John McKinley

Pockets of power outages dot Vancouver Island following the fall's first windstorm.

UPDATED: Hydro crews restore power to all but 500 Vancouver Island customers

First storm of the season batters Vancouver Island's east coast

Pockets of power outages dot Vancouver Island following the fall's first windstorm.
Court upholds conviction after Nanaimo man claims 42-month wait for verdict unreasonable

Court upholds conviction after Nanaimo man claims 42-month wait for verdict unreasonable

William Michael Curry drug case among the first to respond to a new Supreme Court 30-month ceiling on trial delays

Court upholds conviction after Nanaimo man claims 42-month wait for verdict unreasonable
Mount Tolmie offers a fantastic view of Saanich

Saanich ranked Vancouver Island’s best city

MoneySense statistical analysis says immigrant-friendly community offers employment, health care, low crime and many amenities

Mount Tolmie offers a fantastic view of Saanich
Team Canada’s Sara Kaljuvee powers her way through Fijian defenders at the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Plate semifinal last year in Langford.

Vancouver Island connections strong on Canadian Olympic team

Several athletes and a handful of officials poised to take centre stage in Brazil starting this weekend

Team Canada’s Sara Kaljuvee powers her way through Fijian defenders at the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Plate semifinal last year in Langford.
A Calgary-born-and-raised Vancouver Island marmot surveys its new surroundings from a nest box shortly after being released on the island. The nest box is typically placed over a natural burrow until the captive-bred marmot is acclimated to help with the process of adapting to the wild.

Muskrat love has got nothing on the Vancouver Island marmot

Scientists playing rodent matchmaker having great success rehabilitating Canada's most endangered mammal, but much more work needed

A Calgary-born-and-raised Vancouver Island marmot surveys its new surroundings from a nest box shortly after being released on the island. The nest box is typically placed over a natural burrow until the captive-bred marmot is acclimated to help with the process of adapting to the wild.
Emily Rogers

Healing ‘the sickest a child can ever be’

How Emily Rogers, the wonder girl of B.C. Children's Hospital, overcame being born with seven organs outside her body

Emily Rogers
Victoria building manager guilty of assault, not attempted murder

Victoria building manager guilty of assault, not attempted murder

Judge rules George Earl Storry beat tenant with baseball bat, but not with intent to kill

Victoria building manager guilty of assault, not attempted murder
The Baynes Sound Connector was recently delayed in order to allow the emergency transport of a patient from Denman Island

BC Ferries helped respond to nearly 340 medical emergencies last year

Crews trained in first aid, unscheduled runs or altered timetables help health care system response throughout B.C. coast

The Baynes Sound Connector was recently delayed in order to allow the emergency transport of a patient from Denman Island
The BC NDP has promised to increase minimum wage to $15 by 2021.

The bare minimum: B.C. election lines drawn over minimum wage

NDP maintain $15 rate needed to enhance the lives of the working poor, critics suggest move could hurt economy, spark job loss

The BC NDP has promised to increase minimum wage to $15 by 2021.
Those unable to book a spot in one of Vancouver Island's approximately 1

Parks minister considering tweaks to camping reservation system

Mary Polak says B.C. needs more campsites, but in the meantime could take small steps to make it easier to secure reservations

Those unable to book a spot in one of Vancouver Island's approximately 1
Island Health has reiterated its commitment to patient privacy in the wake of the second breach in a month.

UPDATED: Island Health CEO pledges to do better after another snooping staffer fired

Health authority says confidential information about 34 Vancouver Island residents improperly accessed

Island Health has reiterated its commitment to patient privacy in the wake of the second breach in a month.
Its unique mix of mix of wilderness and and ocean gives Vancouver Island a leg up on much of the competition when it comes to its attractiveness as a tourism destination.

Vancouver Island named top island destination

City of Victoria, Wickaninnish Inn, Bear Mountain Resort, Magnolia Hotel and Spa all saluted by readers of Travel and Leisure

Its unique mix of mix of wilderness and and ocean gives Vancouver Island a leg up on much of the competition when it comes to its attractiveness as a tourism destination.
The marketing company Rethink has come up with this edgy branding campaign for the community of Bowen Island.

Welcome to Vancouver Island: or not

Is the time ripe for Vancouver Island communities to add a bit of brutal honesty to their marketing efforts?

The marketing company Rethink has come up with this edgy branding campaign for the community of Bowen Island.
Vancouver Island communities rank above the provincial average for depression and related illnesses.

Vancouver Islanders more depressed than other B.C. residents

Medical records show higher prevalence of depression and anxiety here than on the mainland, doctors uncertain why

Vancouver Island communities rank above the provincial average for depression and related illnesses.
A mixture of alpine terrain

Riding high on Vancouver Island

Cumberland and Mount Washington developments lead mountain biking boom in the hills and back country

A mixture of alpine terrain
Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer

Woman awarded nearly $50,000 for loss of daughter in 2011 Vancouver Island car crash

Court orders deceased father's estate to pay for the care 12-year-old would have likely given lupus-stricken mom in the future

Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer
The Truck Loggers Association are surprised by the results of a recent survey of coastal B.C. mayors.

Optimism fading for coastal forest industry

Truck Loggers Association survey of mayors indicates nearly half aren't optimistic about the industry's future

The Truck Loggers Association are surprised by the results of a recent survey of coastal B.C. mayors.
People wait outside the entrance of the emergency room at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

UPDATED: Island Health rejects doctors’ plea to suspend iHealth at ‘hospital in crisis’

Use of electronic record-keeping system to continue in Nanaimo while health authority looks for ways to build trust, reduce fatigue

People wait outside the entrance of the emergency room at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
A motivational quote serves as the backdrop as medical information specialist Shannon Cragg demonstrates the use of the iHealth system at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Island Health CEO says suspending iHealth not the solution

Dr. Brendan Carr acknowledges issues, says adding resources and working with doctors is the best way to ensure patient safety

A motivational quote serves as the backdrop as medical information specialist Shannon Cragg demonstrates the use of the iHealth system at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer

Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer

Judge rules poverty no excuse for Van Nho Nguyen's fatal trip in unsafe, overloaded vehicle

Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer