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Courtenay artist Bill Bolten recently presented Dr. Bonnie Henry with this carving of a yellow warbler. Photo supplied.

Courtenay carver creates gift for Dr. Bonnie Henry

Bill Bolten presented the carving to B.C.’s public health officer in person

Courtenay artist Bill Bolten recently presented Dr. Bonnie Henry with this carving of a yellow warbler. Photo supplied.
A fallen tree on Marshall Road was among the problems caused by windy weather in the Cowichan Valley on Tuesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A fallen tree on Marshall Road was among the problems caused by windy weather in the Cowichan Valley on Tuesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

First storm of the season expected to hit Vancouver Island tonight

Environment Canada has issued a storm warning with wind, and rain that could last into the weekend

Smoky skies expected to continue throughout Monday

Some rain in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow

Play returning to playgrounds across Vancouver Island

A look at where playgrounds are opening and when they might be opening

Vancouver Islanders gathering to rally for Black lives

‘To speak up, all you need is a voice and the will to be heard’

Recreation facilities begin to reopen across Vancouver Island

Physical distancing, health and safety protocols still in place

Vancouver Island’s provincial parks ready to reopen

Visitors advised to follow physical distancing protocols as day use returns to selected parks May 14

Popular parking lots closing across Vancouver Island to encourage long weekend social distancing

Officials concerned warm weather will ease people’s commitment to fighting the pandemic

Thermometer drops to record lows in three Vancouver Island communities

Campbell River’s -7.5 C now its coldest temperature on record for March 16

Win tickets to see Michelle Obama

Former first lady speaking at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Tuesday, March 31

Province appoints special mediators in bid to end coastal forest strike

Amanda Rogers and Vince Ready given powers to craft recommended deal to break eight-month impasse

Comox Valley under air quality advisory

Alberni Valley also issued warning, which was removed a day later

UPDATE: Nanaimo pit bulls destroyed after attacking kids

Police report pair were seized and humanely euthanized

VI Free Daily honoured for #MeToo at work

Multimedia series gold one of several BCYCNA awards for VI Free Daily contributors

VI Free Daily honoured for #MeToo at work

Multimedia series gold one of several BCYCNA awards for VI Free Daily contributors

Vancouver Island a world-class honeymoon destination

Vernon, Kaslo and the Sunshine Coast also hit Expedia.ca’s list of best global honeymoon destinations

Property values soar across Vancouver Island

New assessment rolls reveal jumps of between 10 and 25 per cent, with Ucluelet leading the way

North Saanich has good reason to feel safe

Port Alberni gets dubious honour of Island’s most dangerous place