Karin Larsen

@CBCLarsen

Karin Larsen is a former Olympian and award winning sports broadcaster who covers news and sports for CBC Vancouver.

Latest from Karin Larsen

Cowichan Valley becomes B.C.'s newest official wine region

Grape growers in the Cowichan Valley have been making wine for generations but now the area is finally being recognized officially as a unique wine producing region in B.C.

Tangled traffic as cars, bikes and horses forced to share the road in Stanley Park

With three modes of transportation now shoe-horned into a two lane road, frustration and tension is rising on Stanley Park Drive.

Metro Vancouver's Canada Day celebrations move online and into cars

Canada's 153rd birthday is being celebrated in strange new ways thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brandi's strip club set to reopen after COVID-19 shutdown

The Vancouver club has now installed Plexiglas barriers between the dancers and customers after three patrons tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Vancouver artist celebrates the players who broke baseball's colour barrier

Bob Krieger is best known for his funny and biting editorial cartoons, but a new show featuring painted portraits of Black baseball players proves his brush is as mighty as his pen.

Serious concerns raised about information missing from Vancouver police street check report

B.C. Police Complaints Commissioner says information about the alleged racist and inappropriate behavior of two VPD officers was removed from the final version of the report to the Vancouver Police Board.

U.S. toilet paper production is wiping out Canada's boreal forest, report claims

A U.S. environmental group says that country's toilet paper industry is driving boreal deforestation in Canada and fuelling the climate crisis. But the Forest Products Association of Canada says the report contains numerous false claims and accusations. 

Amid skyrocketing costs, new report finds B.C.'s strata insurance market 'unhealthy'

Over the past year, strata insurance premiums have risen on average 40 per cent across B.C., 50 per cent in Metro Vancouver.

Family of deceased Whistler man sue RCMP, allege excessive force

Documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court claim four officers Tasered, pepper sprayed and beat Jason Koehler to death at a Whistler restaurant the morning of March 8, 2020.

Inside Vancouver's NHL hub city bubble: no Roxy, no family, no autograph sessions

According to the proposal to make Vancouver an NHL hub city, teams will have to stay in the quarantine bubble beyond 14 days if they are still actively playing games.

City hall statue of Capt. George Vancouver vandalized

Contractors were seen cleaning blue and grey paint off the bronze figure of the English explorer who sailed into Burrard Inlet in 1792.

Vancouver ready to welcome NHL after B.C. premier announces revised quarantine plan

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has signed off on the plan which could pave the way for the NHL to choose Vancouver as one of two hub cities when play resumes.

Former Delta Hospice directors ask court to stop vote on faith-based constitution which bans assisted death

Documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court allege a new board of directors has manipulated the members list and stacked the vote in favour of a proposed Christian-focused constitution.

Federal Conservatives and B.C. Liberals oust Kelowna party executive member for inflammatory Nazi remark

The B.C. Liberals and the federal Conservatives have ousted a prominent party executive in Kelowna after he said a raised fist in support of racial justice was "no different than a Nazi salute."

Delta Hospice chair says sorry for equating medically assisted death with the Holocaust

Angelina Ireland made the Auschwitz reference is a speech she gave at a religious right convention in the United States.

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