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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'It's getting worse and worse': DTES residents say neighbourhood is 'falling apart'

Concerns from local business and police mount as tent city at Oppenheimer Park grows.

Couple out $6K after travel agency folds, denied credit card refund

Consumer Protection B.C. says there's been a high volume of claims for refunds following closure of Richmond travel agency Sinorama.

'It was grating my bones up': B.C. man narrowly survives grizzly attack

Colin Dowler was cycling on a B.C. backcountry trail when a grizzly bear inched closer and closer. It dragged and bit Dowler, but he was able to fend it off, barely, with a gift he'd received just two weeks before.

Charred forests not growing back as expected in Pacific Northwest, researchers say

Certain tree species not growing back in low elevation areas; seedlings struggling to survive in Rocky Mountains due to warming temperatures.

'The rubber has to hit the road': Oppenheimer Park homeless camp prompts calls for federal support

Vancouver mayor calls on Ottawa to follow through on promise to cut homelessness in half.

'Ghost nets': How lost and abandoned fishing gear is destroying marine wildlife

Up to 800,000 tonnes of ghost fishing gear makes its way into the oceans worldwide each year, according to estimates. In B.C., that includes abandoned nets and crab traps along its south coast.

'Vancouver is heaven': Why more Hong Kong residents are considering moving to Canada

Mounting political tensions and civil unrest in Hong Kong are prompting some residents of the territory to move across the Pacific, experts say.

Advanced heli-rescuers give urgent care to remote workers in Sea-to-Sky region

TEAAM has performed three 3 air missions and 46 ground missions since its inception last year. Industry stakeholders are urging more companies to adopt the service.

The birds and the beads: B.C. tweens get explicit, accidental sex education

An explicit sex guide describing fetishes and drug use was offered to preteens inside a B.C. classroom, prompting outrage from parents and an official apology from the school district.

'They are very ravenous': How you can help stop the spread of Japanese beetle

A thumbnail-sized insect known to tear through crops and gardens is the target of a federal eradication campaign — and there are ways you can help stop the spread.

'It's really saved my life': senior dragon boaters find friendship, community on the water

A group of 20 women, whose average age is 74, paddle twice a week on Vancouver's False Creek. The group has competed in tournaments across the province since it started nearly four years ago.

City orders closure of unregistered recovery home sheltering dozens of patients

Back on Track Recovery in Surrey, home to dozens of patients, has been ordered to close by mid-August due to licensing issues.

Why B.C. won't consider a high school rugby ban anytime soon

As of this year, all high school coaches have been mandated to take a World Rugby-accredited concussion management course, according to B.C. School Sports.

Non-band residents choose to leave rather than pay $50K to stay on Semiahmoo reserve

More than 30 people prepare to leave lands as First Nation transitions to clean water supply.

More wildfire supports needed for isolated Indigenous communities: report

The Tsilhqot'in Nation was among the hardest hit during the 2017 wildfire season, as crews prioritized urban areas, according to a report prepared by the First Nation.