Rafferty Baker

Rafferty Baker is a video journalist with CBC News, based in Vancouver. You can find his stories on CBC Radio, television, and online at cbc.ca/bc.

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'It's not just a canoe to us': Squamish and Musqueam Nations launch 3 race canoes

Members of the Squamish and Musqueam Nations are celebrating the launch of three canoes to race in the war canoe circuit — two of them newly built cedar strip canoes, and one decades-old refurbished dugout.

Body of 24-year-old man who went missing in Fraser River found in Richmond

Richmond RCMP say they've found the body of Kory Nagata, 24, who jumped into the Fraser River Sunday night to retrieve a football.

How safe is flying during the pandemic?

Passengers flying into YVR were alerted to six possible exposures aboard airplanes in June, and Canadian airlines have dropped in-flight physical distancing measures. So how risky is it to fly during the pandemic?

Camper gets apology after B.C. Parks worker defends 'all lives matter' slogan

The B.C. Environment Ministry has apologized to a camper for how a member of park staff responded to a complaint about an "all lives matter" slogan scrawled across a road at Porteau Cove Provincial Park.

Woman in Nanaimo, B.C., claims police wellness check left her with serious injuries

Shanna Blanchard alleges she was punched by a Nanaimo RCMP officer, leaving her nose broken and teeth damaged after a wellness check in May.

Here's what to expect as B.C. enters Phase 3 of restarting its economy

B.C. entered Phase 3 of the province's restart plan Wednesday. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

Surrey minor hockey coach remembered 2 years after unsolved 'mistaken identity' shooting

In 2018, Paul Bennett was shot to death in his Cloverdale neighbourhood in what police called a case of mistaken identity. Two years later, his killer still hasn't been brought to justice. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said his death remains under investigation.

Adult rec hockey is coming back, but the rules have changed

The Adult Safe Hockey League is preparing to start a summer season in B.C. with major changes to the game.

B.C. health officials lukewarm on plan for WHL season starting in October

Health officials in B.C. can't say whether the province will be ready to permit the type of large gatherings suggested by Western Hockey League commissioner Ron Robison.

Investigation launched into death of BC Ferries worker in Richmond

A man has died while on shift at a BC Ferries facility in Richmond, B.C., in what appears to be a drowning, according to the union that represents the man.

Man found guilty of 1st-degree murder of Vancouver couple after judge rejects 'gaming consciousness' defence

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Laura Gerow found Rocky Rambo Wei Nam Kam, 29, guilty of two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Dianna Mah-Jones, 64, and Richard Jones, 68, in South Vancouver in 2017.

New WHO study confirms face masks are effective in reducing COVID-19 spread

A Vancouver infectious disease physician who took part in an international study to review the effectiveness of masks, physical distancing and eye protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19 says all three work, and now there's a clear document on the issue.

Chilliwack, B.C., homicide victim remembered as a gentle man

Charles "Chucky" Klose, who was found killed on Saturday night in a Chilliwack parking lot, is fondly remembered by those who knew him.

Park board vote could set plan in motion to permanently restrict vehicles in Stanley Park

A motion before the Vancouver Park Board on Monday night could eventually lead to a permanent change in how vehicles are allowed to access Stanley Park, as a temporary vehicle ban sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout the park.

B.C. vastly overestimates size of its old-growth forest, independent researchers say

A team of independent researchers has released a report that claims the provincial accounting of old growth trees is vastly larger than the actual amount of what most people would consider old growth.

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