Kieran Oudshoorn

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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

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.

Vancouver Island blockade remains, despite release of government report on old-growth forests

Protesters blocking road construction near the Fairy Creek watershed say the 14 recommendations laid out in the recently released A New Future for Old Forests reports do not go far enough and they have no plans to end their encampments.

Rude, messy, disrespectful tourists anger communities on Vancouver Island's west coast

While the influx of tourist dollars has been welcome for communities like Tofino and Ucluelet, which spent months without visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, locals have reported an increase in rude behaviour, messiness and disregard for bylaws.

Water polo practice was wiped out when pools closed. So, this team took to a lake instead

With pools in Greater Victoria closed this summer, the Saanich Water Polo School has shifted training outside.

'We're not breaking no law,' says Nanaimo charity that refuses to stop collecting bottles

A local Nanaimo charity says it will not comply with city orders to stop sorting bottles and cans in a residential yard.

Rental market 'softening' in Victoria while remaining steady in Kelowna

A jump in available units in Victoria is bringing down rent, while strong local tourism has kept Kelowna’s market steady.

White supremacist symbol in ad unintentional, says Vancouver Island business

Vancouver Island business denounces white supremacy after discovering its ad contains symbols linked to hate.
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Reckless jet skiers endanger surfers in Tofino

Video showing jet skiers launching their watercraft more than three metres into the air at a crowded beach in Tofino has residents outraged.

Sport fishing outfitters claim new federal regulations unfairly target their business

Sport fishing outfitters on the B.C. coast say new federal regulations on chinook salmon announced late last week are hurting their businesses and don't line up with what they're seeing on the water.

Victoria tenants upset ground floor daycare will use apartment's common space

Plans for a commercial daycare to use residential common space in a downtown apartment building lead to tenants filing a complaint with the province's Residential Tenancy Branch.

Proposed cuts to ferry service lead to resignations on Denman and Hornby islands

Residents of Denman and Hornby islands are upset with BC Ferries' plan to cut service to their communities. Nearly half of the ferry advisory committee has resigned in protest.

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