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'The whole landscape has changed': Parks, trails and rec sites severely damaged by B.C. storms

'The whole landscape has changed': Parks, trails and rec sites severely damaged by B.C. storms

Access to some parts of the B.C. backcountry will likely be "restricted" this summer as assessments are still underway.
Fairy Creek camps wind down for winter, but search for missing activists continues

Fairy Creek camps wind down for winter, but search for missing activists continues

The Rainforest Flying Squad — the group behind the blockades — recently broke down the last of its publicly accessible camps near Port Renfrew due to winter conditions.
Ucluelet water supply line damaged beyond repair, district says

Ucluelet water supply line damaged beyond repair, district says

The water supply line running across the Ucluelet Inlet to the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ (Ucluelet) First Nation will have to be completely replaced, the District of Ucluelet announced Saturday in a public notice.
Politicians eager to see new model for hard-to-house rolled out on Island

Politicians eager to see new model for hard-to-house rolled out on Island

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says she’s “thrilled” with the new model, which aims to address the needs of people with overlapping mental-health challenges, substance-use issues, trauma and acquired brain injuries.
Island Ukrainians respond to looming threat of Russian invasion

Island Ukrainians respond to looming threat of Russian invasion

The online #StandWithUkraine campaign is meant to bring awareness to the looming threat of a Russian invasion in Ukraine.
Healthy, vaccinated people face only tiny risk of hospitalization from Omicron, Henry says

Healthy, vaccinated people face only tiny risk of hospitalization from Omicron, Henry says

Dr. Bonnie Henry’s advice: “All of us need to routinely check ourselves every day, self-monitor, and if we have symptoms that might be COVID, that might be influenza, that might be a cold, we need to stay home until we feel better. Right now, with the level of transmission in our ­communities, we all need to assume that we have been in contact with somebody with the virus.”
Young men that got out of SUV at Central Saanich fatal crash scene 'looked blank,' witness tells trial

Young men that got out of SUV at Central Saanich fatal crash scene 'looked blank,' witness tells trial

"I thought they were probably on drugs," court told
All but four containers that fell from Zim Kingston cargo ship still missing; beach contamination feared

All but four containers that fell from Zim Kingston cargo ship still missing; beach contamination feared

109 containers knocked into sea in October off coast of Vancouver Island
January provincial assessments cancelled for Grade 10 and 12 students due to staff shortages

January provincial assessments cancelled for Grade 10 and 12 students due to staff shortages

Post-secondary admissions will be not affected by the cancellations, the Education Ministry said, and those not planning on early graduation will be able to take their assessments in April or June.
Short-lived strike over after Seaspan Ferries, union reach agreement

Short-lived strike over after Seaspan Ferries, union reach agreement

Seaspan’s cargo ferries bring an estimated 50 per cent of goods to Vancouver Island, transporting everything from groceries to building materials.