Cathy Kearney

Cathy Kearney is a digital journalist with CBC News Vancouver. @CBCcathykearney

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Uptick of Canadians hit with 5-year bans at U.S. borders called a 'troubling trend'

If you are thinking about driving across a U.S. border any time soon take note - immigration lawyers in British Columbia and Washington State are seeing an increase in travellers being issued five-year bans from U.S. border guards.

B.C. Auditor General Carol Bellringer to resign for 'personal reasons'

Citing personal reasons, B.C. Auditor General Carol Bellringer has tendered her resignation to Speaker Darryl Plecas.

B.C. e-waste recycling company fined $23K for 'high-risk' workplace violations

WorkSafeBC has fined a Trail, B.C., electronic waste recycling facility close to $23,000 for repeated "high-risk violations."

Majority of Surrey residents don't support transitioning to municipal police force, according to new poll

A new poll of Surrey residents shows 64 per cent of those surveyed support keeping the RCMP — and creating a local police board — rather than transitioning to a municipal police force.

'Not the sexiest look': from rap music to the Tokyo Olympics, the umbrella hat may be back

The umbrella hat has traditionally been viewed as a novelty item — a gag gift from the 1980's that is best forgotten. But the questionable fashion statement is threatening to make a comeback.

'More Chill, Less Wack' T-shirts designed by Chilliwack school trustee aimed at LGBTQ opponents

From a firestorm of controversy after a Chilliwack school trustee denounced trans people to council's recent decision to reject a rainbow crosswalk, some Chilliwack residents are saying despite the optics, not everyone in Chilliwack is divisive.

Vancouver Island road where bus rolled has been object of safety complaints for years, say local leaders

The chief councillor of the First Nations in Bamfield, B.C. says the narrow, winding gravel road where two University of Victoria students were killed Friday in a bus rollover has been a safety issue for decades.

World's tallest gnome gets a permanent home in Saanich, B.C., but there's a catch

They said he was too tall. But Saanich council has decided Howard the Gnome can keep his home — and approved a variance permit allowing the smiling behemoth to stand at Galey Farms.

'Nearly busted my teeth': Dinner guest bites down on a mouthful of pearls

Eric Bourquin was sitting down to an oyster feast with a group of friends near Victoria, B.C., Saturday when he suddenly bit down on something hard.

'Make this a federal election campaign issue': Crowd gathers for forum on Downtown Eastside

A crowd gathered for a CBC town hall that convened Saturday to address some of the most intractable issues facing the Downtown Eastside: despair, addiction and poverty.

'Anything pink is huge': Record setting year for liquor sales in B.C.

Recent statistics from the Liquor Distribution Branch show British Columbians are enjoying wine and hard alcohol at record levels, along with other refreshments like those fruity vodka coolers tearing up the market.

Victoria one of two host city finalists for 2022 Invictus Games

Victoria, B.C., has been chosen as one of two cities in the running to host the 2022 Invictus Games.

Hidden camera found in winery washroom, Kelowna man arrested

A Summerhill Pyramid Winery employee could be facing charges of voyeurism after police found a hidden camera inside a staff washroom at the winery.

Last-minute long-weekend vacation ideas in B.C. that won't break the bank

The Labour Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but it's not too late to plan some last-minute fun and take in all that beautiful B.C. has to offer.

60 million dollar man plans to 'live like a king' after winning B.C.'s largest jackpot

The winner of a record breaking lottery jackpot, retired commercial fisherman and Richmond resident Joseph Katalinic, say he plans to “live like a king” with his new-found fortune.