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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

Humpback focused on feeding comes within oar length of startled kayakers

Humpback focused on feeding comes within oar length of startled kayakers

The encounter is a reminder that the whales are focused on feeding and often oblivious to their surroundings.
Rescued humpback returns with new calf, but entanglement dangers remain

Rescued humpback returns with new calf, but entanglement dangers remain

The confirmation of the humpback calf came as a pleasant surprise to scientists and rescuers, but with the grim reminder that entanglements are continuing all along the B.C. coast
Seaspan Victoria fined $710K after welder suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

Seaspan Victoria fined $710K after welder suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

The welder had continued to cut metal in a confined space on a ship for 40 minutes after a gas-monitor alarm started sounding, says WorkSafeBC.
Suspicious fire scorches tree in Esquimalt park, damages crow nest

Suspicious fire scorches tree in Esquimalt park, damages crow nest

A neighbour says the cedar tree “went up like a torch” in the fire, which looked like it was deliberately set
'If someone's in trouble, you help': First Nations coast guard auxiliary units fill critical response gaps

'If someone's in trouble, you help': First Nations coast guard auxiliary units fill critical response gaps

When boaters get into trouble in remote areas of B.C.’s coast, First Nations communities are usually the first to arrive and relay critical information, says the coast guard
Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Combined with low river flows caused by drought, it’s contributing to declining salmon populations in the beleaguered estuary
Black bear relocated after prowling Saanich Peninsula neighbourhoods; students kept inside

Black bear relocated after prowling Saanich Peninsula neighbourhoods; students kept inside

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service tranquilized the three-year-old male bear near Braun Court in Sidney on Monday
Hiker and dog attacked by cougar in Strathcona Park

Hiker and dog attacked by cougar in Strathcona Park

The hikers used bear spray to scare the big cat away.
Child and dog among those rescued after kayaks swamped

Child and dog among those rescued after kayaks swamped

The kayakers were swamped in rough seas near Lummi Island in the San Juan archipelago.
Massive Martin Mars water bomber arriving in Victoria sooner than expected

Massive Martin Mars water bomber arriving in Victoria sooner than expected

The Hawaii Martin Mars is expected to fly into the Patricia Bay Coast Guard base between Aug. 5 and 10, rather than at the end of the year
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