Tamara Baluja

Producer

Tamara Baluja is a producer for CBC Vancouver.

Latest from Tamara Baluja

What is Juneteenth — and why are people marching for it in Vancouver?

This will be city's first ever large-scale Juneteenth protest commemorating of the end of slavery in the United States. 

Seafarers in Canadian ports are unable to return home as countries lock down

The union representing seafarers in Canadian ports is raising the alarm, saying these essential workers on whom global trade hinges are at risk of burnout.

States of emergency, isolation, grocery shopping: We answer your COVID-19 Facebook questions

We asked members of CBC Vancouver’s Coronavirus in B.C. Facebook group for their questions about COVID-19, and we were inundated with queries. We’re going to do our best to provide answers to most of your questions.
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The invisible injury: How concussions have changed our lives

There's a good chance you know someone who is living with a concussion — even though it might not be easy to discern. Acquired brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability for Canadians under the age of 40. 
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'You're always alone': 4 takes on being black in British Columbia

Four people talk about what it’s like to be black in Metro Vancouver, where there isn't a large black population, and share advice on how to overcome racism and discrimination.

Battle of the beaks: Can an octopus take down an eagle? Experts disagree

We'll never know for sure which of these two animals would have prevailed if a fishing crew hadn't intervened, but talk to an octopus expert and a eagle expert and they're both rooting for their own beast.

Vancouver gelato shop sets world record for most flavours

East Vancouver's La Casa Gelato has claimed the Guinness World Record with its 238 flavours.

Vancouver man says he cycled every city street over 3 years — then had his bike stolen

It took a cycling enthusiast three years to bike every street in Vancouver — and then his bike got stolen two days later after he finished.

A century ago, a British war bride sailed to Canada. Now her granddaughter shares her story

The granddaughter of a First World War bride is urging families to share the stories of the women who followed soldiers back to Canada 100 years ago.

'Democracy is awesome': Former Syrian refugees vote as Canadian citizens

They came as Syrian refugees. Now they’re voting for the first time as Canadian citizens in the federal election.

Vast majority willing to pay day-use fee for Joffre Lakes: BC Parks survey

The vast majority of visitors to Joffe Lakes would be willing to pay a day-use fee, according to a new survey released by BC Parks.

This is a reminder from your library. Your books are now more than 50 years overdue

You're not alone if you've ever kept a library book for an extra couple of days to finish off the last, juicy chapter. But you likely can't match how long these books were overdue.
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Why are orcas called killer whales?

They're the apex predators of the sea, but many feel the whales' long-used common name demonizes them.

'I struggle with what to do with my Indian background': Actress cast in Shakespeare play set in South Asia

When Sarena Parmar was growing up in Kelowna, B.C., there were very few high school students — or adults — who looked like her. Now she's a professional actress who says diversity matters.

B.C. Parks pulls down visitor data after errors found

This happened after CBC published an article last week on the most popular parks in the province, which also showed a substantial drop in visitors in 2017-2018 at Cypress Park.

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