John McKinley

Calls mount for review of iHealth paperless record-keeping system

Nanaimo health care providers call for suspension as issues persist three months into implementation scheduled to go Vancouver Island-wide

Province not rushing to extinguish old growth chainsaws any time soon

Ministry cites north Island's dependency on logging in response to Vancouver Island communities asking for a halt to old growth harvest

Vancouver Island growing away from old growth logging?

Industry warns of dire consequences as communities and businesses urge the reduction or complete restriction of harvesting ancient trees

Vancouver Island turns up the heat on people leaving pets in hot cars

Dog advocates hoping tougher bylaws, increased awareness will reduce the risk

Island Health maintains controversial paperless system safe, working as planned

Officials say technical support for new electronic record system will continue at Nanaimo hospital until doctors and nurses are up to speed

Five-month wait for logging plan has Sierra Club crying foul on the north Island

Lemare Lake Logging says its operations at East Creek near Brooks Peninsula have been by the book, forests ministry unconcerned

Community paramedicine adds life and health to remote Vancouver Island communities

B.C. Ambulance service program providing incentive for paramedics to work in small communities, making house calls before emergency arrives

Equity sought as Vancouver Island police costs all over the map

Neighbours paying different rates for the same RCMP service, some communities paying five to 10 times what others pay on a per capita basis

Painful birth for paperless health care

Island Health's new digital diagnosis, treatment and medical history recording system on a difficult learning curve in Nanaimo test rollout

Vancouver Island library system hits the midway point of $43 million improvement plan

Book it: Twenty-one communities targeted for new or improved branches in order to bring them up to a consistent standard

Vancouver Island, it’s Friday the 13th, are you scared now?

Is your friggatriskaidekaphobia showing this morning?

Social media graces? Online commenting in a new media age

The struggle to define acceptable and accountable internet conversations continues

Free speech advocate smells the wolf of censorship in City of Nanaimo letter

Lawyers cites Charter of Rights after social media sites asked to refrain from what the city considers online personal attacks on its staff

Change sought for inmates on doggie death row

Advocates on both sides seeking amendments to the laws governing how communities designate and deal with dangerous dogs

Police have had all they can eat of bad drivers

Too many cars on the road still being steered by distracted people behind the wheel

Is your community bike-friendly enough?

Lobby points to health, environment, traffic benefits while pushing hard for the cyclefication of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island insider: trips you may not have considered

Nineteen (or 20) experiences you may not have considered, right in your backyard

Tip advisor: Or what I learned from visiting the worst-ranked restaurant on Vancouver Island

Commentary: Online reviews increasingly becoming the lifeblood of the hospitality industry

Allure of pot brownies raising red flags

Vancouver Island social workers want to make sure legalized marijuana doesn't come with unintended consequences for children

Taking care of business: uncertainty colours Vancouver Island pot shop wave

Communities responding in different ways as entrepreneurs line up to take advantage of looming new pot laws