Kathryn Marlow


Kathryn Marlow is a reporter for CBC Victoria. She covers stories in greater Victoria, and across the whole Vancouver Island region. You can reach her at kathryn.marlow@cbc.ca.

Latest from Kathryn Marlow

The District of Saanich is looking for ways to build more housing — and make it affordable

As an urgent need for housing continues in greater Victoria, its largest municipality is exploring ideas to get more housing built, for people of all income levels.

B.C. Ferries launches app for reservations, schedules and service alerts

B.C. Ferries has launched its first app, which it says travellers can use to check schedules and current conditions, make reservations, and get alerts about service changes. 

School in Greater Victoria will get new Lekwungen name

An elementary school in Victoria will have a new name in the coming years — and that name will be in Lekwungen, the language of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations on whose traditional territory the school sits. 

Hugs, smiles and tears greet Nuxalk totem pole as it leaves Victoria, B.C., museum

A totem pole belonging to the Nuxalk Nation is going home to the central coast of B.C., more than 100 years after it was taken. It has been on display in the Royal British Columbia Museum, but is being repatriated four years after the nation first asked for it back.

Victoria could see referendum on replacing the city's only public pool

Two City of Victoria councillors say it's time to start talking about replacing Crystal Pool again.

Port Hardy, B.C., doctor temporarily suspended from working in emergency room

A doctor on north Vancouver Island who has been outspoken against Island Health has had his emergency room privileges suspended. He says it’s because he’s been calling for a health authority official to resign, but the official says the authority is investigating complaints about patient safety.

Boxes of books by Black authors bring more representation to Victoria-area schools

A local community group has assembled boxes of books by Black authors, featuring Black characters, to lend to elementary teachers in greater Victoria schools. The idea is to get more Black representation in local classrooms.

2 provincial parks in B.C. being considered as part of treaty settlement with First Nations

The province says Discovery Island Marine Park and Sooke Mountain Park are being considered as part of land packages to the Songhees Nation and T’Sou-ke Nation respectively. The public can learn more about the proposed treaties at a series of open houses this spring.

Racial abuse reported on multiple occasions at youth soccer events on Vancouver Island

The Lower Island Soccer Association, which governs youth soccer on southern Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf islands, says the incidents have happened this season, both on and off the field.

Emergency room in Alert Bay, B.C., closed for more than 2 weeks over holidays

The small emergency room at the Cormorant Island Health Centre has nursing vacancies that Island Health hasn’t been able to fill. It has been closed overnight for more than four months and is now closed 24/7 until Jan. 3. The nearest ER is about 45 minutes away by ferry or water taxi.