Gavin Fisher is a web writer for CBC News and a radio producer for CBC Radio One current affairs shows.
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Group searching for relatives of Victoria airman killed in WW II, after uncovering his fate
For decades the story of what happened to two Canadian airmen who never returned home from a bombing raid was unknown. Now, the distant cousin of one of those men has uncovered the likely story of what happened and is looking for family of the other airmen.
Capital Regional District directors consider trip to Europe to study waste, sewage options
Capital Regional District directors are considering travelling to Europe to examine how jurisdictions there manage their waste — including the sewage sludge that is left over after the process of sewage treatment.
BCTF meeting with province to determine how to attract teachers to B.C.
The B.C. Teachers' Federation is meeting with the province to discuss measures to help B.C. school districts recruit and retain teachers — both from within this province and elsewhere in Canada.
Vancouver musician Sarah Jickling tackles mental illness in new album
Singer-songwriter's new album, When I Get Better, is an honest take on what it is like to live with bipolar disorder and an anxiety disorder.
Cowichan Valley residents say Trans-Canada Highway traffic a 'mess'
Some residents of Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island say a section of the Trans-Canada Highway running through Duncan is a "traffic mess" and they're calling for a bypass around the city.
'That's the anchor of the whole family': home in 100 Mile House destroyed by wildfire
A home in 100 Mile House where a car mechanic ran his shop — and where three generations of family members once gathered to celebrate holidays — has been destroyed by wildfire.
Kamloops women set up donation centre for wildfire evacuees
Six women have joined together to run a temporary donation centre out of a Kamloops hotel, providing clothing, food and toiletries to those forced to evacuate their homes because of wildfires in B.C.’s interior.
Bill Wong, legendary Vancouver Chinatown tailor, dead at 95
Bill Wong, whose shop Modernize Tailors has been a fixture of Vancouver's Chinatown for more than a century, has died at the age of 95.
Horse falls 20 metres down slope, survives after dramatic rescue
Community members, RCMP and the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue team all helped rescue a horse in Courtenay, B.C. that tumbled almost 20 metres down to the bottom of a creek.
Three-year-old who died in Abbotsford hospital had bacterial infection, lab results indicate
Nimrat Gill, who died at Abbotsford Regional Hospital in February, had an “invasive” bacterial infection according to laboratory test results, says the Fraser Health authority.
UBC researchers develop touch sensor that can be bent, stretched
UBC researchers have developed a touch sensor that works even when it is stretched or bent — and they say the technology could be used in the future to help create devices such as foldable touch screens or wearable technology that can conform to one’s body.
Egyptian-Canadian band refused entry to U.S. over visa confusion
Three members of Massive Scar Era, who were traveling to Austin, Texas to play at the South by Southwest music festival, were turned away at the Peace Arch border on March 12.
Man wakes up to being stabbed in East Vancouver home invasion
A 19-year-old man is in police custody and another man is recovering after he was awoken overnight in his East Vancouver home to find himself being stabbed.
Man stabbed to death overnight in Downtown Eastside
A 19-year-old man is dead after being found stabbed outside a supervised injection site on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside early this morning — marking the seventh homicide in the city this year.
Richmond gives Harvest Power 30 days to remedy odour issues
This move is the latest in an ongoing issues that the city has had with the plant, which takes food scraps, yard trimmings and paper products from across the Lower Mainland and turns them into mulch, soil and compost.