John McKinley

Police have had all they can eat of bad drivers

Too many cars on the road still being steered by distracted people behind the wheel

Change sought for inmates on doggie death row

Advocates on both sides seeking amendments to the laws governing how communities designate and deal with dangerous dogs

Is your community bike-friendly enough?

Lobby points to health, environment, traffic benefits while pushing hard for the cyclefication of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island insider: trips you may not have considered

Nineteen (or 20) experiences you may not have considered, right in your backyard

Tip advisor: Or what I learned from visiting the worst-ranked restaurant on Vancouver Island

Commentary: Online reviews increasingly becoming the lifeblood of the hospitality industry

Allure of pot brownies raising red flags

Vancouver Island social workers want to make sure legalized marijuana doesn't come with unintended consequences for children

Taking care of business: uncertainty colours Vancouver Island pot shop wave

Communities responding in different ways as entrepreneurs line up to take advantage of looming new pot laws

Bear cub-saving CO abandons battle for reinstatement

Bryce Casavant content with other employment options after refusal to shoot cubs thrust him into international spotlight

Vancouver Island rejects northern plea for free hospital parking

North Island push to stop parking fees at new Courtenay and Campbell River hospitals fails to gain support

Vancouver Island commits to rail review, not sure of exactly what or how

Local government endorses close look at Island Corridor Foundation while

Vancouver Island docs hope declaration of emergency can help stem overdose tide

The province has declared an unprecedented state of emergency in response to an epidemic of drug related deaths so far this year

Maternity leave furor could give birth to new legislation

Vancouver Island politicians urge province to close loophole that leaves elected officials without parental rights

AVICC: Delegates support rail funding motion

NANAIMO – Majority of AVICC attendees vote to urge federal government to release funding for track repairs.

Vancouver Island water watchers relax as solid snowpack confirmed

Provincial government officials say snow levels in the mountains are almost exactly where they should be

Incoming: a look at Vancouver Island incomes

People's paycheques are smaller in Alberni and Cowichan Lake, larger in the Greater Victoria area

Vancouver Island trail and rail plans running on parallel tracks

Handful of trails growing along rail corridor, officials see possibilities piggybacking trail users and train riders

Derailed? A detailed look at the state of Vancouver Island rail service

Observers wondering if a recent series of setbacks could mean the end of the line for the E&N railway

Living in the aftermath of suicide

Perseverance and the the ability to unload feelings in a non-judgmental environment key to the healing of close friends and family

Ski run safety largely self-regulated in B.C.

Outside of lift activity, government leaves individual resorts alone to set and enforce their own safety standards

Vancouver Island elk making a comeback

First Nations and non-First Nations hunters praising government management plan that has herds at highest population in a generation