Vancouver Island

Raven Coal's Defeat Is A Step Toward Sustainability

Torrance Coste | Posted 04.11.2016 | 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 03.06.2016 | 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

Sweet!

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 10.27.2015 | 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 10.06.2015 | 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.

Men Charged After Elk Shot, Abandoned On Vancouver Island

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The bull elk was shot and abandoned on Vancouver Island.

Cougar Grabs B.C. Toddler In Its Jaws

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"At first, we thought it was a large dog."

Cougar Attacks Toddler In B.C. Family's Yard

CBC | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada

Vancouver Island resident Travis Nielsen says the cougar attack on his two-year-old daughter happened so quickly he can barely remember what happe...

Inmate Accidentally Released From B.C. Jail

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Grant Barker was "inadvertently" set free Sunday.

What I Learned After a Year of Living in Victoria

Lisa Abram | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

It's not as straightforward to simply relocate across the country. The theory that all provinces are alike is misguided, even though we do share two uniting forces in this great country -- ice hockey and our health care system.

B.C. Coast Hit With 2 Earthquakes In 2 Days

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Both struck within 200 kilometres of Port Hardy, B.C.

Prehistoric Trees May Help A B.C. Forest Fight Climate Change

National Observer | Charles Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. is only in the first year of a drought. But already signs of heat stress to some of the trees are unmistakable.

Boater Dies After Sproat Lake Accident

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Another man was airlifted to hospital in Victoria.

Man Killed By B.C. RCMP After Alleged Threats At School

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The man was allegedly threatening staff at a Port Hardy high school.

3rd Tangled Whale This Week Runs Into Trouble In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"If it continues at this pace, we'll be seeing above-average numbers real quick."

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.