Rhianna Schmunk

Rhianna Schmunk is a reporter for CBC News based in Vancouver. Reach her at rhianna.schmunk@cbc.ca or on Twitter.

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Canada's self-declared hot spot is a village deep in a B.C. canyon

Lytton is consistently one of the hottest places in the province, sitting deep in the Fraser Canyon at the point where the Fraser and Thompson Rivers meet. For the 2,000 people living in the area, it's simply summertime.

Home prices in Vancouver are quadruple what average millennial can afford: report

A new study has found Canadians between the ages of 25 and 34 are stuck in a market where earnings aren't rising enough to keep pace with housing prices. The report said the chasm between money made and money needed is widest in B.C. and Ontario, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto.

Houseboat company collapses into receivership, leaving customers scrambling to recoup thousands

Waterway Houseboats was swamped by flooding in 2012 and later won a $2 million settlement for damages, but owners say the money was well below what they'd hoped for and not enough to save their Sicamous, B.C., business.

Surging temperatures break 18 heat records in southern B.C.

British Columbians who woke up this morning wiping sweat from their brow, wondering if it was warmer than usual for June, take comfort: it likely was, depending on where you live.

Mountie in Dziekanski case settles negligence lawsuit against RCMP

Const. Bill Bentley sued the Attorney General of Canada and the B.C. justice minister for negligence on June 10, 2016. Sources confirm a settlement was reached on Friday.

Friends mourn B.C. environmentalist Micah Messent after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Micah Messent, an ardent young environmentalist who devoted his rising career to protecting the world's oceans and sharing Indigenous teachings, was one of 18 Canadians killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday.

2nd engineer suspended over Surrey condo that failed to meet building code

Two engineers at the helm of a single engineering firm were suspended within months of each other for their work on a condo tower in Surrey, B.C. that later failed to meet building code, CBC has learned.

B.C. climber 'pushed to the brink of death' on overcrowded Everest

Chris Dare worked for nine years to summit the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. Everest was last on his list, and the Victoria resident says it nearly killed him.

Engineer banned from working in B.C. after Surrey tower fails to meet building code

An engineer who has worked on Canadian embassies around the world has been banned from working in B.C. after an investigation found his designs for a condo building in Surrey were not up to building code standards.

When weddings go wrong: 6 tales of woe from the B.C. courts

If you're in the middle of planning a wedding, you're probably fretting about all the things that could possibly go wrong. Care if we add a few more to the list?

Mounties track down man who waited in line just for 'honour' of standing beside officers

RCMP plan to give him a copy of their photo.

Water polo coach banned after teens claim pattern of sexual harassment, abusive coaching

A B.C. water polo coach has been banned from the sport's national association for life after teenage girls under his supervision claimed a pattern of harassment and humiliating sexual remarks.
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400 students wave final surprise goodbye to grandmother who waved them off to school for years

Hundreds of students in Comox, B.C., have waved to Tinney Davidson on their way to school over the past 12 years. On Thursday, they crammed together on her front lawn for one last wave before she moves into an assisted living home.

Top health officer calls on B.C. to 'urgently' decriminalize possession of illicit drugs

B.C.'s top health officer has recommended the province move urgently to decriminalize possession of illegal drugs for personal use, saying the years-long overdose crisis needs to be treated as a public health issue, not a criminal justice matter.

Retired city worker faces multiple murder charges after shootings in Penticton, B.C.

A retired city worker is facing multiple murder charges after a shooting spree left four people dead in the city of Penticton, B.C., on Monday.