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Jane Skrypnek

I'm a provincial reporter for Black Press Media.

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Recent Work by Jane

Heat wave highlights rural B.C.'s ongoing, pervasive ER closure problem

Heat wave highlights rural B.C.'s ongoing, pervasive ER closure problem

Residents in some smaller B.C. communities regularly have to travel elsewhere for emergency care
B.C. asks for out-of-province help as wildfire season heats up

B.C. asks for out-of-province help as wildfire season heats up

Emergency Management Minister says heat waves, drought conditions could worsen situation soon
B.C. teacher reprimanded over discriminatory jokes, offensive remarks

B.C. teacher reprimanded over discriminatory jokes, offensive remarks

Bruce David Russell singled out international and racialized students on multiple occasions
Families of Indigenous people killed by police call for B.C. public inquiry

Families of Indigenous people killed by police call for B.C. public inquiry

Monday marks the 3rd anniversary of the death of Jared Lowndes
Rescue of intoxicated cliff jumper from B.C. canyon prompts safety warning

Rescue of intoxicated cliff jumper from B.C. canyon prompts safety warning

Rescue came just three days after a man drowned to death at Lynn Canyon
B.C.-based Waves Coffee fined $31K for failing to run recycling program

B.C.-based Waves Coffee fined $31K for failing to run recycling program

Ministry says coffee chain has history of being 'generally non-cooperative'
11 people died of suspected heat-related causes in 2023, B.C. coroner finds

11 people died of suspected heat-related causes in 2023, B.C. coroner finds

Majority of people, as with 2021 heat dome, were aged 60 or older
Conservation groups appeal B.C. port expansion, citing threat to orcas

Conservation groups appeal B.C. port expansion, citing threat to orcas

Delta-based project will destroy 177 ha of salmon habitat, threatening orcas who feed on fish, groups say
Man who stole nude photos off B.C. woman’s phone ordered to pay her $5K

Man who stole nude photos off B.C. woman’s phone ordered to pay her $5K

Man also threatened to post the photos to social media, Civil Resolution Tribunal found
Do your research before buying some items secondhand, Health Canada says

Do your research before buying some items secondhand, Health Canada says

Many used items are great, but regulatory agency says buyers should watch out for damage, recalls and bans
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