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Company “devastated” by Vancouver Island teen’s death at fish farm

Mowi Canada West releases statement after Nanaimo’s Aidan Webber dies near Port Hardy

800-year-old Vancouver Island log ready for United Nations project

Language Revitalization Pole will be publicly carved, then delivered to the University of Victoria

Parks Canada seeks contractors for ʔapsčiik t’ašii (pronounced ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’) trail

“No relationship is more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.”

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Suitors lining up for Howard the Gnome

World’s largest gnome will soon get a new home on Vancouver Island

Ucluelet seal picks busy spot for catastrophic moult

Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society staffer discovers seal at Pat Leslie Memorial Boat Launch.

Vancouver Island water system at 50-year low

“Winter drought” has Comox Lake/Puntledge River system in full conservation mode

Vancouver Island police happy they can sweep minor auto accidents to side of the road

Police can now avoid paperwork, make getting traffic going the priority in minor crashes

Case of whooping cough confirmed in Duncan

Island Health sends letters to potential exposure sites in the area

Wolf sightings in Ucluelet spark warnings to keep pets safe

“It’s always best practice and safe practice to keep your pets on leashes.”

Tofino to ban plastic bags, set minimum charge for paper and reusable bags

Town says minimum pricing aims to avoid excessive rebound to paper and reusable bags

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fishermen, shutterbugs and hungry predators all out to capture silvery fish

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs in connection to provider’s ouster rejected in court

Tofino casts bylaw banning plastic bags and straws

Tofino and Ucluelet’s war on plastics rages on.

Whooping cough confirmed at Vancouver Island high school

Pertussis can be nagging and uncomfortable for teens, serious or even fatal for infants

Drought fears high, Cowichan Lake already at August lows

Officials asking for early storage measures with lake just 40 per cent full

Errington farmer receives death threats after two dogs shot, killed on her property

Woman says huskies were shot after entering her yard and attacking a goat

Vancouver Island teen in critical condition after being hit in a crosswalk

RCMP seek witnesses, dash cam footage after Nanaimo incident sends 17-year-old to Victoria hospital

Vancouver Island schools to see more than $15 million in upgrades

Province announces $206 million for B.C. school upgrades

B.C. Indigenous woman appointed to Canada’s gun advisory committee

First Nations and northern voices were both missing in discussions

Port Alice awaits word as few remaining pulp mill workers sent home

No word yet from company as to whether move marks permanent closure of dormant Neucel cellulose