British Columbia

trauma

I'm a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me the Worst Thing I've Ever Seen

As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know.
Alex Miniato
4.10.19
crime

Man Awarded £100,000 After Gang Rape During ‘Scared Straight’ Programme

The man, who was 14 at the time, was raped by five prisoners after a guard led him to a private cell during a judge-ordered visit in the 70s.
Mack Lamoureux
12.10.18
True North Crime

The Sex Scandal Between a Juror and Accused Murderer

Twenty years ago, Gillian Guess went from serving on a jury to appearing in front of one.
Meredyth Cole
7.23.18
Travel

A Single Woman’s Guide to Making Friends in a Hostel

Do: give that party hostel a chance. Don’t: worry about being slut shamed.
Mica Lemiski
6.25.18
Canada

'Island of Death': Canada's Forgotten Racist Leper Colony

"It's almost like a person's worst nightmare, really – just to be left to die."
Mack Lamoureux
3.22.18
Sex

Many Teen Girls Don’t Know They Can Get STIs from Lesbian Sex

A new University of British Columbia study looks at high schoolers’ brutal sexual health misconceptions.
Sarah Berman
1.12.18
Travel

We Asked People for Their Wildest Hitchhiking Stories

Sticking your thumb out is the original IRL Chatroulette.
Sarah Berman
12.8.17
Missing persons

A Young Woman Was Last Seen by Police, Then Never Again

Thousands of women have been reported missing in British Columbia. Emma Fillipoff’s mysterious disappearance shows why it’s so hard to find someone.
Tyler Hooper
11.28.17
housing

Residents of This Floating House Built from Dump Scraps Are Fighting Eviction

Neighbours have told them they’ll surely die in a winter storm.
Sarah Berman
9.12.17
crime

The Unforgettable Story of a BC Teen Murdered by Her Peers

Twenty years after Reena Virk’s horrific death, the reporter who knew the teenage girls involved goes deep on a crime that shocked the world.
Rebecca Godfrey
7.28.17
Stuff

Why a Former Top Indigenous Leader Is Starting Weed Grow-ops on Reserves

Ex-Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine wants to help remote communities cash in on a growing green-ish industry.
Cara McKenna
4.10.17
environment

Scientists Predict There Could Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Oceans by 2050

And British Columbia is bearing the brunt of this global epidemic of garbage.
Tyler Hooper
2.27.17
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