Jesse Johnston

Jesse Johnston covers stories South of the Fraser. Catch him on The Early Edition every Wednesday at 7:40 a.m. @Jesse_Johnston

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70-year-old Surrey garage destroyed in fire will be rebuilt

An exact replica of Bulman’s Garage will be built to replace the historic Surrey building that was destroyed last month.

The Fraser Blues fly over Remembrance Day ceremonies every year. This is why they do it

Every November 11, George Miller leads the Fraser Blues as they fly in formation over Remembrance Day celebrations all over Metro Vancouver.

Surrey considers a place to go for people who don't have a place to go

When the sun rises over north Surrey, many people who’ve spent the night in shelters search for someplace where they can spend as much time as possible before they’re ordered to move along.

'Early mornings and late nights': Surrey hockey parents want council to address ice time shortage

Last year, Surrey city council put off building an already-approved rink in Cloverdale. Now parents hope they'll reconsider, saying the ice time shortage is so bad some kids are quitting the sport.

Car2Go keeps refunding this man with credit he can't use

Robert Chomiak has a complaint about Car2Go, one of four car share companies that operate in Vancouver. It keeps giving him money he can't use.
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Why mental-health teaching starts in kindergarten at this B.C. school

All the students in Leigh Koenigsfest’s kindergarten class at Boundary Elementary School in North Vancouver, B.C., know how to recognize when a classmate is happy or sad.

Vancouver man says he's 'stuck living in an unsafe home' after alleged renovation gone wrong

There’s a dinner table-sized hole in the wall that separates the kitchen from the living room in Wayne Morrissey’s apartment in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood.

Vancouver man escapes fire by jumping from 2nd-storey balcony

An East Vancouver man had to jump from his second-storey balcony to escape a fire that broke out in his home early Monday morning.
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What do you do if you want to sing and help people with disabilities at the same time? Start a choir

When Nicole Provost wanted to start a choir in her hometown of Abbotsford, B.C., she had a few things working against her.

Federal Liberals looking for first win in Kamloops in 45 years

Terry Lake has had some big wins in his career — he’s been elected mayor of Kamloops, city councillor and an MLA who went on to serve as a prominent cabinet minister — but he’s never pulled off anything quite like this.

Tight battle expected between high profile candidates in South Surrey-White Rock

During the 2017 byelection in South Surrey-White Rock, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was mobbed by hundreds of people demanding selfies when he made a series of appearances with Liberal Gordie Hogg. 

Police haven't caught his sister's killer, so Ed Peterson is trying to solve the case himself

Ed Peterson doesn’t want to talk in the common area of the temporary modular housing complex where he lives in Surrey.

Charges stayed against RCMP officer who fatally shot South Surrey man

Charges against the RCMP officer accused of fatally shooting a Surrey, B.C., man in 2015 have been stayed.

Homicide victims need more than a plaque to honour their memory, councillors say

New Westminster Coun. Nadine Nakagawa says a memorial for three vulnerable women killed in the city is an appropriate gesture, but she believes it owes them more than a plaque.

Why Vancouver's corner stores — the city's gathering places — are disappearing

Each morning, Harry Mah and his regular customers gather at his Vancouver corner store to drink strong coffee and chat. Scenes like this were once common in Vancouver, but rising property taxes have forced many independent grocers to close.