John McKinley

(John McKinley file photo)

Vancouver Island smacked hard with record-breaking heat hammer

Towns smash records yesterday with temperatures up to 6 and 7 degrees higher than previous highs

(John McKinley file photo)
Jordan River (John McKinley file)

Summer heat to continue this week across Vancouver Island

Environment Canada forecasting temperatures 5-10 degrees above normal today and tomorrow

Jordan River (John McKinley file)
Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Who’s ready for a little NHL action in August?

Podcast: Preview of Stanley Cup ‘play-in’ series amid COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Veteran B.C. journalist battles cancer through pioneering immunotherapy treatment

Veteran B.C. journalist battles cancer through pioneering immunotherapy treatment

Vancouver Island rallies around JR Rardon and family during stay in Seattle

Veteran B.C. journalist battles cancer through pioneering immunotherapy treatment
A plow clears snow from the parking lot at Tyler’s No Frills in Port Alberni on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Winter storm warning lifted for most of southern Vancouver Island

Schools open in Alberni, capital region, closed Campbell River to Cowichan

A plow clears snow from the parking lot at Tyler’s No Frills in Port Alberni on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
More than 100 people took the plunge in the annual Nude Bungy Jump fundraiser March 12 at Wild Play Nanaimo. (Kelsey McLean photo)

Nude bungy jumpers stretch annual Vancouver Island event to record heights

More than 100 take the plunge for the BC Schizophrenia Society at WildPlay Nanaimo

More than 100 people took the plunge in the annual Nude Bungy Jump fundraiser March 12 at Wild Play Nanaimo. (Kelsey McLean photo)
Ladysmith 49ers player Taka Osuna, right, drives to the basket against Parkland in the final of the Superball tournament at Wellington Secondary School in Nanaimo in January. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Vancouver Island boys high school basketball bragging rights on the line

Oak Bay, Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Victoria host Island championships this weekend

Ladysmith 49ers player Taka Osuna, right, drives to the basket against Parkland in the final of the Superball tournament at Wellington Secondary School in Nanaimo in January. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Don Denton/Victoria News February 12, 2019 - Piles of snow left by snow plows line the side of Broughton StreetTuesday morning following a heavy snowfall.

Vancouver Island Snowmageddon finally over?

Wet flurries possible, but school districts open, last night’s dump probably the last gasp.

Don Denton/Victoria News February 12, 2019 - Piles of snow left by snow plows line the side of Broughton StreetTuesday morning following a heavy snowfall.
Kids enjoying the snow day by building a sculpture, Feb. 11, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Back to school for Vancouver Island’s snow-covered kids, more snow coming

All school districts in business this morning but officials warn another 5-10 centimetres today

Kids enjoying the snow day by building a sculpture, Feb. 11, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Cowichan, Sooke, Nanaimo, Victoria, Saanich schools remain closed

Cowichan, Sooke, Nanaimo, Victoria, Saanich schools remain closed

Snowfall warning over, Comox, Campbell River, Alberni and Qualicum open

Cowichan, Sooke, Nanaimo, Victoria, Saanich schools remain closed
Victoria

And the snowiest community on Vancouver Island is…

Black Press reporters break out their tape measures to determine winter warrior bragging rights

Victoria
Nanaimo school superintendent Scott Saywell announces tomorrow’s school closure in song. (SD68 photo)

UPDATE: Vancouver Island schools and colleges closed Tuesday

WATCH: School superintendent delivers Snow Day message in song

Nanaimo school superintendent Scott Saywell announces tomorrow’s school closure in song. (SD68 photo)
A fallen fence in Ladysmith yesterday afternoon is a more ordinary example of the sort of widespread property damage caused across the Island by yesterday’s windstorm (Gerry Beltgens photo)

More than 90,000 remain without power on Vancouver Island

BC Hydro working around the clock in the wake of most severe windstorm in years

A fallen fence in Ladysmith yesterday afternoon is a more ordinary example of the sort of widespread property damage caused across the Island by yesterday’s windstorm (Gerry Beltgens photo)
(Facebook/Find Ben Kilmer)

Duncan man’s disappearance galvanized Vancouver Island

A look back at the search that tore at the fabric of a young family and close-knit friends

(Facebook/Find Ben Kilmer)
Wrap up your summer on one of Vancouver Island’s best beaches

Wrap up your summer on one of Vancouver Island’s best beaches

Big read: Fourteen picture-perfect places to catch a few rays this long weekend

Wrap up your summer on one of Vancouver Island’s best beaches
The air quality map for the south Island and lower mainland as of 6 a.m. Monday

Mid-Vancouver Island air quality risk very high

Residents of the mid-Island area went to bed last night and awoke…

The air quality map for the south Island and lower mainland as of 6 a.m. Monday
Clockwise from top left: Pamela Anderson, the Steller’s jay, Simon Fraser Tolmie, Cassie Sharpe, Rod Brind’Amour and a 70.5-pound chinook. (CP/Mike Benbow/VIFD file photos)

Test your B.C. Day knowledge, Vancouver Island style

Do you know your provincial bird? And other trivia all Islanders should know

Clockwise from top left: Pamela Anderson, the Steller’s jay, Simon Fraser Tolmie, Cassie Sharpe, Rod Brind’Amour and a 70.5-pound chinook. (CP/Mike Benbow/VIFD file photos)
The Victoria Accordion Club is based in Sidney at the SHOAL Centre. (Photo courtesy Victoria Accordion Club)

Accordion club putting the squeeze on Sidney

Second-annual Accordions-by-the-Sea goes in and out July 7

The Victoria Accordion Club is based in Sidney at the SHOAL Centre. (Photo courtesy Victoria Accordion Club)
As Canadian as Vancouver Island

As Canadian as Vancouver Island

You’ve seen the symptoms of being Canadian, how Canadian are we?

As Canadian as Vancouver Island
An aerial view over Oak Bay and the Marina. Oak Bay residents pay the highest taxes on Vancouver Island. Don Denton/Black Press

Taxing Vancouver Island

Big Read: find out which communities are paying the lowest and highest taxes on Vancouver Island

An aerial view over Oak Bay and the Marina. Oak Bay residents pay the highest taxes on Vancouver Island. Don Denton/Black Press