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Tofino pursues $5 million gym

“There’s nowhere in this town where kids and adults can go and play sport and get out of the rain.”

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake reported off Vancouver Island

The quake struck 146 km west of Port Alice at 11:33 p.m.

West Coast residents react to massive LNG project proposal in Barkley Sound

Kwispaa LNG formally enters into the environmental assessment phase.

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Municipal flag ranking project sparks controversy in Tofino

Artist Roy Henry Vickers claims he never gave district permission to use the image.

Vancouver Island communities top voter participation in electoral referendum

Parksville-Qualicum, Saanich North and the Islands, Oak Bay-Gordon Head cast most ballots

Commercial fishing is Canada’s most dangerous job, report states

Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans gives recommendations to improve safety for fish harvesters

Killer whale calf found dead on Nootka Island only a few days old

Necropsy results show the calf may have died from maternal separation or other factors

Ucluelet’s new mayor and council get to work on restricting single-use plastics

Staff directed to develop a bylaw that restricts distribution of plastic bags and straws.

Cold snap coming to Vancouver Island, but get ready for warm winter

Islanders should expect overnight temperatures below freezing throughout the weekend

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District election irregularity goes to court

Electoral officer has asked for two area elections to be declared invalid

Vancouver Island job rate slightly worse than the provincial average

Greater Victoria records unemployment rate of 3.9 in October 2018

Murder trial of Chemainus man halted pending psych report

Justice Warren said it was essential to ascertain Colin John’s level of fitness to stand trial.

Why you should vote for proportional representation — and why you shouldn’t

Vancouver Island MLAs offer answers to electoral reform questions

  • Nov 22, 2018

Vancouver Islanders among B.C.’s most engaged on electoral reform

Parksville-Qualicum and Courtenay-Comox lead the province in voter turnout, Island high in general

Tofino child care picked for $200-a-month B.C. pilot project

I can only imagine that it must be a huge sense of relief for the 12 families affected.”

Outreach group ordered to stop feeding homeless on City of Parksville property

City issued Manna Homeless Society cease and desist order after complaints from public

Changes coming to BC Ferries reservations for Vancouver Island routes

Many customers are booking multiple reservations, inflating wait times