Laura Sciarpelletti

Associate Producer

Laura is a journalist for CBC Vancouver. Some of her previous work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, VICE Canada, The Georgia Straight and The Tyee. Follow Laura on Twitter: @MeLaura. Send her news tips at

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Cannabis was legalized 1 year ago. How is Canada doing?

One year after legalization, some cannabis industry professionals say they are mostly happy with how British Columbia has rolled out recreational cannabis. 

Canada's Rugby World Cup team helps clean up flood damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis

Canada had to leave the Rugby World Cup tournament in Kamaishi, Japan, without a win Sunday, after their last game was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis. But they still managed to turn the experience into a rewarding one by helping clean up flood-ravaged areas of Kamaishi. 

Savoury stories: We ask 4 Canadian athletes about their most memorable meals

This Thanksgiving, many families and friends will join together to enjoy meals and make memories. Here are five stories of Canadian athletes and their most memorable meals.

Victoria maritime museum wants federal status by 2021, says director

The Maritime Museum of B.C. is encouraged by a pledge from Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer to instate a new national museum in Regina, Sask. if his party wins power in the upcoming federal election.

Conservative platform threatens transportation projects in Metro Vancouver, says mayor

The Conservative Party released their costed platform Friday and the chair of the TransLink Mayor's Council — who is also mayor of New Westminster — is disappointed over what it could mean for Metro Vancouver's major transit projects. 

City hall and heritage society disagree over operation of historic Kamloops building

The day-to-day operations of historic former church St. Andrews on the Square in Kamloops will soon be under the control of the city. 

The Bucks start here: Cranbrook's new BCHL hockey team unveiled

After losing its Western Hockey League team Kootenay Ice to Winnipeg in January, Cranbrook, B.C., will once again have a junior hockey team. 

Grand Forks, B.C., won't approve request to use city park for homeless camp this winter

Grand Forks city council will not approve a request by the city's homeless population to keep the civic campground open for them this winter, mayor says.

Kamloops mother urges mall to create breastfeeding space for shopping families

A Kamloops mother of four children, including a newborn, is giving a local mall suggestions on how to make the building more family-friendly.

B.C. glass artist unveils public mosaic commemorating Japanese internment

Marina Papais, a retired glass artist, and her partner Daniel Collett, aim to adorn every window, wall, sign and bench in Ashcroft, B.C. with a glass mosaic masterpiece.

App gives rural doctors 24/7 access to medical specialists

An app that gives small-town physicians immediate access to critical-care specialists in other parts of B.C. is having a big impact, its developer says.

Wet weather stalls wine grape harvest in B.C.

Vineyards in the Okanagan-Similkameen region of B.C. may be looking at a late harvest due to an unusually wet September and early October.

Port Alice elementary students get daily humpback whale shows from their playground

It is a remarkable thing to see from anywhere — let alone the swing set. But whenever humpbacks are breaching in the inlet by the small village of Port Alice on northwest Vancouver Island, the students at Sea View Elementary get to see it all.

Port Alberni teacher honoured for 'critical role' aiding after Bamfield bus crash

It's been two weeks since a bus crash near Bamfield, B.C. killed two people and injured dozens more.

B.C. announces $4M in rebates for home and work EV charging stations

The province has announced $4 million in rebate incentives through CleanBC for home and work installations of electric vehicle charging stations.