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Snowfall warning in effect on parts of Vancouver Island

A snowfall warning is now in effect for parts of Vancouver Island. Environment and Climate Change Canada says because of a low-pressure system on the south coast, you can expect up to 5 cm of snowfall from Fanny Bay to Campbell River. While snow may get mixed with rain later today,...

School districts trying to save Tribune Bay outdoor ed centre

Two school districts on Vancouver Island want to save a popular outdoor education centre. The Tribune Outdoor Education Centre focuses on multi-day outdoor programs for school and youth groups, along with families, adults, and corporate programs. Their goal is to promote environmental stewardship by teaching people in a natural environment. The...

B.C. teacher says music gives kids opportunities on World Music Therapy Day

With World Music Therapy Day in mind, a B.C. teacher says music plays an important role for students to work together and create something special. Jennifer Riley teaches high school students fine arts, music and English. She says that kids often are looking for ways to fit in with a...

Police identify truck used in Nanaimo crash 

Nanaimo RCMP say they have released footage of a truck they believe to be responsible for a collision that sent a 50-year-old woman to hospital in life-threatening condition.  Police say they have identified a white pickup truck that was around Milton Street and Nicol Street on Tuesday at 11:15 p.m....

Island arsonist handed six-year jail sentence 

A man who was charged with setting fires in Victoria, Nanaimo and Saanich has been handed down a six-year jail sentence.   According to the province’s Conditional Sentence Order website, Edwin Vikash Singh pleaded guilty to seven counts of arson damaging property spanning six months starting in February of last year.   Singh...

Humpback whales still feeling ocean ‘Blob’ effects nearly a decade later

A three-year ocean heat wave known as 'the Blob' appears to have caused a decline in the humpback whale population. A new study published in Royal Society’s Open Science journal shows the whales’ population declined by 34% from 2013 to 2021. Researchers say the 2014-2016 marine heat wave, the strongest...
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