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Great horned owl family nests in laundry basket in Saanich tree

Great horned owl family nests in laundry basket in Saanich tree

A bird expert says it’s not unusual to see owls take over the nests of other birds — or even use human structures
Campbell River couple camps on legislature lawn after baby apprehended

Campbell River couple camps on legislature lawn after baby apprehended

Philip and Sonja Hathaway said they were first contacted by the ministry after appearing in news stories about their decision to live in a small boat they had built from recycling containers, water bottles and wood
Outdoor enthusiasts build packing app to help others prepare for trips

Outdoor enthusiasts build packing app to help others prepare for trips

Forgotten tent poles, sun screen and other essentials inspired system to track and share packing lists.
Birth control users finding limitations in province's coverage, but equivalents are available

Birth control users finding limitations in province's coverage, but equivalents are available

A couple of weeks after B.C. became the first province to make prescription birth control free, some people are surprised to find they still have to pay for their prescriptions or need to switch to an equivalent medication.
Toxic drug deaths: 'They don't seem to recognize the urgency'

Toxic drug deaths: 'They don't seem to recognize the urgency'

More than 11,300 people have died due to toxic drugs in seven years since B.C. declared a public health emergency.
Reality TV show highlights Vancouver Island's limited bus options

Reality TV show highlights Vancouver Island's limited bus options

Contestants in BBC’s Race Across the World tasked with travelling to Haida Gwaii without flying or renting a vehicle hit a wall when it comes to bus options on the Island
UVic study looks at why some people are more likely to prepare for a tsunami

UVic study looks at why some people are more likely to prepare for a tsunami

Men, younger people, renters and singles are less likely to prepare, while those who are community-minded and participate in community events are more likely
Animal tranquilizer found in only small portion of Island street-drug supply

Animal tranquilizer found in only small portion of Island street-drug supply

Of more concern on the Island is the presence in opioid samples of benzodiazepines, which, like xylazine, do not respond to naloxone.
B.C. Ferries adds 180 sailings for busy holiday weekend

B.C. Ferries adds 180 sailings for busy holiday weekend

Ferry service anticipates moving 400,000 travellers, and says it has a plan to ensure no last-minute cancellations
Conflict erupting on municipal councils stems from unprecedented pressures: experts

Conflict erupting on municipal councils stems from unprecedented pressures: experts

Analysts attribute recent council battles to everything from increasing demands on municipalities to erosion of respect for public office, lingering pandemic effects and lack of experience