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The virus that begins with fever and convulsions, kills rabbits within 36 hours and has already caused the deaths of hundreds of feral rabbits on Vancouver Island and in Delta. B.C.'s chief veterinary officer says vaccines will be imported from France to curb an ongoing disease killing rabbits in the province.
The beginning of April kicks off with spring sunshine for Vancouver Island. Posted By: Ceilidh Millaron: April 01, 2018 In: CHEK, News, Weather. WATCH: The Island is welcoming April with partly sunny skies. Ceilidh Millar has your long-range forecast. Please enable Javascript to watch this video. Can you believe ...

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) - The death of a 13-year-old girl from Esquimalt has the province's lead physician offering assurances it's extremely rare for someone so young to die from strep throat. Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the invasive form of bacteria that killed Robin Carey ...
The First Nations Health Authority and Island Health are warning the public following confirmed cases of Vibrio cholera infection associated with eating herring eggs. Island Health it is investigating confirmed cases of cholera contracted by people on Vancouver Island after one confirmed case and ...
The First Nations Health Authority and Island Health issued a public warning on March 22 after four confirmed cases of cholera on Vancouver Island linked to the ... Health authorities are advising people not to eat herring eggs from French Creek to Qualicum Bay on the east coast of Vancouver Island.
Rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island: 'We have not seen this before'. A medical health officer said the individuals likely contracted the illness after eating herring eggs harvested on the coast of Vancouver Island. Share on Facebook. ...

Despite Tofino and Ucluelet's evolution into what many now call Hollywood North, a stylish retreat for actors and film execs involved in big-screen projects on Vancouver Island, the region--bordered by the 150,000-acre Pacific Rim National Park - has managed to retain its 1960's hippie vibe and ...
A nasty family feud has erupted in a million-dollar lawsuit with one cousin accusing others of cheating him out of his share of a thriving Vancouver Island fitness-club chain for the equivalent of a roll of loonies, $25. A former corporate solicitor at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Khaled Shariff claims in B.C. ...
The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the strength of the local food economy. Titled 'Island Good,' the initiative will run March through mid-September in Quality Foods, Thrifty Foods, Country Grocer, and 49th Parallel stores. In all stores of the ...
Actor Chris Hemsworth took time off from filming in Vancouver this weekend to catch some waves on the island. The Australian actor posted a photo of himself wearing a wet suit in Tofino. “Not sure if we're robbing banks or surfing but it's damn cold in Canada. Well worth it though, what a beautiful place,” ...
The Nanaimo Astronomy Society's guest speaker for its March meeting will discuss the history of Victoria's Dominion Astrophysical Observatory that put Vancouver Island on the map while mapping our place in the cosmos and, with a 1.83-metre aperture, was for a brief time the world's largest optical ...
WATCH: The clouds will start to creep in late Sunday across the Island. Ceilidh Millar has your long-range forecast. Please enable Javascript to watch this video. We'll be saying farewell to winter and welcoming spring with some sunshine on Tuesday. The clouds will start to move in during the evening ...
The survey of 1,200 British Columbians was taken for the province to gauge the knowledge and preparedness of residents of particular hazards to their communities. 250 people were polled from Vancouver Island and 80 per cent listed earthquakes as a hazard that most concerns them. An extended power ...
A golden welcome awaited Olympic champion Cassie Sharpe as her return to the Comox Valley kicked off community events and of course some time on the slopes following her impressive success at PyeongChang 2018. FOR THE FULL STORY. COMOX: 1,000 pieces of pi. Comox Valley student Jack ...
If you are a little further up Vancouver Island, there is the Comox Valley Farmers' Market, open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Native Sons Hall. “We provide a lot of variety for our customers, so there's something from the smallest little customer to the oldest customers,” Comox Valley Farmers' ...
An all-female taxi service is preparing to launch on Vancouver Island, in a growing trend across the country of women-specific transportation services popping up in an industry typically dominated by men. A group of female taxi drivers in Sooke came up with the idea of starting Women on Wheels ...
The province is providing post-secondary schools $5.4 million for new equipment for trades and tech students, with three Vancouver Island institutions among the recipients. Camosun College is getting $500,000 while North Island College and Vancouver Island University will each receive $310,455.

A Vancouver Island trucker is being credited with helping to save a woman's life after he spotted her lying on the side of the road on Tuesday night. Gord Price was driving along the Island Highway from Chemainus to Nanaimo when he saw a crumpled pile on the side of the road just after 12:30 a.m..
Sun pillar at Vancouver Island. By Deborah Byrd in Today's Image | March 14, 2018. Sun pillars happen when sunlight reflects from plate-like ice crystals, drifting through Earth's atmosphere with a horizontal orientation, gently rocking from side to side as they fall. Photo taken March 12, 2018, by Wally Roth, near Lantzville, ...
Island Health says Robin Carey, 13, had invasive group A strep when she died on Friday. The health authority on Vancouver Island has issued an advisory to those who were at Oceanside Baseball Camp in Parksville, B.C., with Carey last week, asking them to see a doctor if they experience symptoms ...
Two young children and their daycare giver are reportedly OK after they were allegedly attacked by a large sheep. The incidednt happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. when a the children and their caregiver stopped to visit Moses, a two-year-old ram that lives at a property on Grandom Road in South ...
Victoria police are investigating after a dead body was reportedly found in the Gorge Waterway Tuesday afternoon. Police said at around 2:20 p.m. that they were on scene near the Selkirk Trestle for a report of a deceased person. A forensic team could be seen on a dock near the trestle and the BC ...
Led by the Capital Regional District's 36-per-cent gain over the previous year, construction starts on Vancouver Island grew to a record yearly high of $2.239 billion in 2017, according to a report from the Vancouver Island Construction Association. “The outlook for the Island's construction industry is positive ...
“Southeasterly winds 70 gusting to 90 km/h will affect Victoria region near Haro Strait, southern sections of the southern Gulf Islands, exposed coastal sections of the Sunshine Coast and east Vancouver Island.” The strong winds aren't expected to blow over until Wednesday evening. Environment Canada ...
A Vancouver Island man accused of killing and eating a potbellied pig he adopted from the BC SPCA has issued an apology on Facebook asking for the public to stop sending him death threats. In a lengthy post that has since been deleted, Austin Manson Forget says he never intended to kill Molly, a pig ...
Lepage's talk focuses on the steps being taken by the industry to address climate change adaptation and mitigation in an urban context. A discussion will be held on current provincial and local regulations, protocols, and resources, along with specific examples from British Columbia and key industries.
Greyhound received permission to stop bus service in several areas of B.C. this week, meaning the bus company's two remaining routes on Vancouver Island — connecting Victoria to Nanaimo and Vancouver — will be scrapped. But Tofino Bus Services have announced that it will be stepping in to serve ...
A fort was situated at Yorke Island, north of Courtenay, from 1937 to 1945, with the intent of blocking Japanese entry to the east coast of Vancouver Island. Gilbert's presentation features both humorous and tragic stories, laced with romance. It provides a glimpse into what life was like on the B.C. coast ...
The city of Parksville on Vancouver Island was home to 12,514 residents in 2016, increasing 4.5 per cent over 2011. Qualicum Beach, French Creek, Coombs/Hilliers, Errington and Nanoose flank the oceanside community, known for it's summer tourism industry. The city's service and construction ...
Vancouver Island—or simply “the island” by the locals —is a destination that holds itself within mountain biking lore for its bountiful singletrack. Deep within this ancient rainforest you'll find a collection of the world's finest downhill trails, and it also serves as the training ground for local World Cup racer, ...
SEATTLE - The group looking to bring professional hockey to Seattle has taken the next step in the pursuit of an NHL franchise. The Oak View Group and its prospective NHL ownership group, led by billionaire David Bonderman and filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer, submitted its expansion application with the ...
A minor earthquake occurred on the Washington State side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Feb. 13, 2018. Credit: United States Geological Survey. A 2.6-magnitude earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon on the Washington State side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The earthquake occured around 1:30 ...
A storm system could bring snow to parts of Vancouver Island and Greater Victoria, says Environment Canada. A special weather statement says a potent storm system over northern Vancouver Island is expected to advance southward this evening, mixing Pacific moisture with Arctic air that has been in ...
VANCOUVER - Arctic air settling over British Columbia this week is expected to bring snow to the South Coast. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver, the North Shore up to Squamish, and eastern Vancouver Island. It warns that a storm system coming in from the ...
A Vancouver Island biochemist believes creativity is key to persuading more women to get into the field. Sunday marks the International Day of Women in Science, and the UN says women and girls continue to be excluded from the field despite efforts over the past 15 years to encourage involvement.
Environment Canada has issued special weather statements warning of snow for eastern and inland Vancouver Island. Significant accumulation is unlikely along the coast, but areas away from the water and over higher terrain could see up to five centimetres before Sunday morning. In Victoria, the forecast ...
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement late this afternoon, Feb. 10, advising that snow is expected Saturday night and early Sunday morning along the east coast of Vancouver Island from Duncan to Campbell River and areas inland. According to the statement, a weak weather system is ...
A scare at the Comox Valley Airport on Friday morning that caused some delays turned out to be a false alarm. A suspicious package was found onboard an Air Canada aircraft around 6 a.m.. Mounties and military police with 19 Wing Comox were called in to investigate. People at the airport were urged to ...
VICTORIA - As residents in parts of British Columbia dig out from recent heavy snowfalls and think fondly of spring, a farmer on southern Vancouver Island is cursing that region's mild weather and wishing for a cold snap. Ryan Vantreight is the general manager of Longview Farms, Canada's largest daffodil ...
A new bus service in two small Vancouver Island communities will offer on-demand service that include off-route pickup. The B.C. Transit service to the Comox Valley communities of Merville and Union Bay are intended to improve access in rural areas. Vince Van Tongeren, the policy and sustainability ...
VICTORIA -- As residents in parts of British Columbia dig out from recent heavy snowfalls and think fondly of spring, a farmer on southern Vancouver Island is cursing that region's mild weather and wishing for a cold snap. Ryan Vantreight is the general manager of Longview Farms, Canada's largest daffodil ...
Yesterday's fatal cabin fire south of Campbell River has been determined to be not suspicious. “Electrical space heaters being used inside the residence is the likely cause of the fire,” said Cpl. Ron Vlooswyk of the Campbell River RCMP, in a news release. The RCMP have confirmed that EHS was unable ...
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's political spat that has pitted bitumen against sauvignon blanc doesn't appear like it will have a direct impact on Vancouver Island wine producers, at least for now. Notley announced on Tuesday that her province will stop the import of wine from B.C. until the NDP government ...
A councillor in North Cowichan on Vancouver Island says it's time to introduce a code of conduct to avoid bullying and harassment in municipal offices. Al Siebring brought forward a motion to create standards for his council after allegations of harassment emerged from Nanaimo's city hall this week.
VICTORIA — The decade-old mystery of the whereabouts of a 52-year-old Vancouver Island man who disappeared in May 2007 during a morning walk in the woods has been solved, but questions remain. The remains of Lake Cowichan's Darreld Stanley Rayner, an experienced bushman who spent his ...
Tourism operators in Victoria are giving the thumbs-up to a deal that would see the province collect PST from Airbnb. Finance Minister Carole James announced the plan on Tuesday, saying it would collect about $16 million per year. On top of the eight per cent PST, Airbnb guests will also be charged a ...
The novel was also the second most popular fiction book across Vancouver Island Regional Library locations. “This book won the Giller and a Governor General's Award in 2016 and was nominated for a Man Booker Prize,” Hadziev said. “I'm sure it was on a lot of book club lists and the trend, in Victoria at ...
Officials with Island Health have confirmed flu outbreaks of Influenza A and B in long-term care facilities stretching from Victoria to Parksville. They also report confirmed cases of the flu in laboratory tests across Vancouver Island. This is bad news for the elderly and those with weakened immune systems as ...
Elaine and Rob Tuit hold their newborn daughter Hallie along with two-year-old daughter Jorie in this handout photo. The first baby to be born on southern Vancouver Island in 2018 made a dramatic entrance when her father helped deliver the little girl on family's laundry room floor. THE CANADIAN ...
Vancouver Island homeowners have received their property assessment for 2018 and they're up – way up. On average, single-family homes across the island were up 10 to 25 per cent, while condo and townhouse strata values saw the greatest growth of up to 35 per cent in some cities, according to data ...


 

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