John McKinley

Emily Rogers

Healing ‘the sickest a child can ever be’

How Emily Rogers, the wonder girl of B.C. Children's Hospital, overcame being born with seven organs outside her body

Emily Rogers
The Baynes Sound Connector was recently delayed in order to allow the emergency transport of a patient from Denman Island

BC Ferries helped respond to nearly 340 medical emergencies last year

Crews trained in first aid, unscheduled runs or altered timetables help health care system response throughout B.C. coast

The Baynes Sound Connector was recently delayed in order to allow the emergency transport of a patient from Denman Island
The BC NDP has promised to increase minimum wage to $15 by 2021.

The bare minimum: B.C. election lines drawn over minimum wage

NDP maintain $15 rate needed to enhance the lives of the working poor, critics suggest move could hurt economy, spark job loss

The BC NDP has promised to increase minimum wage to $15 by 2021.
The Pacific hake are the most abundant groundfish off the Pacific coast of North America.

Vancouver Island fishing boat captain fined $10,000 for unknowingly violating license

Ian Jeffrey Garnier, 45, fined for fishing in a closed area, failing to properly record catch, and releasing fish contrary to regulations

The Pacific hake are the most abundant groundfish off the Pacific coast of North America.
Island Health has reiterated its commitment to patient privacy in the wake of the second breach in a month.

UPDATED: Island Health CEO pledges to do better after another snooping staffer fired

Health authority says confidential information about 34 Vancouver Island residents improperly accessed

Island Health has reiterated its commitment to patient privacy in the wake of the second breach in a month.
The marketing company Rethink has come up with this edgy branding campaign for the community of Bowen Island.

Welcome to Vancouver Island: or not

Is the time ripe for Vancouver Island communities to add a bit of brutal honesty to their marketing efforts?

The marketing company Rethink has come up with this edgy branding campaign for the community of Bowen Island.
Its unique mix of mix of wilderness and and ocean gives Vancouver Island a leg up on much of the competition when it comes to its attractiveness as a tourism destination.

Vancouver Island named top island destination

City of Victoria, Wickaninnish Inn, Bear Mountain Resort, Magnolia Hotel and Spa all saluted by readers of Travel and Leisure

Its unique mix of mix of wilderness and and ocean gives Vancouver Island a leg up on much of the competition when it comes to its attractiveness as a tourism destination.
Vancouver Island communities rank above the provincial average for depression and related illnesses.

Vancouver Islanders more depressed than other B.C. residents

Medical records show higher prevalence of depression and anxiety here than on the mainland, doctors uncertain why

Vancouver Island communities rank above the provincial average for depression and related illnesses.
A mixture of alpine terrain

Riding high on Vancouver Island

Cumberland and Mount Washington developments lead mountain biking boom in the hills and back country

A mixture of alpine terrain
Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer

Woman awarded nearly $50,000 for loss of daughter in 2011 Vancouver Island car crash

Court orders deceased father's estate to pay for the care 12-year-old would have likely given lupus-stricken mom in the future

Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer
People wait outside the entrance of the emergency room at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

UPDATED: Island Health rejects doctors’ plea to suspend iHealth at ‘hospital in crisis’

Use of electronic record-keeping system to continue in Nanaimo while health authority looks for ways to build trust, reduce fatigue

People wait outside the entrance of the emergency room at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
A motivational quote serves as the backdrop as medical information specialist Shannon Cragg demonstrates the use of the iHealth system at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Island Health CEO says suspending iHealth not the solution

Dr. Brendan Carr acknowledges issues, says adding resources and working with doctors is the best way to ensure patient safety

A motivational quote serves as the backdrop as medical information specialist Shannon Cragg demonstrates the use of the iHealth system at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
The Truck Loggers Association are surprised by the results of a recent survey of coastal B.C. mayors.

Optimism fading for coastal forest industry

Truck Loggers Association survey of mayors indicates nearly half aren't optimistic about the industry's future

The Truck Loggers Association are surprised by the results of a recent survey of coastal B.C. mayors.
Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer

Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer

Judge rules poverty no excuse for Van Nho Nguyen's fatal trip in unsafe, overloaded vehicle

Man gets 22 months for negligence after Ucluelet grandmother killed by boat trailer
Vancouver Islanders have become increasingly able to pour a pint crafted right here on the Island thanks to an explosion in the craft brewing industry.

Tapping Vancouver Island’s Ale Trail

Explosion of craft breweries turning beer into a tourism attraction

Vancouver Islanders have become increasingly able to pour a pint crafted right here on the Island thanks to an explosion in the craft brewing industry.
Planning a spur-of-the-moment family stay at a B.C. Parks campground on Vancouver Island has become increasingly difficult thanks to a record-breaking number of reservations.

Record demand makes it hard to find a provincial campsite on Vancouver Island

Long weekend reservations sold out, stays in most popular B.C. Parks campgrounds not easy to book until mid-August

Planning a spur-of-the-moment family stay at a B.C. Parks campground on Vancouver Island has become increasingly difficult thanks to a record-breaking number of reservations.
Court overturns lifetime of retroactive child support owed by absent Duncan dad

Court overturns lifetime of retroactive child support owed by absent Duncan dad

Appeal reduces payments to three years in Vancouver Island case, circumstances ruled not appropriate to precedent-setting award

Court overturns lifetime of retroactive child support owed by absent Duncan dad
The white badge on the Vancouver Island flag includes the trident of Neptune and wand of Mercury to represent the sea and trade

Vancouver Island Party lays out its declaration of independence from BC

Bridge to the mainland, free ferries, light rail part of newly launched political party vision for becoming Canada's 11th province

The white badge on the Vancouver Island flag includes the trident of Neptune and wand of Mercury to represent the sea and trade
The Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet — number five on TripAdvisor's list of the best things to do in British Columbia — is one of more than 130 projects partially funded by the Island Coastal Economic Trust

Island Coastal Economic Trust celebrating 10 years of giving away $50 million

Vancouver Island community treasure chest nearly empty and seeking a refill after 10 years of sparking economic development

The Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet — number five on TripAdvisor's list of the best things to do in British Columbia — is one of more than 130 projects partially funded by the Island Coastal Economic Trust
Increasing demand and limited supply have pushed housing prices way up in Vancouver and Victoria

Good homes available for less than $200,000

Vancouver Island housing price hikes restrained compared to Vancouver and Victoria, Port Alberni cheapest place to buy

Increasing demand and limited supply have pushed housing prices way up in Vancouver and Victoria