I'm Proud My Community Is Fighting to Protect Colliery Dam Park

Sarah Miller | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Colliery Dams is a heritage site, there are old growth trees, it feeds numerous streams and rivers, houses fish and numerous species of wildlife. People have spent over three years of their lives fighting for this park through every legal means possible feel like they have been left with little options to save this beautiful park.

Bad Blood, Seething Passions Corrode Some B.C. Town Councils

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Sadly, the civic mayhem isn't limited to staffing, it's cross-contaminated a few council chambers, sometimes making the Hatfield and McCoy feud seem like an episode of the Brady Bunch.

Choosing Local Food Is Casting Vote For World We Want To Live In

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Capt. Trevor Greene

One epicentre of the Vancouver Island local-food scene is a funky downtown Nanaimo restaurant called Gabriel's Gourmet Café.

B.C. City Councils Can Improve Through Core Reviews -- If They Stick Together

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

City bureaucracies are a bit like junk drawers -- they need a good purging every once in a while.

No Charges For B.C. Boys Behind 'How To Kill Your Teacher' Video

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The six-minute video was posted to YouTube and shows two boys about the age of 10 or 11 holding toy guns and discussing how to kill a teacher referred to as Ms. D.

'How To Kill Your Teacher' Video May Have Come From B.C. Boys

CBC | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Attempts are underway to identify a pair of young boys who acted in and posted a video that demonstrates ways to kill your teacher.   The boys, wh...

B.C. Muncipal Elections: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Saturday was a good day for local democracy in B.C. As one person noted online: "First time in my life I've had to wait to vote in a local election....What the hell is going on?" What was going on was that voters were coming out of the woodwork by the thousands in towns and cities across B.C. and it seems that those who skipped 2011 had one thing on their mind this time.

Fares May Jump If No Changes To Nanaimo-Horseshoe Bay Route: CEO

CBC | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan says ferry fares may have to go up now that the province has said no to possible changes to the service between Nanai...

What's Behind The Malaise With B.C.'s Local Elections?

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In Vancouver, less than one in five eligible voters re-elected Gregor Robertson in 2011. In Victoria, less than one in six re-elected Dean Fortin. In Nanaimo, Kamloops, and Prince George, less than one in seven elected their mayors.

Accused In Fatal B.C. Mill Shooting May Get Severance

CP | Cara McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - A man charged in a mass shooting at a Vancouver Island sawmill where he was laid off six years ago may now be entitled to severance pa...

Alberta Kidnapping Suspect Arrested While Driving Off B.C. Ferry

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - A 49-year-old man wanted on several kidnapping charges in Alberta is under arrest after driving off a B.C. Ferry.David Rogerson was ar...

Sex Trade Worker Allegedly Assaulted By Customer For Hours

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - Nanaimo RCMP arrested a 41-year-old man after an alleged sexual assault on a 30-year-old woman.Police say officers were called to a ho...

2 Killed After Homemade Plane Crashes Near Nanaimo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - Two people have been killed in a small plane crash near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwoo...

Barefoot 5'2" Nanaimo Woman Takes Down 5'8" Burglar

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - A feisty Vancouver Island woman is being applauded by Mounties for taking down a male burglar who broke into her home.Nanaimo RCMP Con...

SKETCH: Suspect Tried To Abduct Woman Who Stopped To Help Kittens

CBC | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Nanaimo RCMP have released a composite sketch of a man who allegedly tried to abduct a 17-year-old who had stopped to help some kittens trying to cros...

Woman Attacked After Stopping To Help Kittens Cross The Road

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - Police in Nanaimo, B.C., are investigating a bizarre early-morning attack on a teen who reported being thrown to the ground when she s...

Financial Reporting Season Opens At City Halls Across B.C.

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It's that time of year again, when local governments across B.C. grit their teeth and post their annual statements of financial information for all and sundry. Depending upon your perspective, they're either a veritable treasure trove of news stories or a minefield of PR disasters waiting to happen.

Former Mill Employee Charged In Deadly B.C. Shootings

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A former employee of a Vancouver Island mill has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Kevin Doug...

Greenleaf Marijuana Recall Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Dana Larsen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

It's another historical first for Canada's modern medical marijuana market, as the first batch of substandard bud has been recalled. Patients who have been using Greenleaf's product should be worried. Without more information, the reason for the recall could be anything from a minor risk to a serious one.

Strangers Pull Family From Highway Rollover

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - Police say a 38-year-old woman whose car hit a logging truck on a Nanaimo, B.C., highway, flipping upside down with her two young sons...

Heroes Lift Car To Rescue B.C. Baby

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Several people are being hailed as heroes for lifting up a car and pulling an infant to safety after he was struck by the vehicle in Nanaimo, B.C. ...

Hey Vancouver, We Don't Want Your Trash: Nanaimo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - An enthusiastic crowd gave Nanaimo, B.C., Mayor John Ruttan a loud cheer as he moved to snuff out plans to burn Metro Vancouver garbag...

Nanaimo Garbage Incinerator Would Spew Toxic Materials

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Capt. Trevor Greene

A massive waste-to-energy garbage incinerator is being proposed for Nanaimo, population 88,000, to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage. It would be located on a site roughly 50 kilometres south of downtown Nanaimo, but prevailing winds would rain toxic material all over a town that breathes air rated by the World Health Organization as among the cleanest on earth.

Emu Escaped In Nanaimo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - Emus are flightless, but that hasn't stopped one from flying the coop near Nanaimo, B.C.Lucy the emu launched its big adventure more t...

You're Losing Your Shirt On These Publicly Funded Projects

Jordan Bateman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Too often, these Economic Action Plan projects seemed like giant lottery tickets, bought with our money, and failing to pay off. Government -- federal, provincial and local -- should stay out of the way, and let investors take the risk on these "easy" money economic development schemes.