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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.

Email
dkloster@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Darron

Royal B.C. Museum takes on collection of Terry Fox memorabilia

Royal B.C. Museum takes on collection of Terry Fox memorabilia

The collection includes the runner’s prosthetic legs and T-shirts and the bottle of ocean water he collected in Newfoundland when he started his historic 1980 run across Canada
Hockey Day in Canada generated $4M in economic activity for capital region: commission

Hockey Day in Canada generated $4M in economic activity for capital region: commission

The Jan. 17 to 20 event, which included a chance to see the Stanley Cup and dozens of NHL alumni, attracted thousands of fans to Victoria
Rare sea turtle discovered dead on North Island

Rare sea turtle discovered dead on North Island

It’s the second loggerhead turtle discovered on the Island in three months, after a 38-kilogram female was found alive but severely hypothermic off Metchosin in February
Recreational anglers push back against proposed salmon closures

Recreational anglers push back against proposed salmon closures

The proposed fishery closures are designed to protect the endangered southern resident killer whales.
Province to provide $250,000 to help preserve iconic Martin Mars water bomber

Province to provide $250,000 to help preserve iconic Martin Mars water bomber

The Hawaii Martin Mars’s final flight is expected before the end of 2024 and will be a multi-phased process that includes passing federal inspections, crew training and test flights.
Rescuers continue effort to coax orphan orca out of Vancouver Island lagoon

Rescuers continue effort to coax orphan orca out of Vancouver Island lagoon

About 10 vessels were inside the lagoon near Zeballos, using playback vocalizations of other transient killer whales, okoimi pipes and long ropes with floats and lines in the lagoon to try to move the calf to open water.
Orphaned orca remains stranded as rescuers consider all options

Orphaned orca remains stranded as rescuers consider all options

A 120-foot-opening, under a roadway span, and the changing tides that rush through it are proving to be a barrier in leading the calf out to open ocean.
'Complex operation' underway to save orphaned orca calf

'Complex operation' underway to save orphaned orca calf

The whale’s pregnant mother died after beaching itself Saturday morning while hunting and likely drowned about an hour later as the tide came in.
Royal B.C. Museum reveals name of new collections and archives building

Royal B.C. Museum reveals name of new collections and archives building

The $270-million facility will be called the Royal B.C. Museum PARC Campus, an acronym for Provincial Archives, Research and Collections.
Lack of fibre has forest industry and communities in 'crisis,' unions say

Lack of fibre has forest industry and communities in 'crisis,' unions say

Forest industry unions Unifor, United Steelworkers and Public and Private Workers of Canada say they want to be part of key reforms in the industry
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