Finn Nelson will never forget that day his dad asked if he wanted to go see a whale in the wild.
WITH ADAM SAWATSKY
Travis Stock is grateful to have grown up from a shy boy to a fearless man — who was inspired by his big sister to overcome adversity through giving back — by finding a creative way to spread joy and positivity.
Laurann Brown was walking down the street with a her friend, in a deep discussion about the direction her life was going, when she noticed a sign attached to a suitcase saying, "Pick a topic. Get a poem."
When her son started showing an interest in basketball this year, after a lifetime of suffering from serious medical issues and being on the autism spectrum, Betty Wade was overjoyed.
Rather than searching for satisfaction by climbing up a ladder, a Victoria senior says if you take the time to notice the rainbows, you just might find something far more rewarding than gold.
When a Victoria senior is not making scones from scratch, and delivering them to neighbours up and down their building’s 21 floors, “just because” — she’s leaving thoughtful cards and gifts to surprise people on their doorsteps.
Bruce Campana never imagined he would grow up to solicit smooches from a llama named Fabio.
“It’s my best memory ever!” Adam finds out why a remarkable photo of an orca is proving so meaningful for a father and son.
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The death of a Metro Vancouver RCMP officer who was shot dead while executing a search warrant is reverberating with law enforcement officials across the country.
Vancouver Canucks players squared off against each other Saturday in a full-contact scrimmage ahead of Sunday's first pre-season game in Calgary against the Flames.
After publishing COVID-19 data just once a month over the summer, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control returned to biweekly updates this week.
Almost every day this summer, University of British Columbia master's student Megan Winand waded through wetlands with an antenna, following the beeping sounds to find Columbia spotted frogs.
B.C. RCMP have identified the officer killed while executing a search warrant in Coquitlam Friday morning as Const. Rick O'Brien.
There was 'shared intelligence among Five Eyes partners' that informed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's public allegation of a potential link between the government of India and the murder of a Canadian citizen, United States Ambassador to Canada David Cohen confirmed to CTV News.
A fall windstorm is expected to hit Vancouver Island this weekend, according to forecasters. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement covering all of Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast north of Saltery Bay.
The British Columbia government is providing more money to rural, First Nations and volunteer fire departments across the province.
One RCMP officer was killed and two others were seriously injured while police were executing a search warrant at a home in Coquitlam, B.C., Friday.
Mounties are searching for the driver of a white pickup truck after a pedestrian was struck and seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Port Alberni.
A lack of affordable and available housing in the capital region is being blamed for keeping people away who are desperately needed in order to correct the ailing health-care system.
The parents of a Nanaimo teenager who was struck in a crosswalk and later died in hospital have been awarded $327,635 after a B.C. Supreme Court judge recognized the Korean practice of hyodo, in which a child is expected to provide financial and domestic support to their parents.
The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock bike ride returns to Vancouver Island on Saturday.
Two people were airlifted to hospital with minor injuries after their small plane crashed Wednesday morning on northern Vancouver Island. A spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada tells CTV News the privately owned de Havilland Beaver aircraft "collided with the terrain" approximately 18 kilometres southwest of Campbell River.
B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma is promising more money to fix a chronic shortage of sheriffs that has led to at least 86 court appearances being cancelled or delayed this year.
The New Zealand men’s curling team are calling a retirement community home while they train in Calgary for the next four months.