Justin McElroy, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Justin McElroy

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Justin:

Nelson has the highest homeless rate in B.C. — but not everyone agrees why

Nelson's debate over how to approach its growing homeless community shows the inevitable strains when mid-sized communities grow. → Read More

Metro Vancouver votes for change as long-serving mayors ousted by upstarts

Across Metro Vancouver, the message from voters was fairly consistent: people want the region to be governed differently. → Read More

Where do Vancouver mayoral candidates stand on climate policies?

With the region being ensconced in smoke for much of the week, we asked those looking to replace Mayor Gregor Robertson what they would do to keep temperatures stable. → Read More

Amazon's creation of 3,000 well-paid jobs could simply displace 3,000 other people

The debate over housing in Vancouver is so heated that what would have been considered a great news story years ago is now another worrying sign for affordability, according to some commenting on Amazon's decision to expand in the city. → Read More

'He has surely earned his rest': B.C. pays tribute to former premier Dave Barrett in state memorial

There were tributes and tears at the University of Victoria Saturday morning, as former B.C. premier Dave Barrett was remembered at on official state memorial. → Read More

Green Party pressures B.C. government to specify what 'moderating' housing market means

Finance Minister Carole James hasn't stated what metrics the government will use to define success. → Read More

Alberta ends B.C. wine boycott after B.C. premier announces court action on pipeline standoff

The two-week boycott of B.C. wine by the Alberta government is over, after the former said it would turn to the courts to settle a dispute over bitumen exports. → Read More

In NDP's 1st budget, housing advocates 'finally' get to see what B.C. government will do

What's the best word to describe the talk around the budget the B.C. government will present on Tuesday? Speculative. → Read More

Vancouver unveils new housing strategy for the next decade

The City of Vancouver has unveiled its full 10-year strategy for housing, with an emphasis on building and preserving rental units. → Read More

'Who owns this city?': why debates around Vancouver place names are divisive

The intervals in which this discussion happens in British Columbia are shortening, and will continue to shorten. → Read More

B.C.'s overdose crisis may be 'new normal,' no matter what politicians say

The public's attention may not be as focused on fentanyl these days, but the statistics continue to be staggering. → Read More

New rentals in Metro Vancouver a long time coming

The opening of a new housing development in Metro Vancouver is a Rorschach test. → Read More

Richmond, B.C., opts for persuasion over bylaws in campaign against non-English signs

After years of protests and contentious council meetings, a motion on how Richmond, B.C., should deal with business signs that don't include English passed not with a bang, but a unanimous whimper. → Read More

New wildfire east of Kelowna, B.C., forces more than 1,000 people from their homes

Evacuations are underway east of Kelowna, B.C., due to a wildfire that started Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Whale-watching boat hits humpback near Victoria, B.C., 2 injured

One person remains in hospital after a whale-watching boat hit a humpback whale near Victoria, B.C., on Monday. → Read More

New evacuation orders in B.C. Interior as large wildfires grow

The two largest wildfires raging in B.C.'s Interior forced two new evacuation orders on Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

25 days and counting: For people in B.C.'s wildfire zone, Trudeau's trip offers little relief

This isn't a normal disaster response trip — but then again, this isn't a normal type of wildfire situation. Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enters B.C.'s wildfire zone for the first time, meeting with emergency officials and others in Williams Lake. → Read More

Christy Clark, a polarizing premier, leaves the political arena with an uncertain legacy

It seems unlikely that time will smooth over the large divide between former B.C. premier Christy Clark's fans and her detractors. → Read More

John Horgan's cabinet sends message that experience matters

John Horgan has done what no NDP leader in BC has had to in more than 16 years: put together a cabinet. With a range of options from young stars to wily veterans, Horgan has weighed his choices towards those with experience. → Read More

Transition of B.C. government won't interfere with wildfire-fighting efforts

After 16 years under one party, British Columbia will have a change in government while dealing with one of the biggest emergencies the province has ever seen: tens of thousands of people out of their homes in communities across the Interior because of wildfires. → Read More