesses were already making the move away from single-use plastics before there was talk of a nationwide plastic ban.

Former B.C. sawmill gets fresh start as wood pellet plant

A sawmill in McBride, B.C., that shut down 13 years ago is getting a new life as a wood pellet plant. Boreal BioEnergy, a B.C.-based forestry company, has purchased the site and started building the new plant.

Environmentalists push for plastic tampon applicators to be included in federal plastics ban

Environmental advocates are calling on the federal government to add plastic tampon applicators to the list of items that could be banned in Canada by 2021.

Hundreds of British Columbians lost their jobs in recent sawmill closures: Now what?

Terry Tate, who has worked in the forestry industry for 48 years, works for the United Steelworkers, focusing on helping employees like these make the transition after lay-offs like these. His biggest advice for those feeling uncertain: don’t panic.

Interactive path in B.C.'s Interior blends traditional storytelling and technology

Hikers in B.C.'s Shuswap region are now being encouraged to take their smartphones on a trek through Tsútswecw Provincial Park to teach them about the history of the area.

Seeding begins in region scorched by B.C. wildfire

The Thompson Nicola Regional District has started a three-year, $990,000 seeding project, funded by the Red Cross, which will prevent invasive plants from spreading, and in turn, foster regrowth of natural forests.

North Hollywood North? Northern B.C. working to bolster local film industry

Filmmakers in northern B.C., are creating relationships and potential film projects at the pop culture convention Northern FanCon.

'It's a home for immigrants': Okanagan non-profit desperate to find new, affordable space

The Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association (OCCA) needs a new facility by the end of May because the building it’s renting is slated for demolition. Though the association has about $500,000 in the bank, it still can’t find an affordable space.

Strategic digging: Research finds a better way to save someone stuck in a tree well

New research out of a Fernie, B.C., college has found what researchers believe is the best way to save someone stuck in a tree well.

University group forges friendships between students and seniors

A student-led group at UBC Okanagan hosts regular gatherings to bring together two groups that often face loneliness.
Field Reports

Filmmakers in B.C. Interior struggle despite industry boom in Lower Mainland

The film industry in B.C., is booming, but filmmakers outside the Lower Mainland face struggles to make living making films.

Union calls for action after multiple recent assaults on B.C. bus drivers

Two separate incidents on Kelowna buses over the weekend are raising concerns for the union that represents drivers in the Okanagan.

Forestry service advising property owners to apply MCH repellent as Douglas fir beetles move on B.C. Interior

Instances of Douglas fir beetles harming B.C., Interior forests are on the rise, particularly in the Cariboo region.