A Vancouver Island group is pushing for British Columbia to become the first province in Canada to ban rat poison and other rodenticides, saying they are inhumane and have detrimental effects on local wildlife.
The owner of a Sproat Lake restaurant that originally wasn't going to open for the season due to the pandemic says pleas from customers and an innovative idea are what allowed the business to open its doors and flourish.
Eric Blackmore, Cory Mills and AJ Jensen, all 20 years old, died in the early morning hours of Feb. 1, 2020, when their blue Dodge Dakota pickup truck was pulled into the raging river in Sooke Potholes Provincial Park.
When NASA's six-wheeled Perseverance rover touched down on the red soil of Mars, ground control teams in California leapt to their feet in unbridled enthusiasm. But they weren't the only ones bursting with joy.