Author

Andrew Findlay

Environment

Meet the endangered bird that nests high above Fairy Creek

Marbled murrelets stand as an indictment of BC’s lack of action to protect species at risk

Vancouver Island

From coal to cool: Cumberland booms again

By Andrew Findlay
May 25, 2021

When a sleepy town attracts wealthy digital nomads, what happens to its old-school charm?

Vancouver Island

What's happening to Vancouver Island's local food supply?

By Andrew Findlay
Apr 15, 2021

Rising land prices are keeping young people out of farming. Local groups, farmers and entrepreneurs are trying to change that

Environment

How to make an acid-proof oyster

By Andrew Findlay
Mar 17, 2021

Oyster farms face a fading future in acidifying oceans. But a Vancouver Island research program is trying to breed oysters that can resist the change

Business

Victoria’s big blue opportunity

By Andrew Findlay
Feb 25, 2021

Surrounded on three sides by the ocean, Victoria has already attracted big-name ocean technology companies. But a new cluster wants to accelerate the sea change

Know Your Neighbour

All-in: Heiltsuk leader Jess Housty is building her community for resilience

By Andrew Findlay
Feb 19, 2021

Just after winning its battle against Northern Gateway, Bella Bella was devastated by the Nathan E. Stewart disaster. Now Housty is trying to bring up a generation that's ready for the next fight.

Environment

Logging change: old-growth harvesting has deep roots on Vancouver Island, but how long can it last?

By Andrew Findlay
Jan 31, 2021

Logging-dependent communities are facing an existential threat from what conservationists and First Nations say is an overdue change to forestry practices

Transportation

Could passenger rail down the E&N solve Victoria's congestion woes?

By Andrew Findlay
Nov 14, 2020

By 2038, a drive from Mill Bay to Victoria is expected to take 2 hours and 24 minutes