Gian-Paolo Mendoza is CBC Vancouver's overnight reporter. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @gpsmendoza.
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Diversity consultants see flood of calls in wake of anti-racism movements
Belgard Kitchen and Denise Elliott Studios are just two Vancouver-area businesses trying to restore their image after being called out on social media by former employees and customers.
Students create sculpture inspired by Indigenous stories via online classes
The students brushed finishing oil onto the sculpture at a ceremony Thursday, after six weeks of imagining and planning what the sculpture would look like via online classes.
Old photos of 'student slave auction' at B.C. school ignite outrage online
The Chilliwack School District has apologized after former students shared photos of events where teachers bid money on predominately white students to become their 'personal slaves.'
Nightly neighbourhood dance party comes to an end, but new friendships will continue
The dance parties have been happening every weeknight near Main Street and East 7th Avenue in Vancouver since early April, inspired by the 7 p.m. nightly cheer for health care workers.
Coquitlam neighbours host 'driveway dinners' to support local businesses and frontline workers
The idea started in early April when several households near the intersection of Bow Drive and Flynn Crescent wanted to support their local Tri-Cities businesses.
Humpback whale breaching in Vancouver harbour spotted by Burnaby seniors
Some residents of a Burnaby retirement home were about to start a meditation class on Wednesday when a humpback whale sighting stole their focus.
Abbotsford Avengers turn garbage day into show for cooped up kids
An Abbotsford, B.C., city garbage crew has been doing their trash runs as Spider-Man and Captain America for the past few weeks, bringing smiles to children and families in their community.
East Vancouver woman uses flower petals to share messages of hope with neighbours
East Vancouver resident Lozan Yamolky says she started making flower petal arrangements to honour one of her friends, a health-care worker, who she says lost her mother to COVID-19.
'She couldn't believe it, she was crying': Teen cancer patient gets surprise video message from Billie Eilish
13-year-old Kamryn Exley received a video message from Billie Eilish after her older sister shared her story of her battle with leukemia on Instagram.
Don't line up for coronavirus testing without calling 811 first, health officials say
Health-care officials are urging people to not wait in line at drop-in clinics, emergency rooms or urgent care centres for COVID-19 testing unless they have been specifically referred there by a medical professional.
Squamish church grieves loss of toddler in parking lot collision
Prayers and money are being offered to the Squamish family of a two-year-old girl who died after being struck by a vehicle in a grocery store parking lot.
Bus line explosion at Burnaby-Vancouver border causes traffic snarl
Parts of the intersection of Kingsway and Boundary Road, on the border of Vancouver and Burnaby, have closed again after trolleybus lines caught fire and fell onto the road early Friday morning.
Slippery side streets complicate crews' takedown of East Vancouver house fire
Assistant Chief Kane Morishita said the icy conditions on the road created hazards for fire crews accessing the building in Strathcona. He said a City of Vancouver street crew had to be called in to dump sand on the streets so crews could work safely.
Up to 80 people stuck on Mount Seymour after crash shuts down only access road
As many as 80 people were stuck up on the mountain overnight Sunday night, when they were told by ski resort staff Mount Seymour Parkway was being shut down.
'Our crews did everything they could:' 1 dead after house fire in Burnaby
Fire crews battled heavy smoke and flames as they pulled one of the residents out from the top floor of the burning house near Dundas Street and Ranelagh Avenue.