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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

All oil and natural gas permits in B.C. waters relinquished, energy minister says

All oil and natural gas permits in B.C. waters relinquished, energy minister says

Chevron Canada has relinquished the last of 227 oil and gas exploration permits that once blanketed B.C.’s coast to the federal government
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
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.”
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
Watch: Night divers capture dramatic battle between seal and octopus

Watch: Night divers capture dramatic battle between seal and octopus

The seal was biting into one of the octopus’s arms to try and pull it from a den
'It was better than the busiest summer day': Hockey Day in Canada a boon for region

'It was better than the busiest summer day': Hockey Day in Canada a boon for region

National exposure from the day-long Sportsnet broadcast is expected to pay economic dividends for years to come
Cancel Phase 2 of deer kill 'to avoid further embarrassment,' says group

Cancel Phase 2 of deer kill 'to avoid further embarrassment,' says group

Only 66 fallow deer were killed during the first phase of the deer kill, which cost Parks Canada $834,000
How to help the tiniest of birds through the cold snap

How to help the tiniest of birds through the cold snap

Sugar-water feeders can be wrapped in Christmas lights or the tubes covered in socks with “pocket warmers” inside to keep the liquid from freezing
Black bear chased out of ‘den’ under Cowichan couple’s deck

Black bear chased out of ‘den’ under Cowichan couple’s deck

They had seen the bear fishing in the nearby Cowichan River but didn’t want it living under their home during hibernation, which can be up to six months
Earthquake early-warning system will provide valuable seconds, even minutes

Earthquake early-warning system will provide valuable seconds, even minutes

The warning could trigger automated systems such as diverting planes from landing, stopping public transit and traffic on bridges, shutting off gas valves and alerting surgeons to stop operating.
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