Vancouver doctor concerned long IUD wait times will lead to unintended pregnancies

A doctor in Metro Vancouver is raising concerns about wait times for intrauterine devices, more than a month after the province announced free prescribed birth control.


B.C. Zelda fans line up for blocks to get hands on new game

On Thursday night and into Friday morning, gamers waited in long lines to purchase the new Nintendo Switch game "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom," with some taking days off work in order to experience the long-awaited sequel.

Housing advocates say City of Vancouver should have notified them about tent removal plans

Housing advocates say the City of Vancouver should have notified them about their plans to remove tent encampments in the Downtown Eastside earlier this month, allowing them to help prepare supports for the people living there. 

Journalists' association calls out Vancouver police for lack of transparency

Brent Jolly, president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, says the limited access media were given to the clearing of a Downtown Eastside encampment was egregious and undemocratic.

B.C. tech companies scramble after collapse of Silicon Valley Bank

The collapse of California-based Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) last week is having far-reaching effects on the tech industry — including companies based in Vancouver. SVB held $200 billion in assets for firms in the technology and health-care sectors. 

2023 Oscars honoured diversity, but several Vancouver entertainers say more needs to be done

While this year's Academy Awards highlighted and honoured diversity in Hollywood, some say there's more work to be done to really embrace different perspectives.

From punk rock to acapella, Vancouver musician receives his first Juno nomination

Vancouver-based musician Ruby Singh received his first Juno nomination for his album Vox.Infold, which was nominated for global music album of the year.

'Music is everything': Musician, professor in B.C. shines the spotlight on West African music, dance

Kofi Gbolonyo, a professor of African studies and ethnomusicology in B.C., has long been a champion of traditional African music and dance from Ghana, Togo and Benin. 

Pink Shirt Day opportunity to reflect on harm to society caused by bullying, UVic prof says

As B.C. marks the 16th anniversary of Pink Shirt Day, one professor says bullying underlies many of the province's social problems, including domestic violence, dating violence, gang violence and youth suicides.

New memoir helps singer-songwriter Veda Hille see her mother in a new light

CBC’s Margaret Gallagher speaks with Rosanna Hille about her new memoir 'Swimming in Stories: The River of My Life.'

Climate equity working group 'disappointed' after Vancouver city council rejects climate justice charter

Members of the City of Vancouver's climate equity working group are disappointed after Vancouver city council voted against implementing the Climate Justice Charter.

Camilla won't be wearing the Koh-i-Noor diamond. This Vancouver artist wants the royals to give it back

A Vancouver-based artist is getting attention for a mural he painted depicting the controversial Koh-i-Noor diamond. 

Lawyers across Canada approve groundbreaking resolution to help prevent abuse of non-disclosure agreements 

Lawyers across Canada have voted in favour of a groundbreaking resolution that could help stop the use of non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, that protect abusive employers and organizations and silence victims of harassment and discrimination.

Walking tour explores the history of Vancouver's Black community

In celebration of Black History Month, a walking tour in Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood is revisiting five historical landmarks of the city's Black community. 

Long waits expected for Pap test results in B.C.

With the return to in-person health care, doctors are saying there's an unexpectedly long delay for Pap smear results. Some women in B.C. have waited up to six months to get their tests back.

Rare sight of a northern elephant seal birth caught on video

A volunteer resident on Great Race Rock Island witnessed the birth of a northern elephant seal pup just metres from his kitchen window.

Vancouver photographer's portraits feature 40 women over 40, celebrating life and beauty

Denise Lin photographed 40 women over the age of 40 with the goal of empowering women to feel confident and celebrate their lives.

New passenger-only ferry service from downtown Vancouver to Nanaimo plans to launch next summer

New ferry company rocks the boat with passenger-only service between downtown Vancouver and downtown Nanaimo in summer 2023

A teen was held at gunpoint in a Vancouver bank 51 years ago. The Saanich shootout took her back

Nearly one month after a fatal bank shootout in Saanich, B.C., a woman who survived another armed BMO robbery in 1971 shares her own story of healing.

How high gas prices are affecting the lives of British Columbians

With gas prices showing no signs of going back down soon, CBC News spoke with three B.C. residents about how the cost of fuel is affecting them and how they're trying to save money.

City of Vancouver cancels annual homeless count for 2nd straight year

The city said in a statement the 2022 homeless count will not be going ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a need to minimize the risk of transmission.

Vancouver PuSh Festival board apologizes for controversial firings from over a year ago

In summer 2020, the Push International Performing Arts Festival was plunged into controversy when its board terminated the jobs of two high-ranking racialized women, citing budget concerns. It is now apologizing.

B.C.'s River Forecast Centre understaffed, says new report

The report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says staffing levels at the centre that monitors the province's rivers and provides warnings for flood risk has remained unchanged for years, despite an internal warning.

Heavy storms headed for southwest B.C., threatening recovery from floods and landslides

Officials are urging British Columbians to prepare for heavy rainfall hitting southwestern B.C., this week, which could worsen an already precarious situation for that part of the province.

Vancouver council sends False Creek South plan back to the drawing board

About 171 people signed up to speak at Vancouver city council about a controversial plan to redevelop False Creek South, including many who live in co-ops in the area.