John McKinley

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?

Emily Carr driving Vancouver Island hopes as the face of Canadian money

Renowned Island artist already on Chemainus currency, finalist to repeat that feat on a new national banknote

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

Vancouver Island rejects northern plea for free hospital parking

North Island push to stop parking fees at new Courtenay and Campbell River hospitals fails to gain support

Vancouver Island commits to rail review, not sure of exactly what or how

Local government endorses close look at Island Corridor Foundation while

Vancouver Island docs hope declaration of emergency can help stem overdose tide

The province has declared an unprecedented state of emergency in response to an epidemic of drug related deaths so far this year

Vancouver Island University driving social and economic change across the Island

Focus on VIU Part III: connecting the job force to emerging regional needs, providing opportunities for personal and community growth

Maternity leave furor could give birth to new legislation

Vancouver Island politicians urge province to close loophole that leaves elected officials without parental rights

Kitchen table diplomacy arrives on Vancouver Island

Focus on VIU I: A look at how the international student program at Vancouver Island University is creating cultural and economic change

AVICC: Delegates support rail funding motion

NANAIMO – Majority of AVICC attendees vote to urge federal government to release funding for track repairs.