Kieran Oudshoorn

Reporter

Kieran Oudshoorn is an award-winning broadcast journalist, documentary producer and photographer. He is based in Victoria, where he reports on stories from around Vancouver Island for local and national audiences. Formerly of Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Latest from Kieran Oudshoorn

2021 could mark a turning point for the logging of old growth trees in B.C.

Conservationists who have blockaded logging roads to try and keep B.C.'s ancient trees from being felled want a further commitment to protect biodiversity. Communities that rely on logging for their livelihoods also want assurances new rules won't put an end to life as they know it. 

B.C. town councillor, 22, alleges discrimination from colleagues over age, sexual orientation

During a private meeting in July, Qualicum Beach Coun. Robert Filmer alleges a fellow council member inappropriately tried to use his sexual orientation to coerce him to vote for a motion.

Low-income senior says she was kicked off COVID-19 subsidy after going just $4 over threshold

A low-income senior in Courtenay, B.C., says a tiny change to her income got her kicked off a provincial COVID-19 subsidy. She says the government has failed her and she worries about how many other seniors have found themselves in the same situation.

Demand for primary care in Victoria crashes clinic website, disappointing would-be patients

A large number of Victoria residents looking to become patients at a new primary care clinic were disappointed Monday when the clinic's website crashed, preventing them from applying. 

Whiskey Creek deaths highlight issue of more people sleeping rough in Vancouver Island woods

The deaths this week near Whiskey Creek were a shock to many, but the fact that people are squatting in the woods is unsurprising to an elected representative for the area.

Vancouver Island First Nation blocks highway over logging dispute

Highway 28, which runs from Campbell River to Gold River, is being blocked by the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, due to a dispute over logging traffic. 

District's demand for storm-drain connection would cost $300K and bankrupt us, homeowners say

A pair of Saanich homeowners says the district’s requirement that all new homes connect to the municipal storm drain at the owner's expense is unreasonable and the year-long queue to apply to district council for an exception is threatening to ruin them financially.

Support for vulnerable youth is lacking, advocates say — but it could help end homelessness

Advocates are calling for a multi-million dollar government investment in support for vulnerable youth in order to break what they call a cycle of homelessness that continues into adulthood as children age out of care. 

Province apologizes after sending 900 letters to seniors in error threatening legal action

B.C.'s Ministry of Finance is apologizing after seniors participating in a tax deferment program were sent letters threatening legal action. 

B.C. pharmacy taking advantage of new rules to deliver safe drug supply directly to patients

A Victoria pharmacy is using new rules around who can deliver a safe supply of pharmaceutical alternatives to street drugs to offer a medication delivery service to clients struggling with addictions.

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