John is happy to return to his hometown of Vancouver after living in our nation’s capital for more than a decade.
In Ottawa, John worked as a large-market reporter and producer, covering everything from all three levels government to stories of national interest in the region. His experience in the field has put him front and center during coverage of the tragic bus-train crash that claimed the lives of six people, and the attacks on the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill.
John’s creative storytelling and reporting has been recognized with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow as well multiple RTDNA awards.
John caught the journalism bug while working as an editor at the Ubyssey newspaper, as he obtained his undergraduate degree from UBC. He would later graduate from the Masters in Journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa.
When John is not proudly sharing the stories of this community, he enjoys snowboarding and will never say no to a pick-up game of hockey. Most of all, John treasures the time he has with his lovely wife and three young boys, Oliver and twins, Hudson and Parker.
The City of Surrey has appointed a general manager to oversee the transition to a municipal police department. Continue reading →
Neighbours claim the illegal Oasis House hostel is back in business even though a judge found the owner in contempt of court for using her townhouse for short-term rentals. Continue reading →
Nicky Cooper says he turned his life around before coming to Canada 13 years ago and has tried making up for his mistakes. Continue reading →
A Kelowna man’s trip to Vancouver to take in a Canucks game turned into an exercise in frustration after his truck was stolen. Continue reading →
Edith Cavell Elementary is slated for seismic upgrades, but parents are not happy about where their kids will be moved in the interim. Continue reading →
Project 529 has led to a 30 per cent drop in bike thefts in Vancouver and a 55 per cent decline in Whistler. Continue reading →
Emily Yu’s neighbours have been in a protracted legal battle with the homeowner over the 14-bed hostel she has been operating in her North Vancouver townhouse. Continue reading →
Mayor-elect Doug McCallum says he will put forward motions to bring in a municipal police force and scrap the light rail plan in favour of SkyTrain. Continue reading →
Gertie was brought to a sanctuary in Duncan, B.C. after suffering a brutal leg injury about three weeks ago. Continue reading →
B.C. education minister Rob Fleming says a worksheet titled a ‘Political Spectrum Case Studies” is ‘offensive’. Continue reading →
“Question No. 3 was, ‘Which person is racist? The… correct answer was ‘right-wing people.'” Continue reading →
A North Vancouver townhouse owner who has turned her home into a 14-bed hostel is being taken back to court by her strata. Continue reading →
Attorney General David Eby has launched new pair of probes into money laundering in B.C. real estate, horse racing and luxury cars. Continue reading →
The city its worried the food handouts could lead to an “entrenched homeless camp” in the park. Continue reading →
IMBY — which stands for In My Backyard — is an app-based service that lets investors buy shares in a home or condo. Continue reading →