Bethany Lindsay, The Fix

Bethany Lindsay

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Bethany:

Atheist Nurse Wins Fight to End Mandatory 12-Step Addiction Treatment for Health Staff in Vancouver

B.C. health authority settles human rights complaint with Byron Wood, who lost his job after quitting AA. → Read More

Emissions from fishing vessels have quadrupled since 1950, UBC study shows

Even as the volume of seafood caught around the world declines, greenhouse gas emissions from fisheries continue to rise, hitting levels much higher than previously thought, according to new research from the University of B.C. → Read More

Flexibility key as B.C. faces new wildfire reality, forests minister says

It’s been a trial by fire from day one for Doug Donaldson. When he stepped into the job of forests minister in July 2017, the province was already in a state of emergency because of out-of-control wildfires in central B.C. → Read More

Trusted caregiver jailed for stealing $260K from elderly B.C. couple

Fifty-year-old Antonette Dizon of Burnaby pleaded guilty earlier this year to a single count of fraud over $5,000, admitting that she regularly withdrew $1,000 in cash a day from the couple's chequing and savings accounts. → Read More

Banned B.C. investor who 'goes through women like popcorn' tries laying claim to ex's home

Kenneth Edward Smith is banned for life from the investment game. The B.C. man's former friends also describe him as a "true predator" who exploits vulnerable women and he somehow lost $100,000 that a recent love interest entrusted to him. → Read More

'It blows my mind': How B.C. destroys a key natural wildfire defence every year

Last year, 12,812 hectares of B.C. forest was sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate. It's an annual event — a mass extermination of broadleaf trees mandated by the province. → Read More

Union alleges grocery store worker swiped data in 'spiteful' defamation campaign

The union for B.C. grocery store employees is accusing a Vancouver worker of unlawfully breaching a membership database in a campaign to spread “hatred, ridicule and contempt” of the leadership. → Read More

Former NDP MP wins tight race to beat centre-right rival Ken Sims

For the first time in more than three decades, Vancouver has elected an independent mayor, choosing Kennedy Stewart from a crowded field of contenders. → Read More

Men, alone and at home, dominate drug overdose deaths

The vast majority of fatal overdose victims in B.C. are men, and they’re much more likely to die after using drugs at home and alone, according to a new coroner's report. → Read More

2018 now worst fire season on record as B.C. extends state of emergency

The B.C. government has extended the provincial state of emergency because of wildfires that have now burned more area than any other season on record. → Read More

The future looks grim after 2 years of devastating B.C. wildfires

For decades, scientists have predicted that B.C. would experience longer, more intense wildfire seasons as the climate warms. But the destruction of the last two years is still a bit surprising. → Read More

B.C. wildfires 2018: Thick smoke grounds firefighting aircraft

The thick smoke that's blanketed much of B.C. in recent days has forced some firefighting aircraft to ground and made it difficult to detect new wildfires, officials say. → Read More

Alleged ex-lover's claim muddles multimillion-dollar battle over Vegas marriage

The tangled tale of Peipei Li's brief nuptials with a Chinese millionaire has taken a new twist — the introduction of an alleged former lover who claims he had no idea Li was married when he lavished her with $1.3 million in gifts and cash. → Read More

Border guards have 'wide open' rights to search your smartphone, B.C. civil liberties group warns

For anyone preparing for a trip across the Canada-U.S. border, a new online guide from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association offers some sobering advice about digital privacy. → Read More

Scientists discover 'wonderland' of life on deep-sea mountains off B.C. coast

A previously undiscovered extinct volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of B.C. is home to many species that have never been seen by humans before now. → Read More

Flesh-eating disease leaves Langley, B.C., man fighting for life

In the beginning, the only sign that something was seriously wrong with Rob Erke was the pain and a small bump on his left shoulder — there was no wound, no scratch, no insect bite. → Read More

Toxic shock syndrome: B.C. teen's death revives an '80s anxiety

For women living in the 21st century, toxic shock syndrome can feel like a bit of a bogeyman — an ominous warning on your tampon package about a threat that almost never materializes. → Read More

Coast guard crew makes rare sighting of right whale off Haida Gwaii

For the third time this decade, one of the world’s rarest whales has been spotted off the B.C. coast, but scientists say it’s too early to say if the species is recovering from being hunted to near-extinction. → Read More

Health expert holds out hope for B.C. tax on sugary drinks

A proposal to charge PST on almost all drinks in B.C. seems to be dead on arrival, but advocates say they’ll keep pushing a more limited plan for taxing sugary drinks. → Read More

Homeopathy for autism 'certainly not based on science,' B.C. health official says

B.C.’s top doctor says there are “huge potential harms” connected to a homeopathic treatment based on the unfounded claim that vaccines cause most cases of autism. → Read More