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Ashley Wadhwani-Smith

I began my journalistic journey at Black Press Media as a community reporter in my hometown of Maple Ridge, B.C.
I've had the opportunity, to which I feel great gratitude for, to cover important topics that hit home to Canadians, including the ongoing toxic drug crisis, wildfires and major breaking news events.
Today, I serve as editorial director, focusing on amplifying the words of our journalists across Canada and helping build community through our storytelling.

Email
ashley.wadhwani@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Ashley

18% are boycotting Loblaw as Canadians feel grocery inflation worsening: poll

18% are boycotting Loblaw as Canadians feel grocery inflation worsening: poll

Seven out of 10 Canadians polled said they are aware of the ongoing boycott
1 dead after crane incident in Vancouver

1 dead after crane incident in Vancouver

Crane load fell onto under-construction building
B.C. teacher charged with sexual exploitation, luring of student

B.C. teacher charged with sexual exploitation, luring of student

Jason Walker is a teacher at David Thompson Secondary School
B.C.’s first baby of 2024 born at 12 a.m.

B.C.’s first baby of 2024 born at 12 a.m.

The baby was born at Royal Columbian Hospital
Alleged violent sex assault found to be a scooter fall: Vancouver police

Alleged violent sex assault found to be a scooter fall: Vancouver police

Police investigated after viral social media post decribed extremely violent attack
Wind, rain and potential flooding prompt warnings in B.C.

Wind, rain and potential flooding prompt warnings in B.C.

Areas that saw severe drought, wildfires could be at risk for flooding
Eby condemns ‘disaster tourism’, equipment tampering as B.C. wildfires burn

Eby condemns ‘disaster tourism’, equipment tampering as B.C. wildfires burn

As of Monday, 386 wildfires were burning in province
OKANAGAN WILDFIRES: What you need to know for Sunday, Aug. 20

OKANAGAN WILDFIRES: What you need to know for Sunday, Aug. 20

Evacuation orders have slowed in the last 24 hours, but crews tirelessly continue to battle raging blazes
B.C. WILDFIRES: Non-essential travel to 6 Okanagan-area cities restricted

B.C. WILDFIRES: Non-essential travel to 6 Okanagan-area cities restricted

This is the first order under the provincial state of emergency
Fund started for those looking to help British Columbians impacted by wildfires

Fund started for those looking to help British Columbians impacted by wildfires

Canadian Red Cross has launched an appeal for donations
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