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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

Langford councillor says critic crossed a line when he showed up in front of his home

Langford councillor says critic crossed a line when he showed up in front of his home

The confrontation with council critic Scott Perry took place on a public sidewalk on Luxton Road in front of Coun. Keith Yacucha’s home.
$8.8M Uplands pipe upgrade to prevent sewage flowing into ocean

$8.8M Uplands pipe upgrade to prevent sewage flowing into ocean

Funding from the federal and provincial governments will allow Oak Bay to replace the single-pipe system that was built nearly a century ago
Langford councillor harassed at home by 'disgruntled member of the public': mayor

Langford councillor harassed at home by 'disgruntled member of the public': mayor

Some members of the public could be banned from live meetings of council, which is considering taking legal action
Malahat Nation, production company announce plans for film studios

Malahat Nation, production company announce plans for film studios

The 85-acre Mill Bay site could have as many as six sound stages up to 36,000 square feet each and several production workshops as well as a commercial complex with a hotel
Police raids on 12 properties result in three arrests, massive drug haul

Police raids on 12 properties result in three arrests, massive drug haul

Searches of a Langford motorcycle club and a dozen other properties and vehicles in the region turned up 450 grams of fentanyl, along with other drugs, weapons and cash
Starbucks pulls some cake pops after Courtenay mom reports finding pill

Starbucks pulls some cake pops after Courtenay mom reports finding pill

Starbucks Coffee Canada says the company is aware of the incident and is investigating with its supplier
Port McNeill moving beloved burl to new, more visible location

Port McNeill moving beloved burl to new, more visible location

The world-record tree burl, a popular tourist attraction, is being moved to a new spot at the gateway to Port McNeill’s downtown.
Bachelor party off Oak Bay: Sea lions gather and make a racket

Bachelor party off Oak Bay: Sea lions gather and make a racket

“They’re farting, belching, roaring and growling … it’s quite the scene.”
Unforgotten: ID specialist hunts for clues to put names to unidentified bodies

Unforgotten: ID specialist hunts for clues to put names to unidentified bodies

“You always want to bring closure to a file, and to the people who knew them,” says Laura Yazedjian, a Victoria-born forensic pathologist
Southern resident orca calf presumed dead

Southern resident orca calf presumed dead

J60, a young male born in late December, was not seen during an an encounter with all members of J Pod near the San Juan Islands
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