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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

Parks Canada to spend $12M on Sidney Island deer kill, restoration, documents show

Parks Canada to spend $12M on Sidney Island deer kill, restoration, documents show

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation obtained the documents through an access-to-information request
One year on, police probe into Oak Bay worker’s death goes on

One year on, police probe into Oak Bay worker’s death goes on

Steve Seekins was working over a manhole cover on Monterey Avenue on May 17, 2023 when a black SUV jumped the curb and struck and killed him
Solar storms hit deep-sea compasses: UVic

Solar storms hit deep-sea compasses: UVic

Ocean Networks Canada, which operates deep-sea observatories, discovered the disturbances during quality-control checks.
Gel blaster drive-by shootings a criminal offence: Campbell River RCMP

Gel blaster drive-by shootings a criminal offence: Campbell River RCMP

Police say they have received reports of teens in vehicles shooting at unsuspecting pedestrians with water gel blasters or airsoft guns
Nanaimo to host record-holder for youngest female pilot to fly solo around world

Nanaimo to host record-holder for youngest female pilot to fly solo around world

Zara Rutherford, a Belgian-British aviator who achieved the feat at 19, is the featured speaker at the B.C. Aviation Council’s annual conference.
Construction starts on new six-storey control tower at Victoria airport

Construction starts on new six-storey control tower at Victoria airport

The tower, to be completed in 2027, is expected to have state-of-the-art technology and better sightlines
Sunken fishing vessel raised, fuel offloaded at Henry island

Sunken fishing vessel raised, fuel offloaded at Henry island

Divers used a pump truck onboard a barge to retrieve more than 1,900 litres of diesel fuel from the Chief Joseph, which sank May 3
Stonehenge exhibit at Royal B.C. Museum brings science to ancient mystery

Stonehenge exhibit at Royal B.C. Museum brings science to ancient mystery

Isotope studies of bones and ancient DNA reconstructing human genomes are shedding light on the ancestral origins of Stonehenge people.
Driver who crashed into power pole in Metchosin suspected to be impaired by drugs

Driver who crashed into power pole in Metchosin suspected to be impaired by drugs

Several people reported erratic driving to police, including one driver who reported a man who appeared to be falling asleep at the wheel while operating a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo sedan
Floatplane hit boat wake or object before crash off Tahsis Inlet, says TSB report

Floatplane hit boat wake or object before crash off Tahsis Inlet, says TSB report

The contact caused the plane to bounce 30 feet in the air, prompting the pilot to do a “go-around” where it struck the side of a mountain, killing the pilot and one passenger
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