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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.

Email
dkloster@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Darron

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

The cat’s owner is calling for signs to be posted in local parks warning about the animals’ presence, something Colwood says it’s preparing to do
Quake early-warning system coming next year, 300 years after last mega-thrust event

Quake early-warning system coming next year, 300 years after last mega-thrust event

System could give coastal communities several minutes of warning of a mega-thrust earthquake that results in major shaking and damage.
Royal B.C. Museum returning totem to remote First Nation

Royal B.C. Museum returning totem to remote First Nation

The pole was taken from the Nuxalk homeland in South Bentinck (Talleomy) south of Bella Coola after people were forced to relocate after a smallpox epidemic around 1900.
Critically acclaimed Agrius Restaurant on Yates closing

Critically acclaimed Agrius Restaurant on Yates closing

Agrius, named one of Canada’s best new restaurants by Air Canada’s En Route magazine in 2016, cited the impacts of inflation and difficult economic environment in a social-media post
Third floor largely intact as Royal B.C. Museum prepares for two major exhibits

Third floor largely intact as Royal B.C. Museum prepares for two major exhibits

While smaller items have been removed, Old Town, the Discovery ship and the First Peoples Gallery remain in place, waiting for their stories to be told in a more inclusive way, says the museum’s CEO.
'Holy smokes!' Victoria man wins $1 million in lottery

'Holy smokes!' Victoria man wins $1 million in lottery

Michael Kriberg was checking his ticket on the B.C. Lottery Corp app on his phone while watching his kids play hockey at a tournament in Nanaimo when he learned he was an instant millionaire
Whale watchers report record year for sightings in Salish Sea

Whale watchers report record year for sightings in Salish Sea

The Pacific Whale Watch Association, which has 16 member companies in the U.S. and 14 in Canada, recorded Bigg’s killer whales on 278 days and humpbacks on 274 days.
Canadian military to resume weapons training in Juan de Fuca Strait

Canadian military to resume weapons training in Juan de Fuca Strait

The Canadian Armed Forces temporarily paused gunnery training in 2019 to undertake a study on the impacts to marine mamamals, including the critically endangered southern resident killer whales.
Pharmacies now seeing shortage of adult cold and flu medications

Pharmacies now seeing shortage of adult cold and flu medications

Many pharmacies have bare shelves and are fielding multiple calls for medicines like Tylenol and Advil and anything else that can provide relief.
Cougar believed to have left Protection Island

Cougar believed to have left Protection Island

An elusive cougar that swam to Protection Island near Nanaimo, killed a deer there and had residents on high alert over the holiday season has apparently left the same way it came.
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