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Darron Kloster

Darron Kloster

Darron Kloster has been an editor, reporter and feature writer for the Times Colonist for 34 years and has worked in the industry for four decades covering everything from sports and business to municipal and provincial politics and breaking news.

Darron covers stories involving climate change and issues involving wildlife, marine ecosystems and the rapid changes to our natural world. He also edits and compiles several of the Times Colonist’s special projects, including Discover Magazine, and writes the On The Street business column.

A Saskatchewan native and a graduate of Mount Royal University journalism program, Darron has a natural curiosity — and a belief that every person has a story to tell.

When he’s not at press conferences, in the field, on the phone or pounding on a keyboard, Darron likes exploring and photographing Vancouver Island’s beautiful terrain, tending his vegetable patch and doing carpentry projects.

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Recent Work by Darron

B.C.'s drought: Comox Valley farmers hopeful drought will hold off after wetter spring

B.C.'s drought: Comox Valley farmers hopeful drought will hold off after wetter spring

Some worry they may not have enough feed and water to get through another season in a drought
UVic geologist wins $850K Kyoto Prize for research on Earth's history

UVic geologist wins $850K Kyoto Prize for research on Earth's history

Considered the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Kyoto Prize is presented internationally to individuals who have made significant contributions in science, technology, arts and philosophy
Police seize 20 guns, 20,000 rounds of ammo in raid on Bear Mountain home

Police seize 20 guns, 20,000 rounds of ammo in raid on Bear Mountain home

One person was arrested after the June 25 raid at the residence in the 800-block of Pintail Place but has since been released.
Highway patrol seizes big haul of illegal cigarettes near Duncan

Highway patrol seizes big haul of illegal cigarettes near Duncan

Officers discovered the contraband cigarettes, worth about $400,000, after pulling over a truck towing a trailer near Duncan for suspected impaired driving.
Rental truck impounded after speeding driver turns out to be impaired

Rental truck impounded after speeding driver turns out to be impaired

After the truck was clocked at 106 km/h in a 60 km/h construction zone, near Comox Valley Parkway, police found the driver was impaired by alcohol.
Nanaimo RCMP find illicit drugs, weapons after stopping suspected prohibited driver

Nanaimo RCMP find illicit drugs, weapons after stopping suspected prohibited driver

An officer with the detachment’s special investigations team saw a man known to be prohibited from driving parking and getting out of a truck
DFO hoping to help two humpbacks entangled in fishing gear

DFO hoping to help two humpbacks entangled in fishing gear

Vector, a three-year-old male, has a rope embedded near its blowhole and wrapped hard around its body and dorsal fin, while Schooner reportedly has fishing gear on its body
UVic's McKinnon Pool to close this fall after more than 50 years

UVic's McKinnon Pool to close this fall after more than 50 years

The university says the pool has reached the end of its life and is too costly to maintain
Central Saanich issues warning after cougar seen along highway

Central Saanich issues warning after cougar seen along highway

The cougar was was seen travelling east along the Pat Bay Highway, near Mount Newton Cross Road, on Tuesday night.
One smart chicken: Gabriola hen sets world record in recognizing visual cues

One smart chicken: Gabriola hen sets world record in recognizing visual cues

Lacey, a Hyline chicken, had to identify specific letters, numbers and colours by pecking on the right ones over a 60-second span
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