Eva Uguen-Csenge

Journalist

Eva Uguen-Csenge is a multimedia reporter for CBC News in Vancouver. Get in touch with her at eva.uguen-csenge@cbc.ca or on Twitter @evacsenge for story tips.

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Businesses forced to pay rent to City of Vancouver during COVID shutdown

The tenants who occupy commercial spaces at Library Square say they are still paying rent even though they had no choice but to close down in March when the municipality closed down the atrium of the Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch downtown.

Families left in months-long limbo as COVID-19 halts immigration applications

Thousands of Canadians and their families have been left in limbo since the pandemic hit in March with no word from the federal government about when their family members’ immigration applications will be processed, an immigration lawyer and families say.

Vancouver Candle Company founder apologizes after racist text messages shared online

The founder of the Vancouver Candle Company has issued an apology and says he will be “stepping away” from his duties after another Vancouver business accused him of sending racist text messages online.

Vancouver's oldest independent bookstore struggles to weather pandemic losses

The People’s Co-op Bookstore, which opened in 1945, has launched a fundraising campaign to help it survive losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

IIO asks Crown to consider charges against 5 Mounties in 2017 death of man in custody

B.C.’s independent police watchdog has forwarded a report to Crown counsel to consider charges related to use of force and obstruction of justice against five RCMP officers connected with the 2017 death of a Prince George man while in police custody.

Bike sales spike as Vancouverites look for fitness and travel alternatives during COVID-19

Vancouver bike shops say demand for bikes is higher than ever as new customers flock to their stores, wanting to stay active and get around the city.

B.C. confirms 1 additional death, 29 new cases of COVID-19

Provincial health officers say they have confirmed 29 new cases of the virus and one additional death from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Victoria theatres struggle to stay afloat amid COVID-19 closures

Local theatre companies in Victoria are relying on private donations from supporters to keep staff on payroll and work towards new productions for their eventual relaunch.

Tenants left homeless after Campbell River apartment fire granted hotel housing until end of May

BC Housing will provide housing until the end of May to nearly 90 residents who lost their homes after an apartment building fire in Campbell River, B.C., in early April.

Workers at 2 more B.C. poultry-processing plants test positive for COVID-19

Positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in workers at two more B.C. poultry plants — Sofina Foods in Port Coquitlam and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry in Yarrow, near Chilliwack.

B.C. Supreme Court judge rejects injunction sought by homeowners against speculation tax

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has rejected an application for an interim injunction to halt collection of the province's speculation tax while homeowners fight the tax in a proposed class action lawsuit.

Why B.C.'s top doctor still believes mass testing isn't the way to stop COVID-19

B.C.'s provincial health officer says that mass testing continues to be an ineffective strategy to slow transmission of COVID-19 because it has a false negative rate as high as 30 per cent in people who are infected but don't show symptoms.

Influx of campers and trailers frustrates residents of B.C. Interior worried about COVID-19

Residents of the region around Princeton, B.C. are voicing concerns about the steady flow of recreational campers and visitors into their towns over the long weekend, saying it’s putting their communities at risk in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Vancouver bike shop proud to be providing 'essential service' during pandemic response

An East Vancouver bike shop was relieved to find it’s considered an “essential service” by the provincial government and that it will be allowed to keep serving community members.

Mental illness will be 'next wave' of COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologist says

An epidemiologist says social isolation could lead to a range of mental health issues as people face the prospect of living under the current COVID-19 restrictions for months.

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