Roshini Nair

Roshini Nair is a writer for CBC News in Vancouver, covering news from across British Columbia. You can reach her at

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Fewer than 1% of British Columbians had coronavirus by the time restrictions eased in May: study

A new B.C. study, the first in Canada to report sero-prevalancy, has found a low level of coronavirus antibodies in the population between March and May.

West Coast Trail closed to overnight camping after consultation with First Nations

Parks Canada has closed overnight backcountry access to several areas in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve for the rest of the 2020 season.

Vancouver theatre scene faces its own racial reckoning

Vancouver's theatre world is not exempt from systemic racism, and some recent events have led to increased calls to do better.

EA Sports lends its recorded stadium sounds to bolster crowd-deprived soccer matches

The video game company Electronic Arts is lending its vast library of crowd sound to augment the broadcasts of real-life soccer matches played in empty stadiums due to COVID-19.

B.C. hockey team to change name out of respect for First Nations

The owners of the Saanich Junior Braves, a hockey team on Vancouver Island, have decided to change their team name out of respect for Indigenous communities.

Families 'so relieved' visits will resume in B.C. long-term care homes

Families react to the news that visitors will now be allowed in long-term care facilities across the province after months of restrictions.

Nursing student in civil suit against RCMP says wellness checks need to change

The Kelowna, B.C., nursing student who was shown in building surveillance video being dragged by an RCMP officer out of her condo and down a hallway before being stepped on is calling for change in police wellness checks. 

Lynn Valley COVID survivor and social activist, 91, raises thousands for women's group

Patricia Grinsteed, 91, survived the COVID-19 outbreak at the Lynn Valley Care Centre. Now, the social activist is "walking the walk" to help women's programs on the North Shore.

Organizations have much work to do to dismantle systemic racism, advocates say at CBC town hall

As organizations within the private and public sectors commit to uprooting systemic racism, advocates say these organizations have to be honest about how they are part of the problem in the first place.

An emotional Dr. Bonnie Henry urges family, friends to reach out to drug users after 170 die in May

Henry said one unintended consequence of measures against COVID-19 has been a worsening of the province's opioid crisis.

Vancouver city council formally apologizes for historic, racist actions around Komagata Maru

A motion to formally apologize for actions of members of the 1914 Vancouver city council and declare May 23 as “Komagata Maru Remembrance Day” in Vancouver passed unanimously on Wednesday.

Black student says police presence at school intimidating

Haleluya Hailu, a Black Grade 11 student at Burnaby North Secondary, says the use of RCMP liaison officers at her school intimidates her.

White people have to step up to identify systemic racism in Canada, labour expert says

The burden of identifying systemic racism and oppression shouldn't fall on people of colour, says a Vancouver-based labour relations specialist, who adds white people need to also take responsibility.

Vancouver's Chinatown lions defaced by racist graffiti for second time

The graffiti is being cleaned up and the city says it is looking at applying a protective coating to prevent future incidents.

BC Ferries cuts daily losses to $1 million amid sinking revenue

The publicly subsidized ferry service is reopening some routes after passenger number plummeted because of COVID-19.