Darron Kloster

Minimum-age restrictions brought in for young workers in B.C.

Must be age 16 or 18 for some jobs; new regulations take effect Jan. 1, 2023

As gas prices spike, travellers still make plans, but closer to home

With gas prices spiking to a record $2.35 a litre in the capital region this week, many RVers are planning to keep driving to a minimum this summer — but that doesn't mean they won't be camping

B.C. electric vehicle sales tops in North America

13% of all new light vehicle sales in B.C. in 2021 were zero-emission vehicles — the highest rate on the continent on a per capita basis

BC Ferries offering free rides to Ukrainians displaced by war

Translators and host volunteers are also eligible

Papal apology ripples through Island First Nations: It's a start, but more 'actions' essential

First Nations leaders on Vancouver Island react to the pope's apology for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools

Cruise ship headed to Victoria had 'lots of COVID,' passenger says

“The whole 12th floor is an isolation ward,” said Ally Carol of Richmond, who boarded the ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her partner in late March for a 19-day cruise to Canada

Environmental group calls for tighter rules around ship dumping

One of the most at-risk areas in Canadian waters is the Scott Islands, off north Vancouver Island, says World Wildlife Fund Canad

Record numbers of orcas, humpbacks spotted in Salish Sea in 2021

It was a record year for orca and humpback whale sightings – and their newborns – in the Salish Sea in 2021. The Pacific Whale Watch Association, which has 29 member companies departing 24 ports...

Lonely Planet names Vancouver Island as a top-10 global destination for 2022

Island was ranked ninth-best region in the world by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022