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Search underway for two kayakers reported missing near Sidney, B.C., say RCMP

Search underway for two kayakers reported missing near Sidney, B.C., say RCMP

NORTH SAANICH, B.C. — RCMP say two kayakers are missing in waters near Sidney, B.C., located just north of Victoria, and a search is underway.
Home away from everything: A beach house on a remote island becomes a 10-year retreat

Home away from everything: A beach house on a remote island becomes a 10-year retreat

Twenty years ago, kayaker John Dowd stumbled upon an empty beach house on Vargas Island in Clayoquot Sound, part of an off-grid, 10-acre stretch in a provincial park reserve
Squamish's sole boat launch faces further degradation and accessibility issues

Squamish's sole boat launch faces further degradation and accessibility issues

Advocate calls on Woodfibre LNG to fix launch; company says it is working directly with ‘operator.’ Meanwhile, the District is moving toward a new public boat launch solution.
Bracing for the summer season in the Squamish Valley

Bracing for the summer season in the Squamish Valley

From wildfires to waste, discover how Squamish Valley grapples with the challenges of conserving its natural beauty amid rising human disregard.
Accused in Humpback Road shooting found guilty of first-degree murder

Accused in Humpback Road shooting found guilty of first-degree murder

Alex Knatchbell was lured to a secluded area in Langford in January 2020 and shot 12 times.
Parents fight loss of nature-based school program in Mill Bay

Parents fight loss of nature-based school program in Mill Bay

Q’shintul Mill Bay Nature School is set to shut down at the end of the school year, so it can be used as a satellite facility for nearby George Bonner Elementary
Department of National Defence detonates old bomb near North Vancouver trails

Department of National Defence detonates old bomb near North Vancouver trails

Contractors have been combing the trails and woods near the old Blair Rifle Range looking for unexploded ordancance dating back as far as the 1930s
District of Squamish releases future tax rate for Woodfibre LNG

District of Squamish releases future tax rate for Woodfibre LNG

WLNG says discussions for a long-term tax agreement are still ongoing.
First Nation solar farm in B.C. expected to save 1.1 million litres of diesel a year

First Nation solar farm in B.C. expected to save 1.1 million litres of diesel a year

ANAHIM LAKE, B.C. — A First Nation in central British Columbia will build what the federal government says will likely be the largest off-grid solar project in Canada.
Stolen items found stashed in Nanaimo wooded area includes search-and-rescue group's tools

Stolen items found stashed in Nanaimo wooded area includes search-and-rescue group's tools

The Nanaimo RCMP’s Bike Patrol Unit has located tools believed to have been stolen during an early-March break-in at Nanaimo Search and Rescue headquarters