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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'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.

Surrey residents mourn loss of former firefighter and 'civic treasure' Bill McNamara

From fighting fires to flying planes, there's a lot of reasons people remember Surrey's Bill McNamara — a man known for his volunteer work and a career at the local firehall that spanned 28 years.

Collisions with runners prompt calls for separate walking track at Bear Creek Park Oval

Track-and-field organizers to present safety concerns to Surrey's Park Committee; park redesign is on the way.

'He was so broken': B.C. mother loses son to opioids after years of sobriety

Bryson Diaz was clean for three years but still couldn't overcome the shadow of addiction, his mother says

Semiahmoo First Nation charges non-band residents $50K for water

Naomi Mitchell has lived on Semiahmoo First Nation land for decades, but if the 79-year-old doesn't come up with at least $50,000 by mid-June, she'll be kicked out.

'We're living in a war zone': Crews tear down Surrey mobile park with seniors still living there

Residents of Green Tree Estates have until December to move out — but park is being actively demolished.

Fraser River sturgeon decline prompts fishing closures

Struggling sturgeon populations have prompted several fishing closures in an area that's often dubbed "the heart of the Fraser River."

Bought 22 years ago for $10, Abbotsford airport soars to new heights

Nearly 850,000 passengers passed through YXX in 2018, marking a second consecutive record-breaking year.

Transit advocates call for hydrogen trains on century-old Fraser Valley rail corridor

TransLink in early stages of examining whether interurban rails could be used for public transit.

City of Vancouver cracks down on 820 short-term rentals

More than 2,000 case files have been opened since new short-term regulations were introduced; 'egregious' property owners continue to operate despite legal action taken against them, inspector says.