John McKinley

Assisted suicide debate finds Vancouver Island battleground

Authorities will have to decide if service should be provided at St. Joseph's Comox and other faith-based hospitals

No new LNG expansion pending from FortisBC on Vancouver Island

Firm says no deal in place with Alaskan applicant, existing Mt. Hayes plant near Nanaimo Airport not suitable for export proposal.

First Nations heroes and Spanish beauties: a history of Vancouver Island place names

Communities often named after explorers or because of pre-colonial characteristics

Dziekanski Mountie files suit alleging RCMP made him a scapegoat

Nanaimo RCMP officer says he suffered irreparable harm from the force's statements and actions in the wake of 2007 Taser death

Special report: Gender neutral conversation shifting into drive

Vancouver Island schools have not traditionally been a welcoming place for transgender students but that may be changing

Bloom returns to Island wilderness

One woman's conservation dream preserved in Clayoquot Sound through donation to Nature Conservancy of Canada

Program battles poverty with free post-secondary education

Vancouver Island University only institution in the country to dedicate full-time staffer to connecting poorer families to learning bond.

Falling for the Island’s accessible waterfalls

Outdoor blogger lists 17 waterfalls worth a family-friendly walk in the woods on the central east coast of Vancouver Island

Cold remedy lawsuit seeks class-action certification

Vancouver Island man to act as lead plaintiff in case against the makers of Cold-Fx

Sexually transmitted infections on the rise on Vancouver Island

Island Health launches online option to help encourage more testing, particularly aimed at younger residents

Passion fuels fire in the belly of the Dragons

Producers of popular business reality show Dragons' Den looking for good TV as much as they are good investments

A welcoming shift in First Nations education

Vancouver Island aboriginal students seeing improved graduation rates thanks in part to a more inclusive school culture

Vancouver Island park users paying a premium

Despite not being affected by recent hikes, Rathtrevor, Gordon Bay and Goldstream still among most expensive overnight stays in the province

Steelhead still bullish on LNG plans for Vancouver Island

Company confident market issues will have passed by the time proposed export facilities near Alberni and Mill Bay ready to go

Variable ferry pricing to become a permanent fixture next year

Ongoing promotions helping BC Ferries determine which discounts will work best on which routes in time for 2017 launch

Wheels turn for dedicated Vancouver Island cycle route

Coalition seeks support for tourist-friendly bike path from Mill Bay to Comox, showcasing seasides, countrysides and urban oases

The science of attraction

Author says what people find attractive is a complex cocktail of biology and environment that is almost certainly unique to each individual

Officer awaits fate as snoozing bear cubs on track for return to the wild

Jordan and Athena healthy and happy at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre while arbitrator determines future of Bryce Casavant

To pay or not to pay: a question of good health

Island Health users and officials debate the need for pay parking at Vancouver Island hospitals

Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP

NANAIMO – Identity theft a prime motivation as rural community boxes being targeted up and down Vancouver Island.