Andrea Ross

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

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Flower vendors frustrated by B.C.'s COVID restrictions at farmers' markets

Flower vendors are worried B.C.'s COVID-19 rules for farmers' markets could lead to greenhouses full of blooms going to waste while at the same time, soap makers are baffled that they can't sell soap during a pandemic.

Young adults find careers, dreams, relationships on hold a year into COVID-19 pandemic

While young people are less likely to fall gravely ill with COVID-19 than older generations, the pandemic has affected their lives in some profound ways. CBC News spoke with three young adults about their experiences.

Conflicting quarantine rules cause confusion for some British Columbians

Some British Columbians say the province's quarantine rules are confusing and even conflicting, with provincial and federal rules that contradict each other, leaving some people in isolation unclear on what they can and can't do.

2020 was B.C.'s deadliest year ever for drug overdoses, coroner says

Last year was B.C.'s deadliest on record for drug overdoses, with almost five people dying every day on average, according to the BC Coroners Service. 

COVID-19 spike has Whistlerites split on how to keep economy running and community safe

As COVID-19 cases surge in Whistler, B.C., and health officials urge against non-essential travel, residents are torn between keeping the tourism-driven ski town's economy running and protecting locals. 

Online radicalization is growing in B.C., too — and there's no easy fix, experts say

B.C. is seeing a rise in radicalization and extremist views spurred by COVID-19 and an increasingly tense political atmosphere in Canada and south of the border, experts say.

Infamous Vancouver strip club's mouthy marquee the talk of the town

The Penthouse Night Club has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, but one of its bartenders is keeping the sign current, hoping a little humour can carry the club through the toughest time in its 73-year-history.

Experts urge extreme caution as beginners flock to B.C.'s backcountry amid high avalanche risk

Experts are urging all backcountry users to get or upgrade their avalanche skills training after a string of recent fatalities and close calls in B.C.'s Coast Mountains.

Pro-Trump protests turn violent on West Coast after riots lock down U.S. Capitol

Thousands of kilometres away from Washington D.C. where rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, smaller scale protests materialized on the West Coast, both in Washington state and in Vancouver, B.C.

8 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 625 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials announced 625 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths on Wednesday, the first time since late November that deaths related to coronavirus have been in the single digits.

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