Vancouver Island

BC Ferries Wants To Close Terminals In Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island

CBC | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Commissioner Gord Macatee says he's wondering if Nanaimo and Salt Spring Island both need three ferry terminals each.

Vancouver Island Mounties Charged With Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The two separate incidents happened at in jail cells at the Nanaimo and Parksville detachments.

Hockey Parents Banned From Vancouver Island Games

CBC | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association banned five parents.

Demolition Ceremony Set For 'Haunting' B.C. Residential School

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

St. Michael's was operated by the Anglican Church from 1930 to 1975.

Woman Pulled From Vancouver Island River Dies, Baby In Hospital

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A woman who was pulled from a river on Vancouver Island has died, while her baby son is in critical condition. UPDATE, Feb. 2: The coroners service...

B.C. Hockey Association Threatens To Ban Spectators Over Verbal Abuse

CBC | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association is warning its members it is considering banning spectators from weekend games. In an open letter, V...

Why B.C.'s Cowichan Valley Is a New Tourism Hot Spot

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

A good argument could be made that Victor Vesely is living life the way it's supposed to be lived. He has set about pursuing his passion while marry...

B.C.-Based Group Creates Safer Space For Queer Farmers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Gay not GMO." "Gender modified not genetically modified." "Fag fresh." Displayed at pride parades in Victoria, B.C., these slogans represent...

Youth Charged In Ladysmith High School Stabbing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

LADYSMITH, B.C. - RCMP in the Vancouver Island community of Ladysmith say a youth has been charged with assault with a weapon after a stabbing at the ...

Best of Canadian Food in 2014

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Fred Morin looked out at the gravel driveway and asphalt lane behind Joe Beef and said to me, "This restaurant wouldn't happen in most places. Not in California or New York. That's one of the things I'm most proud of. We try to keep things real and true to who we are."

Sad End For Runaway $7,500 Cat In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Exotic Cat strolling around Sooke..— Regan Smith (@itsregansmith) December 16, 2014 The mystery of an exotic cat on ...

More Weather Warnings For B.C. Following Island Mudslide

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

QUALICUM BEACH, B.C. - Torrential rain and strong winds carried by a series of weather systems have hammered British Columbia's south coast and more i...

Vancouver Island Mudslide Destroys Home, Traps Man

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - Firefighters on central Vancouver Island had to use chainsaws to free a man trapped inside his home that was partially buried by a mud...

Waves Of Storms Drench B.C.

CBC | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A second wave of a powerful subtropical storm is set to pound the West Coast today with high winds on Vancouver Island, and another round of heavy rai...

Goats On a Roof and More Curiosities on Vancouver Island

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

More than one million visitors arrive every year to see this accidental tourist attraction. The goats first appeared 40 years ago, when the Coombs market was built by Norwegian immigrants who had grown up with sod roofs and wanted to bring that feature to their adopted country.

WWII Airmen Missing For 72 Years Laid To Rest In B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Four lost airmen have finally been laid to rest — 72 years after they disappeared while on a Second World War training mission on Vancouv...

B.C. Teen With Rare Cancer Sends Important Reminder In Video

The Huffington Post B.C. | Hillary Nguyen-Don | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A 14-year-old Vancouver Island girl with a rare liver cancer has made a video to encourage others to donate their organs after they die. Tessa Will...

'When These Guys Turn Up, They Really Put On A Show'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Whale-watching boats are reporting a boom in rare sightings of Pacific white-sided dolphins off the coast of Vancouver Island and the San Juan Islands...

LOOK: B.C. Killer Whales From A Whole New Angle

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For the first time, drones have been used in killer whale research, giving scientists in B.C. a clearer picture of the mammals' health and development...

Island Restaurant Ends No-Tip Policy

Times Colonist | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Less than three months into life as one of Canada's first no-tipping restaurants, the Smoke 'n Water restaurant in Parksville has returned to the main...

WATCH: Bald Eagles Have A Feast On Vancouver Island

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Bald eagles are pretty majestic to watch. Now feast your eyes on dozens of them... feasting. Sean Mitro recorded this close-up video of bald eagles...

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...

Deciding Between A Leasehold And A Freehold Property

Atrina Kouroshnia | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Atrina Kouroshnia

In some areas of B.C., buyers have the option to purchase freehold or leasehold properties. Vancouver's West End has leasehold condos, for instance, while False Creek, Fairview Slopes, and Point Grey offer leasehold town homes and detached houses. You might also see listings for leasehold properties on Vancouver Island in James Bay and other areas. However, it's important to understand the financing implications of a leasehold property before making an offer.


The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Despite a frog hunter's warnings as far back as 2006, it appears an invasion of giant bullfrogs is spreading on Vancouver Island. Russ Schut caught...