Estefania Duran

Estefania Duran is a journalist with CBC News Vancouver. You can email her at

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B.C.'s 1st hybrid electric passenger ferries to arrive next month

B.C.'s first hybrid electric passenger ferries have officially entered the waters of the Pacific Ocean and will be arriving in Victoria this January. 

Cannabis edibles, topicals and extracts available online in B.C. starting Thursday

Edibles, extracts and topical cannabis products have been legal since Oct. 17, but they haven’t been available for sale.

How rising strata insurance rates across B.C. could affect you

Condo and townhouse owners in B.C. are reeling in the wake of recent revelations insurance rates for strata buildings in B.C. are seeing a sudden spike of anywhere from 50 to 300 percent.

Metro Vancouver transit workers ratify new contract with Coast Mountain

Metro Vancouver bus and SeaBus workers have voted in favour of a new three-year deal with Coast Mountain Bus Company. The union representing the 5,000 workers says 84.3 per cent voted in favour of the new deal, ending the weeks-long dispute. 

'It's frustrating': Vancouverite living in the U.K. says ballot never arrived

A Supreme Court decision earlier this year ruled all Canadian expats had a right to vote, regardless of how long they've been living abroad.

Port Moody mayor taking another leave of absence over sexual assault charge

Vagramov was originally charged with sexual assault in March — stemming from an incident in 2015 — and took a leave of absence.

Vancouver police investigating after woman struck and dragged by van on Hastings St.

A 24-year-old woman has life-threatening injuries after she became stuck underneath a car and dragged for several blocks Saturday morning.

Nurses and police to respond to calls together under new Richmond program

Richmond RCMP say officers have seen an increase over the years in the number of calls related to mental health.

RCMP called in after pushing and shoving breaks out at controversial UBC event

The event included controversial speaker Mark Hecht, who wrote an anti-immigrant op-ed for the Vancouver Sun last month.

BC Federation of Labour calls for boycott of 4 Vancouver hotels as strikes continue

A total of 1,200 workers including room attendants, chefs and front-desk agents, are striking over issues related to safety, workload and job security.

Teachers' federation cries foul over public statement on negotiations

The collective agreement between teachers and the employers' association expired June 30.

In their words: Why B.C. teens participated in the climate strike

Read the reasons why some B.C. teens decided to take a stand against government inaction on climate change.

Racist graffiti painted across windows of Vancouver Caribbean bistro

Owner Roger Collins says he's experienced racism before, but never as blatantly as this. His restaurant has been opened for more than nine years.

VPD renews safety concerns in Oppenheimer Park and DTES with officer assaults up 68%

The Vancouver Police Department say assaults against officers are up 68 per cent in District 2, which includes Oppenheimer Park and the Downtown Eastside.

Police practices in Downtown Eastside have negative impact on drug users: study

The study suggests having fewer car and foot patrols in the DTES and avoiding police presence near overdose prevention sites.