Kieran Oudshoorn


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.

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Hundreds of protesters flood back into old-growth blockade camps cleared by RCMP

Activists on Vancouver Island have reoccupied blockade camps in the Fairy Creek watershed where police have spent weeks making arrests to enforce a B.C. Supreme Court injunction allowing logging activities to continue in the area.

Should people with severe mental illnesses and no home be forced into treatment?

Front line workers in Victoria disagree about whether people with severe mental illnesses and no home should be forced into treatment without their consent.

B.C. city prevents owners from moving into new homes after realizing area's sewage system is at capacity

Several new homeowners in Campbell River, B.C., got a shock earlier this week when the city put a freeze on issuing new occupancy permits, after staff discovered the municipal sewage system in the Maryland neighborhood was already at capacity.

District of Ucluelet, B.C. launches pilot project to allow van dwellers

The District of Ucluelet is taking a new approach to housing for seasonal workers. 

Stay-at-home order for Cowichan Tribes lifted after 2 months

Members of Cowichan Tribes near Duncan on Vancouver Island are breathing a sigh of relief after a two-month-long lockdown ended on Friday, but with six COVID deaths, community leaders say vigilance is still needed.

Workers say restart of Powell River paper mill is 'bittersweet'

Hundreds of workers at the Powell River Catalyst Paper Mill who were laid off at the start of the pandemic will soon be back on the job. But for many the news is bittersweet as only 200 of the more than 320 workers will be coming back to work.

Denture clinic patients are being put at risk by neighbouring business ignoring COVID rules, staff say

Workers at the Beautiful Smiles Denture Clinic in Duncan say their patients are endangered by their downstairs neighbours. Their office is above the Fallen for Nails Hair & Beauty Salon, which does not ask clients or staff to wear masks or follow COVID safety protocols.

Aquaculture workers worry about bleak future with the closing of farms in the Discovery Islands

Lifelong fish farmers like Paul Pattison say after watching the decline of logging, mining and pulp mills in Campbell River, the closing of the Discovery Island fish farms feels like the final nail in the coffin.

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.