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The Island Through a Lens

Posted: May 23, 2018 at 12:59 am   /   V.I.

By Heather Froese I’ve always been inspired by photography. My earliest inspiration came from my older sister, Elizabeth, who was always taking sneaky candid photos of me before I could see the camera and pull my silliest face to annoy her.  But I wasn’t her only subject. Growing up on Vancouver Island also provided her […]

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When Trees Tell Stories

Posted: May 17, 2018 at 11:29 am   /   V.I.

By Sheena Robinson Photo top: seawolfadventures.ca Walking through the forests of Vancouver Island, it’s easy to become entranced by the density and beauty of the tall trees towering above you. Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, and Western Red Cedar are the most common coniferous giants here. They are a big part of what makes […]

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Allison Mackenzie at Dark Side Chocolates

Taking Their Chances

Posted: April 24, 2018 at 4:10 pm   /   V.I.

By Shauna Andrews Vancouver Island is a small nook in the world made up primarily of oceanside communities with a distinctly relaxed vibe. Perhaps that’s why more and more people are choosing it as ground-zero to take on the risks of an entrepreneurial adventure. The island’s casual, small-town comforts open the doors to new ideas, […]

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In One Word: Vancouver Island

Posted: March 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm   /   V.I.

They come from Germany, Egypt, Greenland, Finland, the United States — you name it. International students from all over the world arrive to study on Vancouver Island, whether at Vancouver Island University, the University of Victoria, or other of the island’s post-secondary institutions. They each experience their new, if temporary, home in their own way. Their perceptions are often shaped by the huge […]

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Fentanyl citrate

Deadly cocktail

Posted: March 5, 2016 at 11:08 am   /   V.I.

By Benjamin Everett Over 40 fentanyl-related overdoses have been reported in Victoria and Nanaimo since December 20, 2015, 12 of them fatal. The victims have come from all walks of life, but Paul Hasselback, Medical Health Officer for Central Vancouver Island, says that “it’s the younger ones that are the most tragic.” Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate […]

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From camp to campus

Posted: February 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm   /   V.I.

By Natalie Gates Noor Mohamed Maalim, 23, breezes in two minutes late in a crisp, white button-up shirt. With an easy grin and friendly greeting, he plops down two boxes of pizza on a table before his fellow club members. He grabs a marker and struts to the whiteboard where he jots a list of […]

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“They may put the aquaculture industry in Baynes Sound right out of business.”

Posted: June 13, 2013 at 5:01 am   /   V.I.

To the Introduction: The Raven and the Oysters: Mathew Wright is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the BC Shellfish Growers Association. LOUIS:         How many or what percentage of the oyster growers in the Baynes Sound area does your organization, the British Columbia Shellfish Growers Association, represent? MATHEW:   Sixty per cent. LOUIS:         How many full […]

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“The water treatment will assure that the quality of this water will protect the shellfish.”

Posted: June 13, 2013 at 4:58 am   /   V.I.

To the Introduction: The Raven and the Oysters: John Tapics is the CEO of Compliance Energy Corporation which has a 60% interest in the Raven Coal Project. The remaining 40% interest is owned by I-Comox Coal Inc. which is a subsidiary of Iotochu Corporation of Japan and by L.G. Investments Canada Limited which is a […]

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