Some residents of the Vancouver Gastown neighbourhood are taking action and forming a community block watch group they are calling the Gastown Guardians.
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An award-winning journalist, Sarah joined the Global News team as a reporter and anchor in 2018. Currently on maternity leave, Sarah will host Global News at 11 p.m. Weekend when she returns to the newsroom in 2022.
During her time with the Global News network, Sarah has covered some of the most momentous local, national, and international news stories in recent history. In November 2020, Sarah joined Global National’s team coverage of the U.S. Presidential Election, reporting on location in Oregon and Washington State. In 2019, she covered Canada’s federal election from the Green Party headquarters in Victoria—on what would become a historic election night for the Greens, and Elizabeth May’s last as party leader.
In 2020, Sarah led the network’s comprehensive national coverage of the Wet’suwet’en rights and title conflict in Northern British Columbia—spending weeks on location in Smithers, Houston, and Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan Territory. The still-ongoing standoff over a polarizing natural gas pipeline, pitting traditional Indigenous law against the Canadian legal system, sparked protests and reckoning on Indigenous rights and reconciliation across Canada.
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Canada, Sarah led the network’s continuing coverage of the country’s first long-term care outbreak, at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver. In the years and months since, from behind the anchor desk and in the field, Sarah continued to cover the pandemic on a near-daily basis.
Other major news events that have taken Sarah on the road in recent years include the cross-country manhunt for notorious teenage murderers Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, which began in British Columbia and ended in Manitoba; the Enbridge natural gas pipeline explosion that forced the evacuation of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation near Prince George; and Canada’s only double-fatal grizzly bear mauling on record, in the Yukon Territories.
Before joining Global News, Sarah spent the first decade of her career with the CTV News network, based in Vancouver and Toronto.
During her time with CTV News, Sarah led the network’s award-winning coverage of British Columbia’s historic flooding in the town of Grand Forks in 2018. Sarah’s body of work, the result of nine days on the ground in Grand Forks and surrounding areas, was later recognized by the Canadian Screen Awards, the Jack Webster Awards, and RTDNA Canada—winning the Ron Laidlaw Award for Best Continuing Coverage in 2019.
Sarah also played key roles in extensive team coverage that earned multiple awards for journalistic excellence on regional and national levels during her time with CTV News: a BCAB Award for continuing coverage of the tragic line of duty death of Abbotsford Police Constable John Davidson, and an RTDNA Canada award for the network’s live coverage of British Columbia’s historical provincial election in 2017.
Sarah’s coverage regularly airs on Global BC, Global National, and on regional programs and platforms across the network. Her work and bylines have appeared in internationally distributed print publications and broadcasts—including CBS News, NBC News, VICE and VICE News, BNN Bloomberg, CTV National News and CTV News Channel.
Sarah studied Political Science at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, before graduating from the Broadcast Journalism program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
A fifth-generation Vancouverite, Sarah lives in Vancouver with her partner and newborn daughter.
There have been numerous warnings about cougars in urban areas recently. A two-month-old pug was snatched from a yard in the Tri-Cities last month.
On Monday, a customer at a Canadian Tire in Burnaby allegedly became belligerent after being asked to wear a mask.
Sandy Jack Parisian, 47, was arrested Tuesday night near Strathcona Park, and is charged with manslaughter.
Officials said the majority of the new cases in January are young people in their 20s and 30s who live, work and socialize together.
According to front-line workers speaking to Global News, two hospital directors and two other staff members not involved in direct patient care received “leftover” vaccine doses.
Gray died from a litany of injuries suffered during the encounter with police, including a fractured voice box, a broken nose, eye socket, and sternum, and a ruptured testicle.
“I’ve had about 90 stitches and staples.”
As of Nov. 1, the sale and use of consumer fireworks will no longer be permitted in the city.
North Shore Covid19 Information shares exposure events and test results in real-time.
Unifor says keeping casinos closed puts laid-off workers at risk of losing their benefits.
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BC Ferries said the change in protocol is meant to ensure the program is being used as intended.
Darius Sam managed to raise more than $30,000 for his local food bank.
Videos and photos of other women captured covertly across the Lower Mainland can also be purchased.