Greg Rasmussen

National Reporter

Greg Rasmussen is a National Reporter for CBC news based in Vancouver. He's covered news stories across Canada and around the world for more than two decades. Follow him @CBCGreg on twitter.

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Analysis

Canadian real estate markets hit hard by pandemic

Economic uncertainty has derailed what was looking to be a strong spring market in Canadian real estate as real estate agents, lawyers and economists grapple with the pandemic’s impact on property transactions.
In Depth

Antivirals saved people from AIDS, so can they help with COVID-19?

AIDS was seen as a death sentence until powerful antiviral drugs were discovered. Now, a new generation of drugs is being developed to target COVID-19.
In Depth

'I know he's alive': Family searches for Ahousaht man missing for more than a year

Travis Thomas was placed on a small island off the coast of British Columbia in order to help heal emotional scars, but he went missing in July 2018. Relatives continue to search, swearing they've seen him as well as signs he's alive but in hiding.

Life changes instantly as cell service switched on in Ahousaht

Life quickly changed in the remote community of Ahousaht, on an island off the west coast of Vancouver Island, when cell service was switched on for the first time.
CBC IN HONG KONG

Ear bitten off, pro-democracy politician sees Sunday elections as a way Hong Kong can express its anger

A pro-democracy district councillor who lost part of his ear in an attack earlier this month continues to campaign ahead of Sunday's local elections, marking the first time people go to the polls since mass protests began in June.

Forestry crisis has B.C. town hanging by a thread

A lumber mill in Mackenzie, B.C., is an example of just how interconnected the province's forestry sector has become, and the crisis it's facing as 25 mills have ceased operating this year, leaving more than 6,000 people out of work.

Fighting a bat killer: B.C. scientists testing new way to protect against deadly fungus

White nose syndrome weakens bats and can be fatal to more than 90 per cent of a colony once it's infested, but scientists in British Columbia are trying a new approach to protect the province's bats before they're hit with the devastating disease.
CLIMATE CHANGE

Electricity and water do mix: How electric ships are clearing the air on the B.C. coast

New regulations on emissions from the shipping industry have companies looking at hybrids and pure electric ships to save energy and cut pollutants - but many obstacles remain.

Vancouver police using same DNA technique that caught suspected Golden State Killer

Genetic genealogy has helped police to crack dozens of cold cases in the U.S., including the decades-long search for the Golden State Killer. Now, Vancouver police are the first force in Canada to confirm it's using the same technique to try to solve an old homicide.

Vancouver home's $2,000 cat door built as part of package to fight climate change

A super-insulated, radio frequency controlled, $2,000 designer cat door is just one of many energy saving features of a passive house being built in West Vancouver.

'Get the balance back': Amid seal and sea lion boom, group calls for hunt on B.C. coast

For the first time in decades, a small-scale seal hunt is taking place on Canada's West Coast — all in the hopes that it leads to the establishment of a commercial industry to help control booming seal and sea lion populations and protect the region's fish stocks.

Deadly ghost net entangles, drowns Fraser River seals

Ghost nets kill millions of sea creatures worldwide and this B.C. example on the Fraser River highlights a largely unseen global problem. Roughly 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is estimated lost or dumped into the world's oceans each year.

B.C. group wants to kill seals and sea lions to save the whales

The Pacific Balance Pinniped Society says the quickest way to reverse declining salmon numbers is to kill thousands of seals and sea lions on the B.C. coast.

'It's just devastating': Searching for tree-eating bugs and other signs of life in B.C.'s charred forests

After an area more than twice the size of P.E.I. burned in last year's record-breaking forest fires in B.C., scientists and loggers are back in the woods facing some unpleasant realities.

Eye surgery attempts to reverse years of blindness for Syrian refugee

A stranger's kindness brought this man to Canada. Now, his eyesight could also be restored.