Steven Telck never imagined he’d be spending his retirement travelling with a rescue cat named Miss Bunny.
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.
An 11-year-old Vancouver Island athlete came home from the World Dwarf Games in Germany with seven medals. He humbly says there's nothing stopping any of us from achieving our goals, if we can just get out there and do it.
"Don’t worry. Be happy!" Adam finds out why a 71-year-old is cycling thousands of kilometres on a trike, with a three-legged cat.
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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.
Much of British Columbia will welcome the first week of fall with wet, cool conditions after enduring a summer of drought.
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.
More than one million people in B.C. are unable to secure a family doctor, and access to primary-care clinics is becoming harder by the day. But a Vancouver Island foundation has created what it is calling a playbook to end the ailing system.
Mounties on Vancouver Island are asking the public to help identify a suspect who allegedly broke into bank in Duncan earlier this month.
At least three people were arrested Wednesday as protesters and counter-protesters gathered in Nanaimo and Victoria to argue about the way schools teach sexuality and gender identity, and how teachers refer to transgender students.
A former Vancouver Island gym teacher has permanently lost his teaching certificate after he started an intimate relationship with a vulnerable 15-year-old student and began dating the student shortly after graduation.
The opening of a supportive housing facility for 50 young people in Victoria has been delayed despite construction being complete, and outreach advocates say an extension may be needed to avoid displacing a dozen of the anticipated tenants.
A 65-year-old Vancouver Island man who was reported missing to police over the weekend has been found dead.
The Campbell River RCMP say a highway crash that sent a car into a power pole over the weekend was likely caused by another driver falling asleep at the wheel.
Protests and counter-protests for and against Canada's trans and LGBTQ community are being planned across Canada on Wednesday. British Columbia's Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender, called the anti-LGBTQ marches "hate-fuelled" and said while peaceful demonstration protects democracy and generates debate, the human rights of the trans and LGBTQ community "is not up for debate."
A man is dead after he drowned while trying to swim to his drifting boat in the Saanich Inlet on Monday evening. Two RCMP officers and several bystanders entered the water and swam out to the man in an attempt to rescue him.