Vancouver Island

Let's Make 2017 The Year Of The Forest On Vancouver Island

Torrance Coste | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Torrance Coste

Forest policy in B.C. is set by the provincial government, and there's an election in May. Neither the government nor the Official Opposition has called for a ban on old-growth logging. This puts them offside with citizens, businesses and municipal governments. The excuse they make is that they can't oppose any logging practice because we need to protect forestry jobs.

B.C. Boat Captain Saves Swimming Deer From Killer Whales

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The buck was heading straight toward four orcas.

B.C. Affordable Housing Plan Barely Passes For Band-Aid Solution

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be one of those folk that B.C. Housing Minister Rich Coleman believes has nothing better to do than get up and whine every day, but the B.C. government's affordable housing plan announced last week falls short. Sorry, someone had to say it.

The 'Coolification' Of Victoria, B.C. Continues

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Of all of Canada's major cities, Victoria would be considered the farthest away from cutting edge. But a tech boom, evolving music scene, rejuvenated interest in farming and craft food production, and a soft housing market compared to the sky-high cost of ownership in Vancouver has helped bring and retain more young people.

Will And Kate Will Discover Aboriginal B.C.'s Many Experiences

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have encountered, aboriginal tours of B.C. include wildlife-viewing opportunities, the chance to witness pristine nature, connections with influential artists, visiting a resort in wine country and taking a paddle in a canoe around protected waters.

Nanaimo Is The Hidden Gem Of Vancouver Island

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

A friend of mine recently moved to Nanaimo and she shared with me that it is a wonderful and often overlooked destination. I spent a few days in the Harbour City, and she couldn't have been more right: Nanaimo is a hidden gem.

Vancouver Island Should Be 11th Province: Former MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics

Move over, Turks and Caicos.

End Logging In One Of Vancouver Island's Last Old-Growth Forests

Torrance Coste | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Torrance Coste

Listening to the destruction of some of the last old-growth rainforest on Vancouver Island is tough, but it's not as frustrating as watching our electing officials turn their backs on this problem, as well as on citizens, local governments and business groups who want it addressed.

How To Spend 4 Days On Vancouver Island

Vitamin Daily | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Just a sea plane or ferry ride away from downtown Vancouver, we're convinced there's no better way to spend a longish weekend. Should you follow in our footsteps, here's what you'll need: A car to get around. Hiking shoes, sunscreen, a good camera and a pair of forgiving pants or shorts (the food is that good!).

Vancouver Island's "House By The Sea"

Vitamin Daily | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

If you're coming from the big city, there is nothing more detoxifying than taking in the aroma of Arbutus and Douglas fir trees as you meander the grounds of Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Spa ("House By the Sea" in Gallic). Established by a Scottish family in the 1950s on 22 acres of forested land, the collection of log cabin-style bungalows is rustic luxury at its best.

Qualicum Beach Is Rustic, Relaxing And Anything But Boring

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"Relax, it's Qualicum!" I heard this many times during my visit to this small Vancouver Island community, whose population of 8,900 swells to 16,000 in the summer. They boast the dubious honour of having the highest median age of any city in Canada. But if you think that means this is a sleepy, tea-room filled community, think again.

Raven Coal's Defeat Is A Step Toward Sustainability

Torrance Coste | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Impact
Torrance Coste

The proponents of Raven Coal failed because of their short-sightedness. A risky, 16-year coal mine project is unsustainable in every sense of the word and Central Vancouver Island rightfully rejected this model of long-term pain for short-term gain. So what does this mean, and where do we go from here?

10 Honoured For Saving Lives During Tofino Boat Tragedy

CP | CKNW, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. and Yukon Lifesaving Society awarded 10 people the Governor's Gold Award on Saturday.

Another Human Foot Washes Up On Same Vancouver Island Beach

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The BC Coroners Service is running DNA tests to try and identify the victim.

Shoe With Human Foot Inside Washes Up On B.C. Beach Again

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The shoe was found on Sunday, Sooke RCMP said.

B.C. Teacher Disciplined For Calling Student 'Taliban'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Matthew Pell agreed the comments amount to professional misconduct.

Vancouver Island's Most Expensive Home Has Its Own Peninsula

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Not bad at all.

Family Stumbles Upon Rare Fossil Of Flightless Bird In B.C.

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Experts say the animal was likely related to an ancient penguin or cormorant-like bird never before found in Canada.

Dolphin Species Spotted Alive In B.C. For 1st Time

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia


Vancouver Island Pot Shops Raided By RCMP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Mounties had search warrants for three different dispensaries.

Package Found In B.C. Driveway Explodes

CBC | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Two people were injured in the incident.

Glass Mansion In B.C. Will Stretch New Owner's Windex Budget

Emily Murray | The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

So many windows.

Multiple Investigations Probe Tour Boat Capsizing In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

A Transport Canada spokeswoman said the vessel was last inspected March 6, 2015.

Ucluelet Offers a Wild West Coast Adventure

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Travel
Mark Sissons

Long in the shadow of Tofino, its more famous neighbour to the north, Ucluelet is an unpretentious working harbour town that's becoming a popular wild west coast getaway. Today, it offers visitors everything from whale watching and kayaking excursions to fresh dining options, as well as a range of accommodations.

Cougar Chased Through Victoria Streets

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Officials say they hope to relocate the animal far from the city.