Yvette Brend

CBC journalist

Yvette Brend works in Vancouver on all CBC platforms. Her investigative work has spanned floods, fires, cryptocurrency deaths, police shootings and infection control in hospitals. “My husband came home a stranger,” an intimate look at PTSD, won CBC's first Jack Webster City Mike Award. Got a tip? Yvette.Brend@cbc.ca

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B.C. honeymooners who escaped Maui fire won't return unless invited out of respect for devastated community

B.C. honeymooners just back from Maui talk about their experience to raise awareness of what's happened to the people there. They join a growing chorus asking tourists to stay home and give the community time to recover from the apocalyptic fire.

Vancouver's fight to save its struggling Chinatown one of many playing out across Canada

William Liu is one of a growing number of people flocking back to the same neighbourhoods that their parents may have left years ago — for cheaper suburban land. That and other factors have left many of North America's Chinatowns under threat.

Sunshine Coast stress on the rise as temperatures heat up, water shortage threat looms again

It's been a hot, dry spring in B.C.'s Sunshine Coast region, and residents are eager to find solutions — including installing rainwater collection systems to mitigate against chronic droughts. Local officials urge other Canadian communities to prepare for the water shortages that come with extreme weather and deforestation.

Education assistant who set up OnlyFans account to make ends meet told to shut it down or risk firing

A B.C. school board is demanding Kristin MacDonald, 35, shut down her adult content accounts on social media, or risk losing the job she loves: helping special needs students.

You may soon be eating more gene-edited food with Canada's updated seed rules

Organic farmers say Canada's relaxed guidelines welcome genetically modified seeds and leave them no room to opt out, while biotech developers applaud the change, saying it will help farmers increase crop yields in the face of food insecurity and climate change.

So many people have dumped their pet turtles that it's threatening B.C. species, says biologist

Research has confirmed that invasive pet turtles are successfully reproducing in the same territory as the endangered West Coast population of western painted turtles. A tally of 19 south coast spots revealed there were 2.5 invasive turtles for every one endangered turtle.

Striking Hollywood writers fear AI will write them out of the script

Thousands of television and movie writers are picketing in Los Angeles and New York this week, demanding better pay, higher streaming residuals, job security and restrictions on the use of artificial intelligence or AI on creative projects.

Excessive screen time is changing our eyes faster than we can blink

Eye specialists say they are seeing excessive screen use driving up rates of myopia, dry eye and other vision problems — even in children. Some of the progressive conditions are irreversible and put people at higher risk for even more debilitating eye problems as they age.

Going to court without a lawyer? DIY law is on the rise

A growing number of Canadians are forgoing expensive lawyers and representing themselves, especially in civil court, despite warnings that it could cost them justice.

How the PSAC strike will affect Canadians

The federal government is warning of slower and in some cases delayed services as the Public Service Alliance of Canada declared a strike across the country today.