Megan Thomas

Reporter

Megan Thomas is a reporter for CBC in Victoria, B.C. She covers stories from around Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. Follow her on Twitter @meganTcbc.

Latest from Megan Thomas

Pothole-turned-sinkhole a headache for Saanich neighbourhood

What started out as a pothole on a Saanich street during a snowstorm in February has turned into months of geotechnical investigation and likely a costly fix for the Vancouver Island district.

Heritage items from fire-damaged Victoria building to be salvaged

A heritage building in Victoria's downtown that was severely damaged by a fire will soon be demolished. But the owner has been asked to save some unique features so they can live on in a new development.

Hornby Island residents anxious for news on future of fire-damaged school

Some people on Hornby Island are anxious for word on the future of the island's school almost a year after the building was heavily damaged by a fire.

Trial begins for Washington state man accused in 1987 murders of B.C. couple

Saanich teenagers Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook were killed in Washington state in 1987.

Drought conditions prompt call for water conservation on Vancouver Island

The province has moved the drought rating for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to Level 3, which calls for voluntary water conservation measures.

A bit of diplomacy on a Victoria baseball diamond

A unique exhibition game to kick off the professional baseball season in Victoria will feature a match up between Cuban and American players.

B.C. museum returns Indigenous poles in spirit of repatriation

Two Indigenous poles that have long stood at the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria are being returned to the communities that inspired their creation.

Conservation groups sound alarm over another sea lice outbreak in Clayoquot Sound

Conservation groups that monitor Clayoquot Sound are sounding the alarm for the second spring in a row about high levels of a parasite that can harm juvenile wild salmon.

'A chance at life': Salmon fry rescue underway on Vancouver Island

Thousands of salmon fry that would otherwise die are being rescued from drying river and creek beds in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.

Swirling currents, frigid water and sea lions: Vancouver Island students attempt open-water swim

The students plan to swim through six kilometres of choppy open water off Metchosin, B.C., in a unique end-of-year challenge.

Greenlit: B.C. lighthouses upgrading to wind and solar power

Traditionally, the lighthouses have relied on diesel generators that run 24 hours a day to provide electricity for the light tower and lightkeeper houses.

After 8 months, evacuation order lifted for all but 7 Zeballos properties affected by wildfire damage

An updated risk assessment of the slope that towers over the Vancouver Island community found the risk of a slide or falling debris is not as high as previously thought.

Drug-checking program in Victoria aims to prevent overdose deaths

The free and confidential pilot program is being offered at two harm-reduction sites in the city.

B.C. organ transplant patients seek 'accommodation angels'

A Victoria couple is searching for "accommodation angels" to help relieve some of the financial stress that can come with receiving an organ transplant in B.C.

B.C.'s Maritime Museum highlights shame of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Exhibit at the Maritime Museum of B.C. highlights the largest accumulation of ocean plastic and human-made debris in the world.