Vancouver Island

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

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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...

Pam Weighs In On B.C. Rodeo

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Pamela Anderson — one of Vancouver Island's most famous exports — is denouncing the local rodeo that's been around for 38 years. "Vancouver Isl...

GRAPHIC: Sea Lion Tangled In Wire Needs Help Fast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A helpless sea lion with wire tangled around its neck has sparked public outcry on Vancouver Island. Kiyo, as locals have named the animal, was fou...

Island Cable-Ferry Approved

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Ferries has received approval to build what could be one of the world's longest cable-ferry systems, but the service and the commission...

Woman And Pigeon Reunited

CBC | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Today, a Vancouver Island woman got the feathered reunion she's been waiting six weeks for. Sandy Bird lost her pet pigeon, Tweetie, in Octobe...

Young Boy Found Outside Hockey Arena, Dies

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

After being discovered outside a local hockey arena, 11-year-old Vancouver Island boy Caleb Kroffat was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced de...

Canada's 11th Province?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Just when you thought Turks and Caicos was slated to become Canada's 11th province, Vancouver Island comes along to try and steal the tropical thunder...

Don't Bank on Jobs From a 'Coal Rush'

Torrance Coste | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Torrance Coste

Last month, the Comox Valley Regional District, a municipal government on central Vancouver Island, received notice that two companies were seeking coal mining permits in the region. These permits don't necessarily mean the mines will be built, but they're part of a disturbing trend to resurrect coal mining on the Island -- a shift some locals are calling the new "Coal Rush."

The Best of Canada's Beautiful Beaches

Vacay.ca | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

One of Canada's best-kept secrets is that it is full of beaches. In a country with a world-leading 265,523 kilometres of coastline. At Vacay.ca, we have spent recent months combing the sandy spots of the nation, determining which beaches are the absolute finest and deserving of a visit from you this summer.

B.C.'s Archaeological Quirks Are Digs At Private Property Rights

Mark Milke | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Milke

The government has acted illegally. In British Columbia, the provincial branch of the government continually demands owners of property designated as archaeologically significant pay for archaeological work before any redevelopment can proceed. It's a government arm that deems archaeological finds as publicly significant and should not burden private property owners.

A Grizzly Adventure in British Columbia

Vacay.ca | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada
Vacay.ca

While the black bear is common in some urban areas -- with sightings even in Vancouver's suburbs as the bears search for ripe fruit from the trees and troll the recycling bins -- the grizzly bear is British Columbia's wilderness giant. Visiting with grizzlies in the wild had long been a dream of mine, and this spring we decided to head up the coast to see if we could view some of BC's iconic mammals.

Island Hiker Spends Night In Woods

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

SAYWARD, B.C. - A 54-year-old hiker from the United Kingdom is OK after spending a night lost in a remote area of Vancouver Island.The RCMP say the ma...

The Sunny T'Sou-ke First Nation Loves Solar Power

David Dodge | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
David Dodge

The T'Sou-ke First Nation developed a community plan that led them to build the largest solar photovoltaic project in B.C. and cut their energy use by 75 per cent. With this vision in place the T'Sou-ke tackled the challenge of energy self-sufficiency with gusto. A few years ago they installed 75-kilowatts of solar PV on several buildings.

Clark Visits Key Liberal Riding

The Canadian Press | Dirk Meissner and Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

OAK BAY, B.C. - As the leaders of B.C.'s four main parties prepare for a televised debate Monday night, Premier Christy Clark spent part of Saturday v...

Treating Biodiesel Like a Microbrew

David Dodge | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Business
David Dodge

As you walk into the Cowichan Biodiesel Cooperative's processing facility in Duncan B.C., it really does look like a microbrewery. Tanks, pumps, hoses and other assorted machinery are all reminiscent of the brew master's trade. But unlike the yeasty, worty smell that you get at a brewery, the biodiesel processing facility has the faint hint of French fries.

Vancouver Island Man Gets Life Sentence

The Province | Louise Dickson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver Island killer who boasted of torturing his victims has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 23 years for the...

Small Quake Shakes Sooke

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A small earthquake has rattled nerves and a few dishes on Southern Vancouver Island but caused no damage.The quake, with a preliminary magn...

Something Doesn't Feel Right About This Home Invasion

CBC | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada

Three men have been arrested in connection with a Vancouver Island home invasion over the weekend that occurred at the wrong address, police say. ...

B.C.'s Homeless Sent Packing From Progressive Farm

CBC | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada

A farm for homeless and drug addicted people on Vancouver Island has been told to evict its residents or face fines or legal action, two weeks after a...

Shotgun-Wielding Skipper Accused Of Losing It, Turning On Crew

CBC | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada

A co-ordinated RCMP effort rescued two crew members who found themselves trapped on a fishing boat off a remote stretch of B.C. coastline with an unst...

Motorcyclist Who Drove 300 Km/h On B.C. Highway Turns Self In

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia motorcyclist accused of racing along a highway at 300 kilometres an hour is now facing the slow wheels of the justice s...

Dawn Of The Bullfrog

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - British Columbia's rainy spring has been a boon to bullfrogs.Victoria-based amphibian hunter Stan Orchard says his efforts to stop the spre...

Unexploded Bombs From WWII Close Vancouver Island Park

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada

UCLUELET, B.C. - Part of Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island has been closed to the public because bombs left over from th...

Toddler Found In B.C. Backseat.. Beside Cocaine Stash: Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - Police officers in Victoria who stopped a vehicle with two suspected drug dealers found a toddler in the back sitting right beside a stash ...

B.C. Police Seize 300 Km/h Motorcycle That Went Viral

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada

SAANICH, B.C. - Police on Vancouver Island have seized the motorcycle they believe was featured in a YouTube video racing along the Trans-Canada Highw...