Before Michelle Gagnon figured out her that her cat liked playing fetch outside in the snow, Bodhi was a skittish kitten.
WITH ADAM SAWATSKY
Anette never expected that she’d be going for daily walks around her neighbourhood with a pair of pups and a 300 pound pig.
When Olivia started searching for snails at the start of the pandemic, her mom Sarah wasn’t surprised.
Adam finds out how an unexpected past turned a woman and a young goat into unlikely colleagues.
Although Fisher is partial to just laying about cuddling the cat, the three-legged dog’s determination is proving to be boundless.
Dave Clarke's noisy welding shop in Victoria is the last place you might expect to find a hummingbird nest, but that's exactly what he found one recent morning.
When Rande Cook first spotted the potted plant, he 'hired' it on the spot. There was something about the snake plant that seemed to speak to him.
As Fred takes a framed photo off the wall, showing a winning a moment from his 40-year career working with race horses, he admits he was feeling stuck.
“Go with the flow and appreciate all the little things they show you.” Adam finds out the story behind a Nanaimo cat that goes skiing, cycling, and kayaking with his owner.
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Calling it racist and shameful, the prime minister issued a statement Monday on the anniversary of one of Canada's darker historical chapters.
It's been a year since the announcement of the detection of unmarked graves at the site of what was once Canada's largest residential school – an announcement that for many Indigenous survivors was confirmation of what they already knew.
Sea lions have been feasting on farmed salmon for weeks after breaking into several open-net pens in B.C.'s Clayoquot Sound, worrying conservationists who say they could drown.
Some of British Columbia's more creative vehicle owners received bad news over the last two years: you can't put everything on a licence plate.
Mounties on the Mid-Island are asking the public for help identifying a man suspected of robbing a bank in Parksville last week.
The BC Conservation Officer Service is warning residents of Port Hardy to "take precautions" after a man had an encounter with "an aggressive black bear" in the district on Friday.
Beginning at sunrise on Monday, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc will host a solemn day of ceremony and reflection to mark the one-year anniversary of unmarked graves being located at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
The Island Corridor Foundation (ICF), which manages rail on Vancouver Island, released last week an initial business case stating the need it sees for safe, efficient, reliable, transit-like rail as the island's population grows.
Some British Columbians won’t be getting provincial rebates meant to offset soaring gas prices until the end of July, according to ICBC.
A Vancouver Island health care centre is reducing its operating hours because of staffing considerations.
Why does smoke seem to follow you around a campfire? B.C. research scientist Kerry Anderson told CTVNews.ca the answer actually boils down to physics.
A free animal wellness clinic that helps homeless and low-income pet owners in Nanaimo receive veterinary care for free is celebrating its third anniversary with a gift of 500 microchips from the BC SPCA.
"Victoria is such a lively and exciting place to be in the summer, and there is a pent-up demand for people to be out and about enjoying the city," said Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps.
British Columbia is giving $100 million in funding to address the historical wrongs it caused when it helped to intern thousands of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.
The nightmares started last May, said Harvey McLeod, chief of the Upper Nicola Indian Band and a survivor of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
Ten children in Canada were found to be suffering from severe acute hepatitis not caused by known hepatitis viruses over a nearly six-month period recently, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced Friday.
There are new details about the unmarked graves near the Kamloops residential school site.