Vancouver Island

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.

Homeless Man Finds $2,000, Turns It In To B.C. RCMP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The man will get to keep the cash if no one claims it within 90 days.

Safe Drinking Water On Vancouver Island Isn't a Guaranteed Right

Torrance Coste | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Torrance Coste

These communities are making heroic stands to defend their right to safe drinking water. But here's the thing -- they shouldn't have to.

50 Rabbits Seized By BC SPCA To Be Adopted, Not Butchered

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The rabbits were being raised for their meat, but weren't being properly cared for...

B.C. Floating Fortress Is A Whole New Level Of Living Off-Grid

Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Tofino couple's home is off grid, off land, and off the chain.

B.C. Teacher Sues After Student's False Rape, Torture Accusations

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk and Andree Lau | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The student's claims turned out to be lifted from episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

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

CBC | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.18.2015 | 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...