John McKinley

The sand and driftwood vistas of Rathtrevor Beach Park make it one of B.C.'s most visited — and expensive — campsites.

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

The sand and driftwood vistas of Rathtrevor Beach Park make it one of B.C.'s most visited — and expensive — campsites.
A ferry pulls into Nanaimo's Departure Bay terminal. Discounts on low-use runs such as the 30 per cent fare discount being offered by BC Ferries in March will become standard practice for the ferry corporation in 2017.

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

A ferry pulls into Nanaimo's Departure Bay terminal. Discounts on low-use runs such as the 30 per cent fare discount being offered by BC Ferries in March will become standard practice for the ferry corporation in 2017.
Trish Kostian

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

Trish Kostian
Scientific study may have determined much of the biology and psychology behind human attraction

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

Scientific study may have determined much of the biology and psychology behind human attraction
One of the more recent changes outside the parking lot of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is the addition of a lot reserved exclusively for patients and visitors. Issues tied to the enforcement

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

One of the more recent changes outside the parking lot of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is the addition of a lot reserved exclusively for patients and visitors. Issues tied to the enforcement
Const. Gary O’Brien inspects the large bank of community mailboxes at the corner of Jingle Pot and Kilpatrick Roads along Nanaimo’s rural western edge. O’Brien said it is typical of the boxes targeted by mail thieves.

Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP

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

Const. Gary O’Brien inspects the large bank of community mailboxes at the corner of Jingle Pot and Kilpatrick Roads along Nanaimo’s rural western edge. O’Brien said it is typical of the boxes targeted by mail thieves.
Wild pigs

Officials want feral pigs stopped before they go hog wild

NANAIMO – Feral pigs have been spotted on multiple occasions in the Barkley Sound area north of Bamfield

Wild pigs