Andrea Ross

Andrea Ross is a journalist with CBC Vancouver. andrea.ross@cbc.ca Twitter: @_rossandrea

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'We're devastated': Kamloops elementary school 'a complete loss' after huge fire

An elementary school in Kamloops is believed to be completely destroyed after a massive fire tore through the building, hours after school was dismissed during the first week of classes. 

Thousands of spiders, scorpions, turtles seized from Surrey, B.C., home

Charges are pending after thousands of spiders, scorpions, snakes and turtles were found in a vacant Surrey home that is believed to have been involved in trading exotic wild animals.

Broken vows: Brides say makeup artist refused refunds for undelivered services

Over half a dozen brides say a Surrey-based hair and makeup artist has not refunded them money paid for services they didn't receive. One hairstylist says brides should never pay upfront in full for hair and makeup services.

Tourism in B.C. expected to reach record levels again in 2019

Tourism numbers are expected to reach a new record for 2019. To avoid the crowds, Destination B.C. is encouraging locals and international travellers to consider exploring less popular areas of the province, such as the north.

'We always love you': Funeral held in Australia for B.C. murder victim Lucas Fowler

Lucas Fowler turned dreams of travel into reality and lived a life "many of us envied," his father said at his funeral service in Sydney, Australia, on Friday.

'Dangerous' act of vandalism damages transformers in North Vancouver, BC Hydro says

A vandalism spree in North Vancouver has damaged transformers and resulted in power outages, oil spills, and in one case, a fire, BC Hydro says.

Moviegoer 'shocked' to see cannabis ad at VIP theatre — but Cineplex says it doesn't break any rules

A Metro Vancouver man says he was dismayed to see an advertisement for a cannabis company showing at a Cineplex theatre and wants to see the ads pulled.

Young B.C. farmers face uncertain future in keeping food local

A new generation of B.C. farmers is passionate about sustainable food. But sky-high land prices mean their dream of feeding their communities with food grown locally is up in the air.

A Vancouver woman tried to brighten a memorial bench. Now the city's removing it

A Vancouver woman spent days painting a memorial bench on Kitsilano Beach for her late partner. But the City of Vancouver says painting memorial benches is not allowed, and it's now going to be removed.

Cecil Rhodes sign to be removed from Vancouver elementary school

The Vancouver School Board voted unanimously Monday evening to remove a sign commemorating Cecil Rhodes, a businessman and politician who controlled and exploited southern Africa during the British Empire.

Making bad dogs worse? Lawyer questions policy that locks up dangerous canines

While the courts decide whether a dangerous dog lives or dies, its owner and her lawyer say keeping him at the pound for the past two years is only making him worse.

Murder-trial witness recalls chaos and gunfire at Abbotsford strip mall

Witnesses described a scene of chaos and gunfire outside an Abbotsford sandwich shop on the third day of Oscar Arfmann's first-degree murder trial. The 66-year-old is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 6, 2017, death of Const. John Davidson.

Bride, groom arrested after brawl breaks out at downtown Edmonton bar

It was a wedding night to remember for a bride and groom who started married life in handcuffs. The newly married couple were arrested at Denizen Hall on Saturday night.

'It still fits': Diamond ring missing since 2004 turns up on garden carrot

When Mary Grams lost her diamond engagement ring in the garden in 2004, she thought it was gone for good. This week it was found on a carrot, plucked from the soil on the family farm.

Toppled shelves trap, injure 4 workers at northeast Edmonton building supply company

Four workers escaped with minor injuries Saturday morning after shelving units stacked with lumber fell and trapped them inside a northeast Edmonton building supply company.