Chuck Chiang

Trilingual multimedia journalist for print/online/radio/video. Specializes in Asia-Pacific relations with Western Canada.

Canadians ponder movie nights, camping offerings after baseball season cancelled

Minor League Baseball officially cancelled its 2020 season on Tuesday, an announcement that – while disappointing – also provided some relief for clubs like the Vancouver Canadians. “Part of it is...

Vancouver arbitration centre looks to aid court in civil-case backlogs

As the B.C. court system tries to play catch-up with the large backlog of cases disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, those dealing with civil matters in Vancouver have another option. The B.C....

B.C. sees 10 new COVID-19 cases, one new death, in last 24 hours

British Columbia saw 10 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and one new death in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, provincial health officer Bonnie Henry said in a release. The 10 new cases,...

Trudeau: Ottawa's negotiation position with China on detained Canadians' release not weakened

Ottawa does not feel its negotiating power with Beijing has weakened when it comes to the release of two Canadians detained in China in relation to the Meng Wanzhou affair, Canadian Prime Minister...

B.C. health officer to take over Hollywood actress's Instagram as part of global COVID fight

B.C. health officer Bonnie Henry’s profile continues to rise in the global fight against COVID-19, as the medical official will take over Hollywood actress Olivia Munn’s Instagram account next...

B.C. travellers asked to 'call ahead' before trips as First Nations communities may stay closed

Despite B.C. this week announcing it is opening up non-essential travel within the province, the area’s First Nations communities – and many others non-indigenous ones – may remain closed to...

Trudeau: Ottawa does not want wage subsidy to become "brake on growth and rehiring"

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Ottawa is worried about the federal wage subsidy program becoming a “brake on growth and rehiring” as the economy reopens, noting that will be the focus...

B.C. extends temporary layoff provision to a maximum of 24 weeks ending Aug. 30

The province has extended the temporary layoff provision to a maximum of 24 weeks ending on Aug. 30, B.C. labour minister Harry Bains announced Thursday. The move comes after a meeting between...

Vancouver's NHL hub bid ends after B.C. declines to relax COVID health rules

Vancouver - once a front-runner to host half of the 24 National Hockey League teams as a hub city in the league's restart plan - is officially out of the bidding process. The Vancouver Canucks...

B.C. unions, environmental groups and mill operators ask Ottawa to maintain limits on raw log exports

A coalition of B.C. unions, environmental groups and mill operators is asking Ottawa to reject a proposal by Mosaic Forest Management to lift the limit on raw log exports. The group, which consists...