Jon Hernandez

Video Journalist

Jon Hernandez is an award-winning multimedia journalist from Vancouver, British Columbia. His reporting has explored mass international migration in Chile, controversial logging practices in British Columbia, and the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Follow Jon Hernandez on Twitter:

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'He was so happy': Holocaust survivor reunited with kids for his 100th birthday

Born in Amsterdam, Herman van Norden settled in Vancouver after surviving the Holocaust. His retirement home recently allowed visitors, so his children were able to celebrate his 100th birthday with him.

Majority of early Fraser River sockeye run won't make it to spawning grounds, report suggests

An early sockeye salmon run is having trouble making it up the Fraser River and the majority won't make it to their spawning grounds this year, largely because of the ongoing Big Bar landslide, according to a report from the Pacific Salmon Commission.

Kids celebrate after Vancouver bike park saved

Dozens of neighbourhood children flock to makeshift bike track each day; after it was initially going to be removed, the Vancouver Park Board says it will work with parents to ensure it stays intact — and safe.

Frustrations mount as ICBC rolls out re-booked road tests

ICBC has been dealing with a backlog of as many as 55,000 road tests since the start of the global pandemic, when it had to cancel appointments due to health and safety concerns.

Vancouver kids theatre cuts ties with artistic director after bullying, harassment allegations

Vancouver's Carousel Theatre, which specializes in productions for children, has cut ties with its artistic director and is promising other changes following allegations of a toxic work environment by dozens of former staff and crew.

Surrey RCMP investigate after Delta police chief's wife allegedly sprayed woman from her yard

Lorraine Dubord is accused of spraying a Richmond woman with a hose from her property near Centennial Park.

Days after Vancouver's Crab Park tent city dismantled, new camp growing in Strathcona

After two tent cities were dismantled in as many months, a third encampment has emerged in East Vancouver as the city's homeless residents struggle to find places live.

Traditional guessing competition goes virtual for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Slahal, a popular Indigenous game, gets a Zoom-based tournament amid COVID-19 concerns. It's one of many ways people have shifted the annual celebration online.
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Large crowd gathers for Freedom March through downtown Vancouver

Organizers set the Freedom March to coincide with Juneteenth, an annual holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.

Businesses call for traffic resumption in Stanley Park, park board set to vote

A coalition of businesses is urging the Vancouver Park Board to fully restore vehicle traffic to Stanley Park so struggling restaurants, shops and attractions can start taking in more customers. The park board will vote Thursday on the matter.

District of North Vancouver votes to ban rat poison use

Unanimous vote means that the use of rodenticides, which are known to enter the food chain and poison birds and other small animal, will not be allowed in the municipality.

Vancouver restaurant's patio plans stonewalled by city despite relaxed bylaws

Como Taperia owner says he'll have to close his restaurant, layoff staff if patio isn't approved.

Texas-born Marcus Mosely says he found more acceptance in Canada — but there's systemic racism here, too

Like many members of the black community, Vancouver-based gospel singer Marcus Mosely is disillusioned by ongoing acts of police brutality in the U.S. and beyond. The current unrest in his home country is a moment in history he says should give Canadians pause, and a chance to reflect on racial injustice on their side of the border.

With care home visits on pause, retirement company unveils 'family meetup centres'

Private sector comes up with solution to support family visits; province still unsure when it will allow visitors inside long-term care homes.

Nearly 200 teachers laid off in Coquitlam as COVID-19 forces international enrolment drop

School districts across the Lower Mainland expect to lose millions of dollars in funding as international student enrolment drops.

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