Confirmation of unmarked graves and extreme weather made 2021 tough in B.C.

APTN National News video journalist Tina House takes a look back at the biggest stories of the year


From the tragic findings of children buried at residential schools to devastating floods and mudslides, British Columbia has had quite a 2021.

It was in late May that the devastating news of children being found in shallow unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School shocked the world.

This was also the year that the term atmospheric river became a reality for those living on the south coast of the province.

In December, an average of six people per day are dying from the toxic drug supply in B.C. according to the province’s chief coroner.

And wrapping a year-end review is the on-going pandemic.

With the new Omicron variant now taking over as the dominant strain around the world is spreading rapidly and is easily transmissible.

The provincial government has now enacted more restrictions to stop the spread of the virus.

But amid all those challenges, there were still heart-warming stories of community members coming together to help those in need.

Watch the full recap from APTN National News video journalist Tina House above.

Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.