Adam van der Zwan

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Front-line workers, chronically ill concerned about low priority in B.C.'s new COVID-19 vaccine plan

People with compromised immune systems and front-line workers say they should be among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine instead of the aged-based vaccination plan announced Friday morning.

Duncan business association looks to include Hul'q'umi'num language on street signs

The City of Duncan will be voting Monday on whether to include a number of Indigenous-language translations to street signs in the downtown core. The city's business improvement association director says they'll help combat recent racism in the community.

Pilot killed just days before end of Second World War honoured with new B.C. monument

Fallen B.C. aviator Lt. Robert Hampton Gray, Canada's last recipient of the prestigious Victoria Cross, is commemorated with a new three-piece memorial display at the B.C. Aviation Museum.

Physicist works toward forecasting rogue waves along Vancouver Island's west coast

Vancouver Island residents like Kyla Mcgregor, who survived being tossed by a rogue wave in September, welcome a system that can forecast massive wave events.

City of Victoria dismantles showers for homeless campers at Beacon Hill Park

Around 30 police and city bylaw officers moved into Victoria's Beacon Hill Park Friday morning to dismantle two unauthorized showers that were constructed by a grassroots community group earlier this month for homeless residents.

B.C. ecologist uses facial recognition software to track grizzly bears

Facial recognition technology previously used on humans has huge implications for managing bear-human interactions, says UVic ecologist who has developed software to identify grizzly bears.

Renowned Empress Hotel on Victoria's waterfront to close for 3 months to complete major renovations

Victoria’s renowned 112-year-old Fairmont Empress Hotel will be out of commission this winter.

Victoria hospital offers innovative same-day hip and knee replacement surgery

Dan Kelly, 71, says he was in disbelief when he left the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria three hours after a total hip replacement.

Trip wires found in multiple locations in Victoria, B.C., police say

Victoria police are asking the public to be mindful of their surroundings while walking or cycling in the Vic West and Burnside areas of the city, after trip wire was discovered in multiple locations over the past week.

B.C. First Nations schools take a gradual approach to in-class learning

As B.C. schools release their plans to return students to in-person classrooms next month, First Nations communities are devising their own plans they say will better keep their students and staff safe.