Lyndsay Duncombe

Senior reporter

Lyndsay Duncombe is a senior reporter with CBC national news, based in Vancouver. She's been at CBC for more than two decades, with postings in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Winnipeg and in her home province of Saskatchewan.

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B.C. shelters turning people away in the middle of housing crisis

B.C. shelters are struggling to house the most vulnerable in the face of compounding crises: inflation, addiction, and a lack of mental health services. Homes are less affordable at all income levels — increasing demand for the most basic elements of housing: a mat, a blanket, and a roof on winter nights.
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Fatal landslide blamed on old logging road raises fears about hidden risks near Canada's highways

At first, Brenda Diederichs only heard it — the rumbling and cracking. As boulders and mud dropped 650 metres down a steep valley slope toward the highway where she was hunkered in her car, trees snapped like pencils.

Wood from B.C. forests is being burned for electricity billed as green — but critics say that's deceptive

The largest power station in the U.K., Drax, burns wood pellets sourced from B.C.’s old growth and untouched forests to create electricity. Scientists and environmentalists argue it’s a false solution to the climate crisis.

No token hires: Putting women in top jobs in men's sports is about winning

More and more men's professional sports teams are hiring women for the front office and the coaching bench, and experts say they bring not only experience but resilience after dealing for years with barriers and discrimination.

Want to do something to help the environment? Start by protecting land, charities say

As the climate crisis intensifies, and people's desire to do something in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges grows, the idea of buying land to protect it is a tangible way for people to take action — and not just for the ultra-rich.

Canada's veterinarians are not OK — overwork, pet owners, debt load leading to burnout

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association estimates that 30 per cent of Canadian veterinarians and 50 per cent of veterinary technicians are in the advanced stages of burnout.

2 B.C. doctors went on a COVID-19 speaking tour. Colleagues say their misinformation put public at risk

Some B.C. doctors say the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons is not acting fast enough to reprimand doctors disseminating misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines that they say could put the public at risk.

Promises, promises: After 4 years in the White House, which ones has Trump kept?

Donald Trump hasn't fulfilled every promise he made on the campaign trail in 2016, but the U.S. president has kept enough of them to fundamentally change the country. CBC News provides a bit of a scorecard for his four years in the White House. 

5 things to watch for as wild ride of U.S. presidential campaign really gets going

One year out from the vote that will determine whether Donald Trump earns a second term in the White House, the campaign south of the border is about to get much more frantic. Here's what you need to know to make sense of what's happening amid all the twists, turns and noise.

At rally, Trump tries to spin impeachment probe as attack on his supporters

At a rally in Minneapolis on Thursday, U.S. President told supporter that attacks on his presidency are attacks on them, the people who put him in office, writes Lyndsay Duncombe.